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About a Song: Everything In Its Right Place

So here's how this works: I give you the lyrics to a song and you tell me what they mean. It could be what it means to you or what you think it means for the writer, in this case Radiohead's Thom Yorke. The song is "Everything in It's Right Place," the opening track from Radiohead's Kid A, one of music's most brilliant songs.

What do you think:

Kid A, Kid A, Kid A, Kid A
Everything, everything, everything, everything
In its right place
In its right place
In its right place
Right place

Yesterday I woke up sucking a lemon
Yesterday I woke up sucking a lemon
Yesterday I woke up sucking a lemon
Yesterday I woke up sucking a lemon

Everything, everything, everything
In its right place
In its right place
Right place

There are two colours in my head
There are two colours in my head
What is that you tried to say?
What was that you tried to say?
Tried to say, tried to say
Tried to say, tried to say

Everything in its right place

And here is one fans video interpretation of the song.