How to Disappear Completely boils down Let Down and Karma Police to their spectral essence. The string-laden ballad comes closest to bridging Yorke's lyrical sentiment to the instrumental effect. I float down the Liffey/ I'm not here/ This isn't happening, he sings in his trademark falsetto. The strings melt and weep as the album shifts into its underwater mode.
Nigel Godrich: (when asked if the song had gone over 10 mins): No no no no no no. It's going good I think. Haven't touched it this year. 6 minutes, I hate people who exaggerate. (from January 19, 2000)
Thom: (when asked about the meaning of the line I float down the Liffey): I dreamt I was floating down the liffey and there was nothing i could do. I was flying around Dublin and I really was in the Dream. the whole song is my experiences of really floating (from December 19, 1999)
Phil: Parts I & II are finished - the final movement is proving a little tricky though. (from December 3, 1999)