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Creep

Radiohead

from the album Pablo Honey released in 1993

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Lyrics

Intro

| G . . . | B . . . | C . . . | Cm . . . | (see below for riff)

Verse

G G4 G When you were here before B B4 B I couldn't look you in the eye C C4 C Just like an angel Cm Cm4 Cm Your skin makes me cry You float like a feather In a beautiful world And I wish was special You're so very special

Chorus

G G4 G But I'm a creep B B4 B I'm a weirdo C C4 C What the hell am I doing here? Cm Cm4 Cm I don't belong here I don't care if it hurts I wanna have control I want a perfect body I want a perfect soul 
I want you to notice When I'm not around You're so very 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... whoa, whoa... She's... running out, the door... She's... running out, she run, run... Run... Run... Whatever makes you happy Whatever you want You're so very 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 (end on G and let ring)

Notes & Tabs

Intro, Verse, and Chorus Riff

Throughout the song the same general riff is played with each chord -- specifically, that of adding the 4th note as part of the strumming pattern. You can play each chord in the song with the same basic pattern -- and simply move your hand up the fretboard as shown below. Note that you'll want to mute the A string (rest your index finger on it), as denoted by the "x".

e-|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|--------------------
B-|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|---4-----5----4-----
G-|----4----5---4---|---8----9---8----|----9---10---9----|---5-----5----5-----
D-|----5----5---5---|---9----9---9----|---10---10--10----|---x-----x----x-----
A-|----x----x---x---|---x----x---x----|----x----x---x----|---3-----3----x-----
E-|----3----3---3---|---7----7---7----|----8----8---8----|--------------------
       G    G4  G       B    B4  B         C    C4  C        Cm    Cm4  Cm    

Playing the full bar chords

During the heightened parts (chorus, etc) I'll usually use full bar chords, as shown below. These allow you to achieve a fuller sound, even if the version with 4th is skipped.

e---3----7----8----3----
B---3----7----8----4----
G---4----8----9----5----
D---5----9---10----5----
A---5----9---10----3----
E---3----7----8----x----
    G    B    C    Cm  

Chord Progressions

Intro

| G . . . | B . . . | C . . . | Cm . . . |

Verse

"When you were here before..."
| G . . . | B . . . | C . . . | Cm . . . | (repeat)

Chorus

"But I'm a creep..."
| G . . . | B . . . | C . . . | Cm . . . | (repeat)

Song Info

Song: Creep
Artist: Radiohead
Album: Pablo Honey
Year: 1993
Label: EMI Records Ltd

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About

My name is David Potsiadlo, and I created Songnotes to share my collection of guitar tabs, chords, and lyrics for my favorite songs.

Since I started playing guitar over 10 years ago, I've often been frustrated by the preponderance of mediocre and incomplete song tabs littered across the internet. To combat this, I started keeping my own collection of notes for each song I learn -- always taking the extra time to make sure accuracy and completeness are never compromised. Years later, my collection grew to the point where I knew I had to share it online with fellow aspiring musicians.

In December 2012, I began designing & developing a website that became Songnotes. Here, I share my personal collection of hand-crafted music notation with all those online. I hope you enjoy.

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