You And Whose Army?


  • This song reflected Thom Yorke's disillusionment with Tony Blair's Labor government. He told Mojo magazine: "The song's ultimately about someone who is elected into power by people and who then blatantly betrays them - just like Blair did."
  • According to Q magazine April 2008, the song's fuzzy, narcoleptic sound was partly achieved by wrapping the microphones in eggboxes.
  • Yorke told Q that this song was much influenced by 1940s vocal group the Ink Spots.

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  • Ethan from Helsinki, -Brilliant song. After seeing a fan-made trailer of the first season of Dexter, the show will forever be etched into my brain when hearing this song.
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