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On August 24th 2008, this song was played at the soundcheck at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. It is nicknamed 'Wake Me (Before They Come)' because of the use of that phrase as a chorus, but the actual title is unknown. The association with the title 'Dawn Chorus' is at this point uncertain and based on an educated guess. This excellent quality audio clip of the third verse was kindly made available for this website by the taper, atease member hoserama. The song apparently begins slow and then builds up:
it's good
drowning
this one
it's drowning
this one
drowning
this one
it's drowning

in the ... passes by
'cause you're having a breakdown
[drums]
splinters on the log
hovering birds of prey

your god
wake Me
from ...
just wake me
c'mon c'mon
wake me
before
just Wake me

splinters on the road
hovering birds of prey
you're so high upon yourself
and you blow it all away

before you do
wake me
before you do
wake me
before you do
wake me
before you do

laying down the spot
'cause you're having a breakdown
you got small holes in your eyes
hovering birds of prey

before they come
wake me
before they come
wake me
before they come
wake me
before they come

[guitar + drums]

Ohhhh ohhh ohhh

wake me
before they come
x4

[guitar + band outro]

before they come
wake me
before they come
AV: Thom, ¿cual es tu cancion favorita escrita por ti para Radiohead? (Thom: What is your favourite song you wrote for Radiohead?)

TY: Pause. Whatever... I'm finishing at the moment. Um, there's one called "Dawn Chorus" I’m trying to finish at the moment: that's really great... I think.
On August 21st 2009, in a fan interview in Austria, Colin was played the above snippet and he mentioned it was one of his favourites of the new songs. Unfortunately he didn't remember the title of the song, but mentioned it was something like "rooftops". Whether he was trying to remember the title "Dawn Chorus" here is speculation, but it's possible.