SPECTRE: The Radiohead’s On T’Net

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Yesterday (Christmas Day, for those of you in a post turkey / sherry coma) Radiohead front man Thom Yorke posted a Christmas present for fans via Twitter – the band’s official go at a theme tune for the latest James Bond film, SPECTRE.

“Last year we were asked to write a theme tune for the Bond movie Spectre,” Yorke wrote. “Yes we were. It didn’t work out, but became something of our own, which we love very much. As the year closes we thought you might like to hear it. Merry Christmas. May the force be with you.”

And here it is synced to the film opening credits. As we all know, EON went with Sam Smith’s Writing’s On The Wall. Judge for yourself on whether Radiohead’s Spectre would have worked (after a few listens, I’m not really a fan).

I’m lost, I’m a ghost
Dispossessed, taken host
My hunger burns a bullet hole
A spectre of my mortal soul
These rumors and suspicion
Anger is a poison
The only truth that I could see
Is when you put your lips to me
Futures tricked by the past
Spectre, how he laughs

Fear puts a spell on us
Always second-guessing love
My hunger burns a bullet hole
A spectre of my mortal soul
The only truth that I can see
Spectre has come for me

 

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