"Inside My Head" as written by and Thomas Edward/o'brien Yorke....
What do you want from me?
Now you got me
Now my fingers bleed
Now they're staring at me
I'm a coward now
I hold my peace

Now you tie me up to your feather bed
And I twist and turn in a chinese burn
You won't let go
You won't let go

You're inside my head
Inside my head

What do you want from me?
Now you got me
Now my energy you suck from me
And I'm holding on for dear life

Quit smothering me
Quit laughing at me
I've got a disease
An English disease
It won't let go
It won't let go

You're inside my head
Inside my head

What did you put in that syringe?
Whatever you really said to him?
Is sitting there, inside of me

And you bother me
You possess me
You're there again
Ahead of me
And I won't let go
I won't let go

You're inside my head
Inside my head
Inside my head
Inside my head


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"Inside My Head [Live]" as written by Edward John O'brien Colin Charles Greenwood

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    General Commenti heard that radiohead where going to release this but released creep instead. its a shame this is an excellant song.
    stopthemonsterson October 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so much!
    Noone has really said anything about the meaning, so I may as well make a stab at it!
    For me its about someone getting under your skin and dragging you down. Like someone saying something that significantly effects you and you go over it in your head. Like their voice repeating it to you, bringing you down and taking you over completely. Then people watching as you are being broken down, laughing at you and no matter how much you struggle you can't get away and it won't stop.
    It makes me think of someone being tortured and controlled completely by a voice in thier head.

    Could be wrong
    WeSuckYoungBloodon January 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really love this song. The whole verse of "I've got a disease, and english disease" is a really great shot at all brit-pop (i love it, though, I do). I think its one of their better earlier albums. Woot.
    periwinklebydayon April 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentso different from most their stuff. reminds me of sonic youth (daydream nation) for some reason
    electioneeron November 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhy doesn't this song have more comments?????
    This is one of my fave songs!!!!!
    I think this song is about someone driving you crazy, but it might be about something deeper than that...I'm not quite sure, but this is an awesome song, and needs way more comments!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Insidemyheadon December 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy favourite radiohead song. ever.
    babysgotatemperon August 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthom yorke shows an amazing range in this song with his voice.

    i think it's about drugs. "Chinese Burn" could refer to the Opium they created. meh, just an idea.
    nicexdreamon December 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit's one of my favorite radiohead songs as well
    bestwombat11on January 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta chinese burn is like an indian burn
    polyvraidiaon June 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI was going to say that this song could also, apart from being about a voice inside to bring him down, be about their fans. But then i realized this is like one of their earliest songs so it couldnt be about fans cause they didnt have much then.
    But if you look at it, to me it kind of represents someone who is famous and has given all to be. But now that he is, everyone's expectations of him is bringing him down. His fingers are bleeding from playing and practicing so much, he is hearing the voices in his head saying he still could give more, although he barely can. And he cannot run away because he likes it. Its his drug (everyone knows that drugs have side effects but the addicts cant quit them easily cause they like the feeling it gives them) After all its all that he ever could so. So despite the voice driving him crazy he continues his life like this.
    nava115370on October 29, 2015   Link

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