page 39 of 294 of There There

I like the playing with the expression “There There”. In the Radiohead song it’s almost like it’s about “there” always being somewhere else (as in ‘over there’) but not here. There is also the false comforting expression of “There there” we say when we don’t have anything to say to someone who is distressed, and then the Gertrude Stein sense in that there is no there there, it’s gone.