Although none of the band members have disclosed the exact meaning of the song, it is widely accepted that it has suicidal overtones. The lines, "Red wine and sleeping pills" and "I will see you in the next life" support this theory.
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Radiohead started writing this in 1987 around the same time as "Creep, and first performed it in 1996. The song lost a verse and underwent major changes by the time it made ti to Kid A.
The version on Kid A lasts 3:18 but takes up about 7 minutes at the end of the CD. After 3:18, there is a minute of silence followed by the hidden track "Genchildren" which runs from 4:19 to 5:10 and is followed up by another 1:50 of silence.
On stage, the harp is played by Jonny Greenwood on a synthesizer. For the OK Computer tour, the song was regularly played live, featuring only Thom Yorke on acoustic guitar.
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In an interview with the Observer Music Magazine December 2007, Thom Yorke was asked if "Motion Picture Soundtrack," the last track on Kid A, ends with a suicide. The Radiohead vocalist replied: "No, 'Motion Picture Soundtrack' ends with little tweety angel noises, I seem to remember. [sings quietly] 'I will see you in the next life...' No, that could just be saying goodbye to someone dying. They don't have to be doing it themselves. You can read suicide into most things, can't you?"
"Islands in the Stream" was originally written by The Bee Gees as an R&B song. It was originally written by the brothers for Marvin Gaye, however it was recorded instead as a duet by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton with the Gibb Brothers also contributing vocals.
His keyboard work helped define the Muscle Shoals sound and make him an integral part of many Neil Young recordings. Spooner is also an accomplished songwriter, whose hits include "I'm Your Puppet" and "Cry Like A Baby."