Radiohead — Karma Police
For me, music has always been a subjective experience. Music is what you make it to be.
Radiohead’s “Karma Police” to me has always been about losing yourself in a terrible relationship, regardless if that was the band’s intent or not.
I’ve given all I can
It’s not enough
After a rather upsetting break-up (aren’t they all?) I turned this song on and everything I went through just made sense.
Or at least it made me feel better that someone had felt what I had at one point and had expressed it so much more poetically than I ever could.
And for a minute there, I lost myself, I lost myself
It also made me realize that I don’t ever want to
pretend to be someone I’m not just to please someone.
I know, I know, I know
that I want someone to love me for me and not for what they wish I could be.
It felt like a switch went off and I just understood—
understood that everything I went through was to reach this revelation.
Anyways, this rather long post came about because this song came on my playlist as I was walking home after class and I thought I’d share.
Tonight was perfect.
The cold cold breeze of an almost fall night coupled with the bright warm lights of the city made me feel oh-so-lucky to be 23 and alive