Airbag

by Radiohead

Duration:
4:47
Released:
May 21, 1997
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Lyrics for Airbag by Radiohead:

Verse 1
In the next world war
In a jackknifed juggernaut
I am born again
In the neon sign
Scrolling up and down
I am born again

Chorus
In an interstellar burst
I'm back to save the universe

Verse 2
In a deep, deep sleep
Of the innocent
I am born again
In a fast German car
I'm amazed that I survived
An airbag saved my life

Chorus
In an interstellar burst
I am back to save the universe
In an interstellar burst
I am back to save the universe
In an interstellar burst
I am back to save the universe

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Song Facts

“Airbag” is the first song off OK Computer.

The song is somewhat autobiographical – Thom had been involved in a car accident roughly a decade before, his life saved by an airbag. He touched on this fear before this track, most notably on the aptly-titled The Bends b-side “Killer Cars.”

“Lucky,” the eleventh track on OK Computer, similarly discusses a feeling of superhuman reincarnation following from a motor accident. On “Lucky,” however, the protagonist is pulled from the wreck of a plane.

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