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Radiohead: Pyramid Song Meaning


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Song Released: 2001

Pyramid Song Lyrics

I jumped in the river and what did I see?
Black-eyed angels swimmin' with me
A moon full of stars and astral cars
And all the figures I used to see
All my lovers were there with me
All my past and futures
And we all went to heaven in a...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    May 18th 2009 report

    The song is not a dream - it's thom yourke's interpretation for Dante's Inferno.
    The river he sings about is the river styx, and the boat is the boat Dante took on his way through hell's layers...

  2. anonymous
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    Sep 14th 2022 report

    Someone once told me that the musical notes go up and down through the song resembling a pyramid shape

  3. anonymous
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    Feb 18th 2012 report

    A black eyed angel is an angel that guides you to where you go when one becomes deceased

  4. anonymous
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    Nov 8th 2011 report

    There's many similarities between the book Siddhartha by Herman Hesse, and Pyramid Song. "All the figures I used to see, all my lovers were there with me, all my past and futures." is extremely similar to what Siddhartha sees when he looks in the river before he reaches enlightenment. "There was nothing to fear, nothing to doubt." also hints at enlightenment and/or perfect contentment.

  5. darkbytez
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    Apr 12th 2009 report

    Amazing, all the great songs come with dreaming about something.... the most beautifull art born on people like Tom Yorke..

  6. anonymous
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    Dec 28th 2008 report

    This is about a dream, as a below interpretation said.
    What I find beautiful about this song is the dreamlike state that Yorke portrays. Whenever I listen to it, it sounds like it's being played underwater, and someone wrote the lyrics while they were sleepwalking. It's quite beautiful.

  7. anonymous
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    Sep 16th 2008 report

    I read before that this was about a dream Thom Yorke once had. If you see the video, I imagine that was something to similar to his dreams. The drumming is great, took me a while but I can play it.

    A lot of Radiohead songs are about Thom's dreams, which makes it harder to understand what's inspired by the real world and what's from his dream world.

  8. anonymous
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    Oct 17th 2007 report

    This song is about dying and going to heaven.

  9. anonymous
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    May 12th 2006 report

    Best drumming ever, period.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway

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