Spiderhead was released on Netflix on June 2022. Starring Chris Hemsworth and directed by Joseph Kosinski (Tron: Legacy, Oblivion, Top Gun: Maverick), the movie is a fascinating psychological thriller set in a prison. The film got positive feedback from critics and the audience, and people were curious about the soundtrack. The opening / intro song, in particular, caught everybody’s attention: let’s discover more about it.
You can find the official video of the song here on Youtube.
What’s the opening / intro song of the movie Spiderhead?
The song featured in the intro, opening credits of the movie Spiderhead is The Logical Song by the English rock band Supertramp. You can find it in full streaming below.
Supertramp released the song in 1979 as the leading single of their album Breakfast in America. The lyrics are often considered among music’s most beautiful lines ever written. The band’s leader, Roger Hodgson, wrote it recalling his childhood experience in a boarding school, and the song is often mentioned as an example of criticism against the teaching system.
Here are some of the most meaningful lyrics in the song:
When I was young, it seemed that life was so wonderful
A miracle, oh, it was beautiful, magical
And all the birds in the trees, well, they’d be singing so happily
Oh, joyfully, oh, playfully watching me
But then they sent me away to teach me how to be sensible
Logical, oh, responsible, practical
And then they showed me a world where I could be so dependable
Oh, clinical, oh, intellectual, cynical
The lines accuse the school and teaching system of applying a one-way education to children. Kids have spontaneous creativity and a magical way of seeing the world, whereas schools tend to conform them to a unique shape of how an average individual must be. That’s why students often quote the song’s lines in their demonstrations against the school system.
Therefore, the song’s meaning and message are perfectly inherent to the context of a prison, where the movie Spiderhead is set.