Radiohead Lyrics

You and Whose Army

Come on, come on
You think you drive me crazy
Come on, come on
You and whose army?
You and your cronies
Come on, come on
Holy Roman empire
Come on if you think
Come on if you think
You can take us on
You can take us on

You and whose army?
You and your cronies

You forget so easy
We ride tonight
Ghost horses

 

SONG INFORMATION

Released: June 2001
Found on: Amnesiac

This song premiered during the Kid A tour 2000 and was a crowd favorite. It featured Thom sitting at piano and Colin playing an upright bass. Towards the end of the song, the full band comes in and the song really takes off. The version that was played at the Sundance Festival is indeed the studio version that will appear on Amnesiac.

From Jam!: Here’s a novelty: guitars! Yorke’s voice is pushed way up front, and the track begins with him loudly inhaling. The full band gradually joins the mix, and it all ends with an almost gospelly, piano-led denouement. The lyrics, which seem to taunt authority into cracking down on the rabble, could have been given a completely different meaning had they been set to more triumphant music. (You can practically hear Bono delivering a song like this without a shred of irony). But here, Yorke sounds defeated, as if even he’s not confident that an insurgency would succeed.

Review from SXSW by Allstar: “You and Whose Army?” slightly recalled OK Computer in that Yorke’s yearning vocal cry of “Come on, Come on, Come onô” repeated over and over somehow felt a tad like “Karma Police.” A crunching organ and string section drives the track, which falls under lilting and poetic.