"The Eraser" as written by and Thomas Edward Yorke....
Please excuse me but I got to ask
Are you only being nice
Because you want something?
My fairytale arrow pierces
Be careful how you respond
Because you'd not end up in this song
I never gave you an encouragement
And it's doing me in
Doing me in
Doing me in
Doing me in
Doing me in

The more you try to erase me
The more, the more
The more that I appear
The more, the more
The more you try the eraser
The more, the more
The more that you appear

You know the answer so why do you ask?
I am only being nice
Because I want someone, something
You're like a kitten with a ball of yarn
And it is doing me in
Doing me in
Doing me in
Doing me in
Doing me in

The more you try to erase me
The more, the more
The more that I appear
The more, the more
The more I try to erase you
The more, the more
The more that you appear

No, you're wrong, you're wrong
You're wrong, you're wrong
You're wrong, you're wrong
You're wrong


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"The Eraser" as written by Thomas Edward Yorke

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    General CommentIt's probably about obsession. Obsession keeps the narrator from being able to erase this woman from his mind, even though he let her go because he didn't trust her. He decides all she was really after was being with him, and what he's saying in this song is that he will make sure she doesn't erase him either by writing more songs for her. The entire album can be interpreted to match with this idea, or with the threat of flooding, etc., but this song really doesn't work well with any other type of interpretation. It's very clear.
    eatenbythewormson December 23, 2007   Link

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