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Creep is Radiohead's debut single, released in 1992, and it later appeared on their first album, Pablo Honey (1993). During its initial release, Creep was not a chart success. However, upon re-release in 1993, it became a worldwide hit. Attendees of Radiohead's early gigs often exhibited little interest in the band's other songs, causing the band to react against Creep and play it less often during the mid-to-late 1990s. In 1998, halfway through their OK Computer tour, the band dropped the song from set lists altogether. Creep was not played live again until 2001, but it has since reappeared several times on the band's live sets. The song is included in the Radiohead: The Best Of compilation album.

Music Video

Radiohead - Creep

Radiohead - Creep

The music video for Creep shows Radiohead performing the song at a staged concert, shot cinematically.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
When you were here before
Couldn't look you in the eye
You're just like an angel
Your skin makes me cry
You float like a feather
In a beautiful world

[Pre-Chorus]
I wish I was special
You're so very special

[Chorus]
But I'm a creep
I'm a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here?
I don't belong here

[Verse 2]
I don't care if it hurts
I want to have control
I want a perfect body
I want a perfect soul
I want you to notice
When I'm not around

[Pre-Chorus]
You're so fuckin' special
I wish I was special

[Chorus]
But I'm a creep
I'm a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here?
I don't belong here

[Bridge]
She's running out the door
She's running out
She's run, run, run, run
Run

[Outro]
Whatever makes you happy
Whatever you want
You're so fuckin' special
I wish I was special
But I'm a creep
I'm a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here?
I don't belong here
I don't belong here