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Radiohead: All I Need Meaning


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Song Released: 2009

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All I Need Lyrics

I'm the next act
Waiting in the wings
I'm an animal
Trapped in your hot car
I am all the days that you choose to ignore

You're all I need
You're all I need
I'm in the middle of your picture
Lying in the reeds

I am a moth
Who justs...


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    Sep 2nd 2010 report

    This song says about "Little things" that we never notice but they are really important.

    As you can see in video clip and hear in lyrics it's expressed like "people ignoring bugs".

    ~"I'm an animal trapped in your hot car"
    ~"I'm in the middle of your picture Lying in the leaves"
    ~"I'm just an insect trying to get out of the night"

    These two quotes shows that Radiohead wanted to express idea by using that "insect" thought. By using "I'm (...)" Radiohead shows that the insect is talking and asking to be found or just seen. However it's not about bugs, it has deeper meaning as I mentioned before. Like "big things can't happen without little ones" .

    Radiohead philosophy is usually related with NATURE (for example song: "There There"). Same thing happened now - this song express deep meaning by using Nature. It might be true that THAT "INSECT" talking in song is something like "Help" or "Savior" that people don't notice and live depressed life.

  2. anonymous
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    Sep 28th report

    i feel like this song is a representation of being set on a person who doesnt know how much you really like them. When thom says i am all the days that you chose to ignore.

  3. anonymous
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    Nov 24th 2019 report

    It can be interpreted a number of ways but I think it works perfectly as a song about drug addiction. Read it. Think about it. May not be intended to mean that but it is a beautifully fit perspective on the lyrics.

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