Lying on my back. I heard music.
Felt unsure & catastrophic.
Had to tell myself it's only music.
It blows my mind, but it's like that.

Is anyone there?
What could you tell me?
Afraid of what?
Would you ever know?
Everyone else is really boring.
Anyone else wouldn't be good enough.

Some place safe I would imagine.
Someone new would be so cruel.
Incurable paranoiac.
Hysterical depression.

Alex I'm your only friend.
Alex your love will sing for you

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    General CommentLove the song...
    Mode000on June 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentCoincidently, I was completely infatuated with a woman named "Alex" when I heard this song for the first time.

    I was over at a friend's house and he told me to listen to this band called "Blonde Redhead" and he thought that maybe I'll like it because it's "different". So the first song he played for me was "In Particular" and as soon as I heard the initial beats, I immediately loved the song. Then the chorus came and I thought: 'Oh my God, is she saying 'Alex'??' and then BAM .. best song ever .. fit so perfectly with what I was feeling, it was insane.

    I also recently saw Blonde Redhead live in concert for the first time, and they played In Particular.. it was so very amazing. can't wait to see them live again
    trust_no1on May 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDoes anybody want the French verision lyrics??

    En Particulier:

    Je suis sur le dos
    J'écoute la musique
    Sans confiance et catastrophique
    J'ai dû me dire c'est juste de la musique
    Ca m'épate
    Mais c'est comme ça

    Y'a quelqu'un?
    Peux-tu me répondre?
    Peur de quoi?
    Jamais tu ne sauras
    Tout le monde est vraiment très chiant
    Personne ne sera jamais assez bon

    Un endroit sûr, je peux imaginer
    Un nouveau type serait trop cruel
    Incurable paranoiac
    Hystérique dépression

    x xx
    Alex I'm your only friend.

    x xx
    Alex your love will sing for you.
    meaganelizabethon February 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentLeadMeOn- *shakes head* It must be some kind of universal thing.
    And is it just me, or are most Blonde Redhead songs about being unrequited? Or, to be more specific, being completely in the dark about whether you're requited or not?
    Might just be me and my circumstance, but I could swear that every one of their songs has those kind of connotations...
    tinfoilsallyon July 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is sick! I really wish Blonde Redhead would tour in my area. No good bands ever come to Mass.
    FallingFellon March 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"And is it just me, or are most Blonde Redhead songs about being unrequited? Or, to be more specific, being completely in the dark about whether you're requited or not?"

    Agreed. And that is what makes them all rather perfect.
    elephant_seventhon May 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentok when i saw them live the first time, she was wearing a really small dress and she DROPPED her PICK.....the security guy had to come pick it up for her so it disruped the song a little bit :( but since then it was great live.
    deadpiloton August 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics are a reference to "A Clockwork Orange" which has a main character, Alex, who has a love for classical music, which turns to euphoria when he listens to it.
    gobby89on November 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgobby89, how do you know?
    Stroaterson March 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf you've read (or watched) ACO then it's pretty obvious I think.
    gobby89on April 01, 2007   Link

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