GIVE UP THE GHOST

This slow burning swooner was first performed at Thom Yorke's solo benefit gig for the Green Party in Cambridge in February 2010.

In his review of The King of Limbs, The Daily Telegraph's Neil McCormick called this song, 'A campfire lullaby for the end of the world.' It appears Yorke is wanting to bring comfort to the many casualties of life in the 21st century (the 'lost and sold') and gather them in his arms. However, the victims are resigned to giving 'up the ghost'.