When you were here before
Couldn't look you in the eye
You're just like an angel
Your skin makes me cry
He was so overtaken by her appearance and how perfect he thought she was that he couldn’t even bear to approach her.
Thom Yorke says this song is about an inebriated fellow crooning over a crush and anyone who’s ever had a whiskey-binge while musing over a crush can relate to these emotions of self-loathing.
I don’t think that picture gets the point.
This part talks about PERFECTION.
I think he is simply watching that unattainable beauty, That beauty which he couldn’t get and he feels disarmed in front of her skin, which makes him cry..
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