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Bulletproof...I Wish I was... Lyrics

Limb by limb and tooth by tooth
Tearing up inside of me
Every day every hour
I wish that I was bullet proof

Wax me
Mould me
Heat the pins and stab them in
You have turned me into this
Just wish that it was bullet proof

So pay the...

  1. anonymous
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    May 13th 2021 report

    I think, in life we face lots of pain and hurt and that tym we wish that our feeling.. could control or protect wid something 'bulletproof' he use really deep n dark metaphor fr dis word.. I luv dis song.. Radiohead iz legend to me!

  2. anonymous
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    Oct 4th 2019 report

    I take this song as him talking about some kind of internal struggle, and wishing he could be bulletproof ( being invincible in against it). I think the lines “wax me mould me heat the pins and stab them in you have turned me into this “ references the fan base in a way.He knows no matter what he puts out or does won’t ever fully satisfy the fans so it’s almost as is he’s taunting them.

  3. anonymous
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    Jun 5th 2013 report

    I wish it didn't have to hurt (Bulletproof)

  4. anonymous
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    Apr 15th 2012 report

    You know when you're so full of grief, of loneliness, of regrets and bad reveries; when you feel like that person have taken all kind of delight and pleasure you used to have, and all that was left in your body is the cold memories and the sorrow, and at the same time you're so void, you are also so heavy, you feel like sinking all time long. You're in the middle of this huge mess and you don't know what to do, what to say, how to escape; the only thing you can possibly think about is the wish dwelling in your soul, the deep wish of being bulletproof, of being unachievable, of feeling nothing. And I interpretate "Bulletproof... I Wish I Was" in this level. I think this song is so beautiful, so painful... Definitely one of my favorite songs ever.

  5. anonymous
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    Mar 4th 2011 report

    I think it means that he wants to live and to live in our world right now and in the state that it is right now it's best to be bullet proof. Of course like all of Thom yorke's songs they are very open to interpretation it doesn't really matter what it means to somebody else. I think that's what Thom likes. Songs that mean something to you and your not very sure why. Bulletproof is one of my favorite songs.

  6. anonymous
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    Oct 21st 2007 report

    I think he means that he wish nothing would harm him, much like the first interpreter on this song says.

  7. anonymous
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    Apr 6th 2007 report

    This song has to do with public displays of affection.
    It is obvious.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  8. dorianflawz
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    Jan 23rd 2007 report

    I think this song has to do with abuse, and the other sad events that occured throughout his life, and how he wishes he is "Bulletproof" AKA: "Harmproof"

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