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Trans-Atlantic Drawl is the third B-Side from the Pyramid Song single.

History

It is thought that the lyrics for Trans-Atlantic Drawl were inspired by a quote from the former Iraqi Deputy Prime Minster, Tariq Aziz, who said in an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour:

“We don’t see any light at the end of the tunnel, Christiane. With all respect to them, they haven’t shown us — nobody has shown us a light at the end of the tunnel. There is a tunnel after the tunnel.”

This quote appeared on radiohead.com around the time Kid A and Amnesiac were being recorded.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I was born
For your magazines, for your magazines
I am trapped in the society page
Of your magazines, of your magazines
I don’t know what it means

[Verse 2]
Do you see light
At the end of the tunnel? At the end of the tunnel?
Do you see light
(These are things that get on my nerves)
At the end of the tunnel? At the end of the tunnel?
(You better start naming names)
(You better start naming names)
At the end of the tunnel?
(You better start naming names)
(You better start naming names)
Tunnel
(You better start naming names)
(You better start naming names)
Tunnel
(You better start naming names)
(You better start naming names)
Tunnel
(You better start naming names)
(You better start naming names)