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Pyramid song

"Pyramid Song" is the second track off of Amnesiac.

BackroundEdit

Yorke described the second track, single "Pyramid Song", as "Me being totally obsessed by a Charlie Mingus song called 'Freedom' and I was just trying to duplicate that, really. Our first version of 'Pyramid' even had all the claps that you hear on 'Freedom'. Unfortunately, our claps sounded really naff, so I quickly erased them." The song's lyrics were inspired by an exhibition of ancient Egyptian underworld art Yorke attended while the band was recording in Copenhagen. He said: "Stephen Hawking talks about the theory that time is another force, that time is completely cyclical ... It's something that I found in Buddhism as well. That's what 'Pyramid Song' is about, the fact that everything is going in circles." In 2001, O'Brien said he felt the track was "probably the best song we've recorded."

LyricsEdit

I jumped in the river and what did I see?
Black-eyed angels swam with me
A moon full of stars and astral cars
All the things I used to see
All my lovers were there with me
All my past and futures
And we all went to heaven in a little row boat
There was nothing to fear and nothing to doubt
I jumped into the river
Black-eyed angels swam with me
A moon full of stars and astral cars
And all the things I used to see
All my lovers were there with me
All my past and futures
And we all went to heaven in a little row boat
There was nothing to fear and nothing to doubt
There was nothing to fear and nothing to doubt 
There was nothing to fear and nothing to doubt

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