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Okay, I know this site is dedicated to music in commercials, so technically I shouldn't be asking about this, BUT the description for this forum reads, "Information on music used in TV shows and other television programming can be found here" and since the music vid I'm looking for was broadcast within a specific MTV program, maybe this is a forgivable transgression?

If it is, I'm looking for a song I saw in a music video during the 90's on MTV. As far as the song goes, I can't remember anything distinctive. However, the video for it was very distinctive, being one of the most interesting concepts for a music video I've ever seen.

It begins like this:

There's a guy in a business suit lying on his back on a sidewalk in a mjor city. People are passing him by and looking at him or trying to talk to him. It starts with a few people asking him why he's just lying there and if he needs any help. He tells them that he's fine and for them to move on. All of this "conversation" is subtitled at the bottom of the screen, of course, as the music is playing, which cuts back and forth between the scene with the guy lying down and other parts of the music video. But the people's interest is piqued and they remorselessly keep on asking him why he's lying there. But he won't budge from his position (of telling them OR getting up). By now there's a huge crowd surrounding him (20+ people) including a police officer. The officer is demanding to know why he's lying there. By now the guy in the suit has had it with all the questions, and he's like, "you want to know why I'm lying her? You really want to know?? Fine, I'll tell you..." Then the music video cuts to a different scene. When it returns, everyone who had been standing around the original guy is now also lying down on the sidewalk/street, apparently having been told the reason that caused him to lie down in the street. Then the camera zooms off from an aerial point of view and the video ends.

Anyone remembers this?
For anyone interested, I just discovered that the music video in question was Radiohead - Just. Here's some additional info on it:

Billboard, 21 October 1995
Radiohead clip 'Just' lies down.
Author: Brett Atwood

LOS ANGELES - British rock act Radiohead is pumping new life into its second
album, "The Bends," with a ground-breaking video for "Just" that combines
art-house cinema sensibilities and subtitles with a mysterious climax that
leaves people floored - literally.

In the clip, members of Radiohead perform in a high-rise apartment complex.
Singer Thom Yorke is drawn to the window when he hears a commotion on the
street below, and he sees a well-dressed, middle-aged businessman lying on the
sidewalk. A pedestrian stumbles over the man and asks him (via subtitles) if
he has fallen. The man replies that he has not fallen, but that he simply has
decided to lie down on the sidewalk.

A curious crowd forms around the man and makes many inquiries about his
physical and mental health. The man requests that the people disperse, but
they refuse to leave him alone. As the crowd grows, the inquiries shift from
concern to extreme curiosity as to why a man would deliberately lie down in
the middle of the sidewalk. Even a police officer cannot solicit a reasonable
answer from the man, who only responds, "You don't want to know, please
believe me."

It's as if the man knows something that the rest of the world does not.
Finally, at the end of the video, he agrees to reveal the reason for his
seemingly insane action. However, as he begins to explain, the subtitles

The viewer does not discover his secret, which has made an incredible impact
on the crowd in the clip. As the camera pulls back from the man on the
sidewalk, it reveals that the people surrounding the man have also fallen to
the ground.

In the clip's original edit, performance footage of the band is interspersed
throughout the theatrical sequences. However, there are two additional edits
of the video, which separate the performance and movie-like sequences.

"The original works best because it builds an incredible tension that is never
resolved," says Yorke. "We all decided that we would never tell anybody about
the 'meaning' of the end of the clip."

Capitol video VP of visual promotion Linda Ingrisano says that the man's
response is not even written in the script for the video, which is a
production of Oil Factory.

"I've had more inquiries about this clip than any other in my entire career,"
says Ingrisano. "It's almost as if the clip touches on the secret to life in
the universe."

MTV began playing the clip Oct. 10 and designated it as a Breakthrough Video
because of its "strong technical or visual effects or creative vision," says
MTV senior VP of programming and music Andy Schuon.

"This could get people excited about the album again," says Schuon. "It
certainly isn't a run-of-the-mill video."

Radiohead entrusted new video director Jamie Thraves to the task of creating
the clip, despite his relative inexperience in the genre.

Before this project, Thraves had directed only a handful of short films, but
no major-label music videos. The risk has paid off, according to Yorke.

"We left the song in very capable hands," he says. "Jamie was free of the
constraints of the typical video formula. He shot the video the way he wanted

Thraves says that he had envisaged the clip as a short film, rather than a
conventional music video.

"I felt like the visuals had to stand on their own," says Thraves, who also
shot the forthcoming clip for "Toes Across The Floor" by Blind Melon. "It was
always my ambition to shoot something as narrative as possible within the
context of a music video. Using subtitles seemed like a natural way to achieve
this, since the words do not compete with the actual vocals of the song."

Thraves says he is realizing the impact of the clip, as more people ask him
why the man is lying down in the street.

His only reply: "You don't want to know, please believe me."