"Another Way To Die" as written by and John Anthony White....
I know the player
With the slick
Trigger finger
For her majesty
Another one
With the
Golden tone voice
And then your fantasy
Another bill
From a killer
Turned a thrill
Into a tragedy

Yeah, a door left open
A woman walking by
A drop in the water
A look in the eye
A phone on the table
A man on your side
Someone that you think
That you can trust is just
Another way to die

Another tricky little gun
Giving solace to the one
That will never see
The sunshine
Another inch of your life
Sacrificed
For your brother
In the nick of time
Another dirty money
Heaven sent honey
Turning on a dime

Well, a door left open
A woman walking by
A drop in the water
A look in the eye
A phone on the table
A man on your side
Someone that you think
That you can trust is just
Another way to die

Hey
Wo-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh

Another girl
With her finger
On the world singing
Do what you want here
Another gun thrown down
And surrendered
Took away your fear
Hey
Another man
That stands right
Behind you
Looking in the mirror

A door left open
A woman walking by
A drop in the water
A look in the eye
A phone on the table
A man on your side
Someone that you think
That you can trust is just
Another way to die
It's just another way
It's just another way
Baby Baby


Lyrics submitted by Rafael Moliv

"Another Way to Die" as written by Jack White

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  • +2
    General CommentI really hated this when I first heard it - I thought it was much too rough to be a Bond theme, even for the grittier Daniel Craig films, and generally didn't like the song at all. However, when I saw Quantum of Solace it made much more sense - it fit the opening credits perfectly and set the tone for the film really well, so I take back everything I ever said about it being crap. As for the meaning? I know Jack White wrote the song, but I totally see it being from Bond's perspective - I think it carries on from Casino Royale, where Vesper, the one person James really cared about, betrayed him; hence the lines "Someone that you think that you can trust is just another way to die." Maybe I'm being pretentious, but to me, the music and lyrics mirror Bond's mind-set - the events of Casino Royale have made him more aggressive and cynical but also hurt, so it makes sense for the song to sound rougher and messier, and for the lyrics to be detatched and a little paranoid. /thesis
    But yeah, bloody great song.
    radiogoogooon December 01, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI feel like the first part Alicia Keys sings she says "Another one with the golden tongue poisoning your fantasy."
    squigglydoodleon November 19, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love the sound of this song. As radiogoogoo said, it's so gritty and rough, perfect for quantum of solace. I also think this song is a little bit badass, larger than life. It's a great way for Bond to make his entrance in the opening credits.

    I also think the really good use of the kit in the background during the chorus gives the song a driven feeling, of moving forward, even running away. It's perfect.
    maniacleon May 31, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwoot. first one.
    well, i might as well explain what it means to me so this wont just be an "in your face" comment.

    i kinda see this hitwoman who can't get close to any of her lovers because she's sent to kill them.. and in killing them, she kills a little of herself. it kinda tells the story of both sides of the relationship in the single verse. anyway, i love how both their styles are meshed, and it blends beautifully.
    sara3348on October 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, nice clash! I really like these two spectacular singers/song-writers! Jack White is sooo handsome and Keys is soooo beautiful.

    I'm surprised the music video's color scheme wasn't black/red. (:
    EKS MUSIKon October 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow I really love this song. Jack said in an interview that it was about trust and it's clear that that's the basic theme but there's loads up for interpritation I think. I was surprised at how edgy and atmospheric this turned out.
    cheekymunkeybooon November 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentokay i agree with radiogoogoo. i think it's from james' perspective. i think it's about him not being able to trust anyone and it's made him pessimistic and cynical, and all of that is him trying to hide the hurt and emotions behind it, from being betrayed by vesper, someone who he loved and trusted. so being betrayed by her has made him that much more guarded.
    "Someone that you think that you can trust is just another way to die." is referring to vesper i think.
    anddd the line
    "giving solace to the one
    that will never see
    the sunshine"
    is also i think referring to james spending the whole movie searching for revenge and doing anything he can to find out if vesper really loved him or was only pretending to save her other boyfriend. he's trying to find a way to put vesper to rest, but he needs to find out about the people who blackmailed vesper anddd her old boyfriend in order to do so. and he does in the end of the movie. so sad for james
    len916on January 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI too hated this song when I first heard it. I thought 'what the hell are you doing, Jack?' Alicia Keys has a powerful voice but their voices just didn't mesh well. However it grew on me with a few listens and after the movie it makes sense. It pretty much is a continuation of Casino Royale, and how Bond felt at the end of that and how that feeling is a backdrop for Quantum of Solace.
    VortexOfLanguageon April 17, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the starting line is actually:
    "Another ringer
    With a slick trigger finger,
    For her majesty,
    Another one,
    With the golden tongue poisoning your fantasy"
    Griffianon March 02, 2017   Link
  • -1
    General Commenti think this is song is amazing!

    i got told that mark ronson n amy winehouse were suppose to be doin it but i dont it would have been as good as this
    Babydollxon October 26, 2008   Link

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