"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 CommentI first listened to this song after my girlfriend decided to suddenly start ignoring me. The first verse and chorus is me begging for a reply or explanation, "Doing me in" is pretty much how I felt. The whole Eraser aspect is her trying to forget me, and me hoping she won't be able to.

    The second verse and chorus is her reply, she chastises my naivety: "Your like a kitten with a ball of yarn" and everything before that is her telling me I was just a pastime. Then the chorus she agrees that I cant erase her, and then says "The more I try to erase you, the more you appear. Your wrong" as if saying that actually she can erase me and forget me.

    Anyway, I love the song even if its hard to listen to sometimes. I guess I made an explanation for her in these lyrics when she failed to give me one. I wonder how many other people see it the same way.
    Jinx_Voxon January 03, 2008   Link

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