The lyrics of 'Videotape' were possibly inspired by the 1998 Japanese film Wandâfuru Raifu (English title "After Life") . In the film, newly deceased people describe their happiest memory to a film crew, who recreate it, film it, and commit it to videotape. The deceased take the videotape with them into heaven.
During the Kid A era, this page appeared on radiohead.com under the title 'too late':
is stored on a magnetic tape
which we retain. kept in a secret vault
repeated and repeated with your code name
at the top of the file.
to be reviewed at your departure
for the pearly gates.