Oct 2000
Length: 3:15
Disc: Kid A
Tablature: Acoustic

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Cover by In One Ear Out The Analog - Plastic Mutations LP

A favorite of Thom's, he expected it to appear on OK Computer, but unfortunately the band decided not to include it. The song has been played on a few occasions on the 1997/98 tours, often as a powerful encore with just Thom's voice and an acoustic guitar.

If the future of funerals has a sound, this is it. In it's organ driven glory, Motion Picture Soundtrack is actually one of the more put together and optimistic songs on the album (despite the funeral reference). This is actually the song that you hear when you're going up to Heaven and arriving at the Pearly Gates. The cascading harp ending pretty much backs up this theory.

Thom once said in an interview that Motion Picture Soundtrack was written before Creep, which means the track is about 9 years old! Yet, it was only released last year. The live version played on the OK Computer tour had a third verse, but this wasn't included in the version recorded for Kid A.

The band were originally going to add a number of guitar solos to the ending, but scrapped the idea. I'm quite glad they did to be honest.

After this track finishes the album, if you wait about 2 minutes, a short instrumentation will start. It's never been given a name and isn't the 11th track, as it is part of track 10 (Motion Picture Soundtrack). Some places call it 'Genchildren' because of the filename on Napster when Kid A was leaked in 2000. It sounds very like the weird sounds at the beginning of Life In A Glass House.

Red wine and sleeping pills
Help me get back to your arms
Cheap sex and sad films
Help me get back where I belong

I think you're crazy, maybe
I think you're crazy, maybe

Stop sending letters
Letters always get burned
It's not like the movies
They fed us on little white lies

And I think you're crazy, maybe
I think you're crazy, maybe

I will see you in the next life
Jonny Greenwood "Well originally Thom recorded the sound by himself just using an old pedal organ, I suppose influenced by Tom Waits and that kind of singer song writer. And I just imagined it having harps and double basses. So late one night we tried to do a version - tried to disguise the fact we don't have any harps and we are cutting up all these samples and make it all fit together. I love the sound of harps, the atmosphere we were trying to get was one of Disney films of the 50s where the colour fades slightly. I think one of the regular introductions included the fairy spinning around - a Blue Jay - and the sparks coming from behind. It was all a bit faded and watery - that was the kind of music we wanted to copy." - Jonny
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