Backdrifts (Honeymoon Is Over)

Backdrifts (Honeymoon Is Over) - Ross Lazar Radiohead Decal...

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Ross Lazar Radiohead Decal November 19, 2007 Back-drifting to the Brink of Insanity Radiohead’s song entitled “Backdrifts” breathes political confusion. The musical arrangement of the song and the song’ lyrics convey the frustrated yet despondent psyche of a people thoroughly disenchanted with its government. The singer opens by expressing his people’s complex range of emotion. He sings, “we’re rotten fruit, we’re damaged goods, what the hell we’ve got nothing more to loose, one gust and we will probably crumble, we’re backdrifters, this far but no further, I’m hanging off a branch, I’m teetering on the brink, Oh! Honey sweet, so full of sleep, I’m backsliding.” The singer illustrates his people’s initial sense of melancholy, articulating their feelings that they are dispensable and “will probably crumble.” Nevertheless, this depressions becomes mutated into a form of aggression, as the singer states he is “teetering on the brink,” an imagery suggesting his people’s desire to perhaps take action
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