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Old 01-27-2002, 10:42 PM   #1
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Question about "Optimistic"

I just downloaded it and was wondering if the song is supposed to stop suddenly at 5:14.
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Old 01-27-2002, 10:52 PM   #2
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Yep. Then it goes right to In Limbo.. such a great song.

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Old 01-28-2002, 01:49 AM   #3
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interesting notes about this song...

"Optimistic was touted as one of the few tracks on Kid A which could have been singles. It was played frequently across American alternative radio stations. It's one of the only guitar-based songs on the album, and is also, one of the only songs which doesn't differ too much from the Radiohead sound of old. Very catchy, and a fan favourite at live shows. Featuring Phil on what sounds like some kind of tribal village drums, the track has a certain historical feel to it. While managing to be one of those songs that can get stuck in your head for days at the same time.

Thom has been known to sing the chorus as "The best you can ain't good enough" at some live shows. The studio version chorus is "The best you can is good enough".

~from Fitter Happier

Flies are buzzing round my head
Vultures circling the dead
Picking up every last crumb
The big fish eat the little ones
The big fish eat the little ones
Not my problem, give me some

You can try the best you can
You can try the best you can
The best you can is good enough
You can try the best you can
You can try the best you can
The best you can is good enough

This one's optimistic
This one went to market
This one just came out of the swamp
This one dropped a payload
Fodder for the animals
Living on animal farm

You could try the best you can
You could try the best you can
The best you can is good enough
You can try the best you can
You can try the best you can
The best you can is good enough

I'd really like to help you, man
I'd really like to help you, man
Now this messed up millionaire
Flying around on a prison ship

You can try the best you can
You could try the best you can
The best you can is good enough
You could try the best you can
You could try the best you can

Dinosaurs roaming the Earth
Dinosaurs roaming the Earth
Dinosaurs roaming the Earth

dinosaurs were aliens...

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Old 01-28-2002, 01:42 PM   #4
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you can try the best you can
the best you can is good enough


compare this with Karma Police:

I've given all I can
it's not enough



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Old 01-28-2002, 05:28 PM   #5
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Are their supposed to be skips in this song?
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Old 01-30-2002, 12:12 AM   #6
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Old 01-30-2002, 12:18 AM   #7
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I dont think so.
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Old 01-30-2002, 06:00 PM   #8
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Dinosaurs roaming the Earth
Dinosaurs roaming the Earth
Dinosaurs roaming the Earth

dinosaurs were aliens...
THESE are the lyrics I had trouble pinpointing a couple weeks back in chat. I love this, and yes, I hear it on the radio a lot.

I knew I heard dinosaur.
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