� Pearly* 3:34

Originally released: May 1997

Available on: Airbag/How Am I Driving? (EP), Paranoid Android (single)

Alternative version: Running From Demons (single)

How'd you get your teeth so pearly?
Dew drop dentures
White washed faces
She runs from the third world, pearly

Vanilla (feel it crawl to me)
Milkshakes (crawl back again)
From Hard Rock (whatever you say)
Cafes (it won't go away)
That's where (I feel it crawl to me)
She got her (crawls back again)
Sweet tooth (it won't go away)
For white boys (whatever you say)

She runs from the third world, pearly
Hurts me

Darling hurts me
Darling hurts me
Darling hurts me


The obscure lyrics of this song deserve pondering. The version available on the Paranoid Android CD1 and the US Airbag EP is considered the original, and the remix is available on the No Surprises/Running From Demons EP. The latter has clearer production values and a slightly louder guitar at the beginning; Jonny plays a different ending on the guitar. Both versions open with both Phil and Ed on drums. Pearly* made it onto the band's live set on the latter half of the Ok Computer tour.

The lyrics to Pearly* to this day remain a mystery and a huge controversy in the Radiohead community. Ask any fan and they'll give a different version.