And teach you how to be a holy cow

Radiohead - Just lyrics meaning


"Holy cow" is a 20th Century phrase of unknown origin which is a minced oath for "Holy Christ".

Its usage here could be seen as a clever play on words. By indulging in narcissism, one will grow arrogant and view themselves as "holier-than-thou" or special. In reality, they will be cattle unable to alter their own fate like everybody else.

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