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These Are My Twisted Words Radiohead

The 2009 song by Radiohead

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Another Great Radiohead Song, What a Shock!

  • Aug 20, 2009
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Radiohead's newest song, "These Are My Twisted Words", was released by the band earlier this week on their website. The song was leaked last week and it created quite a ruckus among Radiohead fans. It seems that the events surrounding the release have gained more attention than the actual song, which is a shame, because it's great.

I was on the fence about this song after the first few listens. Radiohead is a band that released the most challenging album to ever reach #1 in the US and UK with Kid A, so it's not surprising that I didn't love the song immediately. Although it took awhile it to sink in, I couldn't turn my iPod off repeat once it did. Swirling guitars play off each other as Phil Selway's fast paced drumming is heard in the background. The song evokes a very dark and moody atmosphere, and Thom Yorke doesn't even start singing until about two and a half minutes into the song. Once he does, his echoing vocals add another great layer to the song.

It's nearly been two years since Radiohead's last album, In Rainbows, so any new material is welcome. It's just especially pleasing to hear that the band still has the ability to make darker, complex music after the fairly laid back In Rainbows. The track is available to download for free on the band's website, so anyone who's curious should definitely check it out. Plus, it comes with some cool artwork that's meant to be printed on tracing paper and put "in an order that pleases you."

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August 28, 2009
I do like the "swirling" guitars ... I can totally feel that. I'm giving this song a chance... so far I'm on the fence too. But of course I think of Radiohead in these terms: pre-Kid A; post-Kid A. What did u think of Thom's solo stuff?
August 29, 2009
I really liked Thom's album, the Eraser. I mean it doesn't stack up to other RH records (besides Pablo Honey, it's definitely better than that imo), but it was an interesting electronic album with some great songs, especially "Black Swan". I really love that one.
August 29, 2009
Lately, Ive been listening to Eraser a lot ... I think it has to do with These Twisted Words + Harry Patch ... [which is an even sleepier song. But considering the subject matter of the song] ... But I guess Eraser is more up-tempo and balances out these two new singles. black swan IS good. i also like the clock, harrowdown hill. and no it doesn't compare to other RH ... but still its really good. :D
 
August 27, 2009
One week - and you're already in the top 10!
August 27, 2009
Haha, yeah, I was surprised to see myself up there so soon.
 
August 20, 2009
I had to youtube this as soon as I read your review!  I actually just added the video to the wiki.  This is so different from Radiohead's other material, but I love it, and you described it absolutely perfectly.  I think this song would be great completely instrumental, too.  Thanks for the awesome review! :)
 
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Lyrics:

These are my twisted words
when I feel you still walking
I know i should not look down
but i'm so sick of just talking

when are you coming back
i just can't handle it
when are you coming back
I just can't handle it

when are you coming back
I just can't stand it
I just can't handle it
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Release Date: August 17, 2009
Song Writer: Radiohea
Artist: Radiohead

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