Immigrant Song

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"Immigrant Song"
Album: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Soundtrack
Length: 2:47
Tempo: 120 BPM
Versions: Immigrant Song
Immigrant Song (single version)
Immigrant Song (trailer version)
Live: Unperformed
Promotional artwork by Rob Sheridan, using font created by Neil Kellerhouse
"Immigrant Song" is a song by Karen O feat Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, and is the first track from The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Soundtrack. It is a cover of Led Zeppelin, and was originally used in the teaser trailer for the film. It was first played in full on KROQ radio, a few hours prior to the worldwide release through an iTunes preorder of the soundtrack on December 2nd 2011.

This song is the first of two covers on the soundtrack, the other being the closing track by How To Destroy Angels, a cover of Bryan Ferry's "Is Your Love Strong Enough?".

Song Credits

Vocals by Karen O, music performed and programmed by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Produced by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and David Fincher
Written by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant
Published by Flames of Albion Music, Inc. (ASCAP), Admin by WB Music Corp.
Karen O appears courtesy of Polydor Records, a division of Universal Music Operation Limited

Appearances

  • The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Soundtrack

Other

  • The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo teaser trailer

Versions

Immigrant Song

This is the version on The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Soundtrack. It has a more electric sound than the original, with synthesized percussion. It does, however still contain live drums and electric guitar. A dark drone fades in the beginning, then drums enter. Karen O's vocals are accompanied by additional synth layers throughout. The layers build up as the song progresses, until they cut out at the end.

Immigrant Song (single version)

This is the version released to radio stations. It features a slightly longer outro than the album version.

Immigrant Song (trailer version)

This version is cut shorter than the released version, and the cut off is edited slightly to fit the trailer.

Music Video

A promotional video was released for this song, directed by David Fincher using the opening titles of the film. It was released on Pitchfork on December 10th 2011. The video is a collage of images, moving to pace with the music, and closes with the words "coming soon".

Lyrics

   Ah, ah.
   We come from the land of the ice and snow,
   From the midnight sun where the hot springs flow.
   The hammer of the gods will drive our ships to new lands,
   To fight the horde, singing and crying: Valhalla, I am coming!
   
   On we sweep with threshing oar, Our only goal will be the western shore.
   
   Ah, ah,
   We come from the land of the ice and snow,
   From the midnight sun where the hot springs blow.
   How soft your fields so green, can whisper tales of gore,
   Of how we calmed the tides of war. We are your overlords.
   
   On we sweep with threshing oar, Our only goal will be the western shore.
   
   So now you'd better stop and rebuild all your ruins,
   For peace and trust can win the day despite of all your losing.

External Links

Previous track - "N/A: First Track" Track 1 from The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Soundtrack Next track - "She Reminds Me Of You"
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