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One of the most constant and important factors in Thom Yorke's personal life is his relationship with long-time partner Rachel Owen. The two met while still students at Exeter, and Thom has spoken on many occasions of the positive effects she has had on his life. These very personal feelings inform the writing of 'I Might Be Wrong'.

"It's a document of a complete crisis point, basically." Thom told Mojo. "I live on a beach and one night I went on my own and looked back at the house and even though I knew there was nobody there, I could see a figure walking about inside. Then I went back in to the house and recorded that track with this presence still there...

"The song really comes as much from what Rachel was saying to me, like she does all the time: 'be proud of what you've done. Don't look back and just carry on like nothing's happened. Just let the bad stuff go.' When someone's constantly trying to help you out and you're trying to express something really awful, you're desperately trying to sort yourself out and you can't - you just can't. And then one day you finally hear them."

The lyrics are remarkable for the way they not only frame but poetically enhance these thoughts.

"...I might be wrong
I could have sworn
I saw a light coming on
...I used to think
There is no future left at all
I used to think

...What would I do?
If I did not have you?

James Doheny, "Radiohead: The Stories Behind Every Song" (2012)

This re-issue is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Rachel Owen (1968-2016) who died after a long and brave battle with cancer. We hope you are OK. Thank you for listening.

Radiohead, "OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997 2017" (2017)