A Wolf At The Door

Album: Hail To The Thief (2003)
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  • The lyrics were written by Thom Yorke, who was on a train filled with obnoxious drunk rich boys, which is shown in the line, "City boys in first class... someone else is gonna come and clean it up."
  • The line "Flan in the face" is a reference to Clare Short, the UK overseas aid/development secretary who was once assaulted with a custard pie by anti-globalization activists and who later resigned Tony Blair's cabinet over the Iraq War.
  • The "Wolf" title and reference to Three Little Pigs has been seen as one of many fairy tale metaphors on the album, inspired by Yorke's status as a new father. Apparently, Yorke felt the lyrics were too bleak to use, until guitarist Jonny Greenwood came up with the jaunty, angular backing music. >>
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    gabriel - London, England, for all above
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  • Kristen from Philadelphia, Pai love this song, (:
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