I resent you calling
I resent your voice
I resent that I
Don't have a choice

Anywhere I go
You are always there
Outside the car
Or in my hair

I think I've been here before
Yes I've been here before
The last time you locked
All the doors

And I resent you calling
I resent your voice
I resent that I
Don't have a choice

And yes I am
Yes I am

I think I've told you once
I think I needed advice
You were such a help
That's very nice

I think I've been here before
Yes I've been here before
But this time I kick
Down your door

Yes I am
Yes I am



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"Yes I Am" as written by Thomas Edward/o'brien Yorke

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    General Comment:To me, this was the symbol of my ex coming around a lot and receiving advice from them, and having to be cautious about it, because why I am I to think that they have what's best for me in mind if we're no longer together in the first place? However, I think Thom might be talking about a current relationship and not an old one...
    Omnipresenceon May 13, 2003   Link
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    General Comment:i think it's pretty much about and ex who wants to get back together with you but you don't want them anymore.
    matrixmouse7on June 28, 2003   Link
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    General Comment:I think it's about the press and how he has to deal with it.
    Polyethyleneon October 05, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:Im not a great fan of this song.
    Idiotechon March 31, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:this song is so obviously about people who always put you down and how thom secretly wants to get revenge and show them up and how when he became famous people pretended that they liked him all along, it's about seeing through hollow people and realising that they never really liked you in the first place.
    alfsteron June 13, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:Yeah. This song really isn't my favorite song by Radiohead. I think everyone else pretty much summed up the meaning of this song. Ehhhhh... :|
    SoYouSailedAwayxon July 01, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:uh anyone who doesnt like this song needs to hear the acoustic version
    spreadeagle135on September 25, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:i actually think this is a great song; it's very different for radiohead.
    getalonggetalongon January 11, 2008   Link
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    General Comment:I agree this song can be applied to the "EX" principle.
    I also think that it portray the relationship between a producer? or record company that keeps asking for new material.

    The record company, or advertiser or something would always be pressuring the narrator to be doing things that were maybe out of the ordinary.

    "I am Wary" - wary of getting into shady deals? signing a deal with a company? getting back together with an Ex ? Wary of the Press/media ? maybe other things that you should be wary of...

    The solo and climatic buildup at the end of the song is a stranger way for Radiohead to end a song, we don't hear a "solo" ending the song until I think Karma Police's distinct Noise Outro.

    It kind of goes out of the box, for style and structure than most Radiohead songs, and I feel it could've been a musical experiment, as well as an introduction to the record company and fame they were receiving?

    "Pre - My Iron Lung" thoughts?

    Thanks for Reading.
    -KB
    Turismo417on July 23, 2008   Link

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