"I Am Citizen Insane" as written by and Thomas Edward/selway Yorke....
I'm Looking at you for a minute 900 people die
I'm Looking Away because! I did And you can't
Why? Because I'm looking back

I'm citizen insane
I'm citizen insane
I'm a citizen now
Look out! Danger is coming in

How could I. It is cold what is
Near? Look out Danger through me
In the pool no-one in but me
I'm citizen insane
I'm citizen insane

I'm a citizen now [Repeat: x 4]

Worry!


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"I Am Citizen Insane" as written by Edward John O'brien Colin Charles Greenwood

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    General CommentConsider me confused. Isn't this track instrumental or am I missing something?

    The instrumental version sounds like it belongs on The Eraser. Definitely not a bad thing...
    LifeInTechnicoloron March 31, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYAY!
    first comment!
    its an awesome song and i just really love the beat in it and everything buuuut
    could someone help me with wat it means?
    *xmusicfreakx*on December 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWell I assume 'Citizen Insane' is a reference to 'Citizen Kane', one of the proclaimed 'best films ever'. Other than that, I can't work out what the heck it could be about; it's too cryptic for me
    Mobytosson February 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIsnt just about paranoid people?? It is said that todays society is the socity of risking (or something like that).. Because we have so much freedom and we get to be so individual we get totally paranoid, and become insane citizens maybe?? i really dont know, was just taking a shot..
    Mislieon August 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI believe this song to be about someone who has comfortably worked their way into just being an average citizen of society, but while living in this average, comfortable existence, they're afraid to face their fears, paranoia, and feelings deep down inside that bother them. As a consequence, they just run away.

    Sick beat this song has, by the way.
    Grottolaon July 27, 2009   Link
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    General Commentsame about it being an instrumental. maybe there's a live song/demo version with vocals?
    TheSighon October 30, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think that these lyrics and the instrumental status of the song are intentional. This is Radiohead we're talking about, people. Messing with people's heads is the end and means. If you want to go deep into this, you could say it's a commentary on how people search for meaning in everything, even using details that don't match up with reality.
    BloodyAltimaon July 06, 2013   Link

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