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Creep
Song

Creep

Radiohead
Album:
Pablo Honey

Song Meaning and Background of Creep by Radiohead


I thought the lyrics were fairly bad, and I wasn't particularly satisfied with them," Thom Yorke told Rolling Stone. The song was written by him in college, before Radiohead even formed.


However, "Creep" struck the ideal note of post-Nirvana melancholia and propelled the group into the U.S. charts. Jonny Greenwood, the band's guitarist, subsequently said that he felt the success that followed "Creep" to be "stultifying," yet Radiohead's experience with cookie-cutter stardom inspired the group to make difficult records like OK Computer and Kid A.


The debut single from English band Radiohead's first studio album, Pablo Honey, was "Creep" when it was released as a debut single in 1992. It borrows some ideas from The Air I Breathe by The Hollies.


It reached the third spot in Norway, the sixth spot in Australia, the seventh spot in the United Kingdom, the eighth spot in Belgium, the thirteenth spot in the Netherlands and Ireland, the fifteenth spot in Austria, the seventeenth spot in France, the eighteenth spot in Denmark, the nineteenth spot in New Zealand, the thirty-first spot in Canada, and the thirty-fourth spot in the United States.


Guitar Chords & Lyrics of Creep by Radiohead

G     3-5-5-4-3-3

B     7-9-9-8-7-7

C     8-10-10-9-8-8

Cm    8-10-10-8-8-8

 

[Intro]

G B C Cm

 

[Verse 1]

                     G                              B

When you were here before, couldn't look you in the eyes

                    C                         Cm

You're just like an angel, your skin makes me cry

                 G                      B

You float like a feather in a beautiful world

             C                          Cm

I wish I was special, you're so fucking special

 

[Chorus] (play loud)

Cm

(x3, very short)

          G            B

But I'm a creep, I'm a weirdo

                         C               Cm

What the hell am I doing here? I don't belong here

 

[Verse 2]

                   G                      B

I don't care if it hurts, I wanna have control

                 C                      Cm

I want a perfect body, I want a perfect soul

              G                    B

I want you to notice when I'm not around

                  C                     Cm

You're so fucking special, I wish I was special

 

[Chorus] (play loud)

Cm

(x3, very short)

          G            B

But I'm a creep, I'm a weirdo

                         C               Cm

What the hell am I doing here? I don't belong here

 

[Bridge] (play loud)

            G                     B

Oooh, oooh, she's running out the door...

C                      Cm

She's running out, she run, run, run...

G     B

Ruuuuuuuun...

C     Cm

Ruuuuuuuuuuun...

 

[Verse 3] (play soft until the end)

                   G                   B

Whatever makes you happy, whatever you want

                  C                     Cm

You're so fucking special, I wish I was special

 

[Chorus]

          G            B

But I'm a creep, I'm a weirdo

                         C               Cm

What the hell am I doing here? I don't belong here

          G

I don't belong here

Release Date

1992

Songwriter/s

Radiohead, Albert Hammond, Mike Hazlewood

Producer/s

Sean Slade, Paul Q. Kolderie

Label/s

Parlophone, Capitol

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