Radiohead Lyrics

These Are My Twisted Words

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

 

SONG INFORMATION

Released: August 17, 2009
Found on: Download release

On 12 August 2009, the song was leaked via BitTorrent. A text file accompanying the leaked track contained a cryptic poem, reference to a release date of 17 August, and multiple uses of the phrase “Wall of Ice”. The file also featured ASCII art, which resembled that later officially released by the band. Fan speculation subsequently centered on the possibility that an EP entitled Wall of Ice would be released on 17 August. Instead, on that date, Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood posted a note on the band’s blog Dead Air Space announcing that “These Are My Twisted Words” was available free from the website as a standalone download or a torrent hosted by Mininova, free of charge. The download came with various artwork pictures by Stanley Donwood and Thom Yorke to be printed on tracing paper and put “in an order that pleases you.” Nowhere did the band acknowledge the initial leak of the song, and the meaning and authorship of the poem and other references in the leaked song’s text file remain a mystery. Some have speculated that, for reasons unknown, the band leaked the song itself, following the unconventional self-release of their last album, In Rainbows.