Lewis
(mistreated)
Bummed out again
by your only business friend
The smell of fear
is thicker than you think
Don't do it, don't do it

Change shape to fit,
in the end you just feel sick
A million love songs
under anaesthetic
Hey don't do it, don't do it

Lewis, save yourself the pain,
you'll never get there
Lewis, save yourself the pain,
it never really matters

We never noticed,
we never understood
You just get crushed to fit,
you never even smile
I'm the best, it's the best,
it's the best day of your life

Lewis, save yourself the pain,
you'll never get there
Lewis, save yourself the pain,
it never really matters
No, I swear, I swear, I swear

mistreated

I don't wanna to talk about it
I don't wanna to talk about it
I don't wanna to talk about
Lewis, Lewis, Lewis
I don't wanna to talk about
Lewis, Lewis, Lewis
version originale
26 septembre 1994, My Iron Lung CD2
3:19

Une chanson extraite du maxi de transition entre Pablo Honey et The Bends. Le groupe a fait clairement comprendre qu'il n'aimait pas ces chansons, mais les fans, eux, les adorent. Une des dernières chansons à n'avoir jamais été jouées live, malgré quelques faux espoirs :

Le 3 septembre 1997, à l'Astoria de Londres, Thom commence à jouer les premiers accords de Lewis (mistreated), sourit, et joue... Talk Show Host.

Le 10 décembre 1998 à Bercy :

Thom
Huh, I know it will probably sound very corny, but this one is for, huh, everyone being mistreated... anyone being mistreated by their government. That's for... human rights. Everybody knows what it is. Let's hope you don't get tired of hearing about it. Thank you very much. Have a good night.
Huh, je sais que ça va sembler nul, mais celle-ci est pour tous ceux qui sont maltraités par leur gouvernement. C'est pour les Droits Humains. Tout le monde sait ce que c'est. Espérons que vous n'êtes pas fatigués d'en entendre parler. Merci beaucoup. Bonne nuit.
 

Et là, ils jouent... Street Spirit.