Paperbag Writer (3:59)

Cover of Hail to the Thief

From Hail to the Thief and 9 other releases

Thom worked on the music in L.A. in september 2002, then the track was finished by the band after their return to England. The title, a wordplay, is a reference to the Beatles song ‘Paperback Writer’.

‘Paperbag Writer’ was released as a b-side on the There There single.

One page of the Kid A era version of radiohead.com, titled ‘NIHILOCAPITALISM’, contained a piece of text, that would later serve as a major source for the lyrics of the song.

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