"Am I Wry? No" as written by and Johan Haslund Wohlert Bo Rune Madsen....
Farah, now that you're here, can you tell me
Exactly how I should have done
Farah, drives with her eyes closed
Do you ever inflict unwanted memories

I know you and I know it won't take you long
To make me smile
Farah, angelic girl I'll have
You know it's you and me potentially

Farah, don't pull the carpet from under me
Indifference is killing me
Am I wry? Oh my! Fallacy!
Fallacy in my words am I wry

I know you and I know you're not afraid
To say the least
Diamond ring diamond ring
But you can't find it

Cold is the night

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"Am I Wry? No" as written by Johan Haslund Wohlert Bo Rune Madsen

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  • +2
    General CommentSong's about the more self-conscious one of a couple. The one who worries so much they answer their own anxious question. "Am I Wry? No!" Wry meaning weird/awkward.
    cowbeefon September 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWow this takes me back to the beginning. This is the very first song I heard from Mew. My older brother had mentioned them saying that they were the best band ever and I was like yeah...okay (I was still pretty into Death Cab For Cutie at that time). Years later I was on purevolume at 3:00 in the morning listening to Am I Wry? No. I thought I was dreaming because I've never heard of anything like it. It's like, where have you been all this time and more importantly, where was I? I bought their older albums and I've been a fan ever since.:)
    YYYYon July 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI see a deluded addiction to a reckless, uncaring girl.
    "Am I wry? No" says to me, "Can you really get involved with someone like this? Are you like her?" and the answer is no, the two people are too different.
    Venneon October 12, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAmazing song, and I think it describes, like MortalWombat said, a failed relationship. One of those relationships that means everything to you, but the other person starts to seem uninterested, "indifference is killing me". Then the title of the song comes into play when the narrator begins to feel as if they've done something wrong to make the other person lose interest, pinning the blame on himself, wondering "Am I Wry?". I think the "No" is a way of stating that it isn't really the narrator's fault. Does seem similar to 156, as said above.

    Just my interpretation of an amazing song that I can't get enough of. I'd really love to see Mew live someday.
    everythinginitsrightplaceon May 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts just sooooooooo Nice
    AmAlanWilliamson June 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is fantastic. The introduction is especially brilliant.
    OneSonon June 24, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the song overall in the world
    Zenn15on May 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti <3 this song!! it's soo beautiful
    *ia*on September 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song too, but it just surprises me that this one became so popular. This is actually one of my lesser favorites of theirs.
    Drive on to Meon October 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this band's secret to success is their live show. I saw them supporting Martin Grech and they completely blew me away. That was months before their album came out but I still could remember some of the songs so clearly. I've seen them three times and they've always opened with this.

    What an amazing band.
    sethbrownon November 10, 2004   Link

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