Among the first songs Radiohead wrote after signing with EMI/Parlophone, Inside My Head deals with the experience of being picked up by a major label and leaving part-time jobs behind. Thom notes that the song is also about getting in a car and ramming the shop where I used to work. I just wanted to do that so badly. This tune was originally intended to become a single, but Creep was chosen instead.
Thom: You probably won't know this next song. It's one of the first songs we ever wrote ... like when we became a professional band and we fucking hated record companies and everything ... Okay, it's called Inside My Head, and if you don't know it, it's very simple. This is our song. We do this cuz we like it. It's really fast and I get to crawl around on the floor. (from December 12, 1995, Toronto)