Thursday, October 11, 2007

All I Need


I am the next act waiting in the wings
I am an animal trapped in your hot car
I am all the days that you choose to ignore

you are all I need
you are all I need
I am in the middle of your picture
lying in the reeds

I am a moth who just wants to share your light
I’m just an insect trying to get out of the night
I only stick with you because there are no others

you are all I need
you are all I need
I am in the middle of your picture
lying in the reeds

s’all wrong
s’alright
s’alright
s’all wrong
s’alright
s’alright
s’alright


Songs like "All I Need" are about obsession, aren’t they?
Thom: That’s why it’s called In Rainbows. That obsession thing, thinking beyond where you are at the time. It’s a phrase I had for a while. It kept coming up in my notebooks. And I don’t know why, because it’s kind of naff. But it seemed to work – it’s one of those weird things. It stuck and I don’t know why.”
----NME (8 December 2007)

John: And it’s great the way it could’ve [undecipherable] to the end. What else can you tell us about “All I Need”?
Thom: Well, we actually used that version that someone recorded off the Chicago sort of phone as one of the reference points. [laughs] What else can I say about it? It was originally done—it was a sort of a beat sequence thing that Colin and I did very rapidly and then got out, and I found again. It was actually written extremely quickly. I got to rehearsal one day early, which is very unusual. I had twenty minutes to meself and wrote the words then… and then… I mean, that was it. It’s sort of, really… It’s extremely full-on. [laughs] That bit in the middle is extremely full-on.

John: Is it about obsession? Is it about… something like that?
Thom: Oh, John! That’s up to you!

John: Well, it’s sort of a personal interpretation.
Thom: Yes, I… Yes. Someone said it’s about music business, which I really think is stretching it possibly a little.
John and Ed: [laugh]

John: What do you think, Ed?
Ed: It’s definitely about the music industry. That’s for sure.
Thom: Right.
Ed: Right. Spot on.
Thom: Yeah [undecipherable]
--2008-01-03 | XFM Radio Interview

3 comments:

One H said...

so

One H said...

breathtaking.

and so where i am right now.

truly art and awe in one's ear.

bliss/bless us all.

Token Ethnic Girl said...

It left me with tears...
So utterly beautiful.