Pyramid Song is a song written by Radiohead and included in their album Amnesiac.

Lyrics

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

Pyramid Song – Radiohead – Meaning

 

 I jumped in the river and what did I see? 

The entire song is about not fearing death.

Is a calm way to understand that the death is part of our life.

That every end is part of our life.

The protagonist killing himself, by jumping in the river.

But when he ask what did i see, he intend the river like something different.

The river, is the full and powerful energy that fills the entire universe.

With all the people that live on earth.

And all the things and all thoughts that those people produce.

All the informations generated everyday, that make grow the energy of the universe.

Yes. The river that leads to death, after living in the river of life, full of his energy.

 

 Black-eyed angels swam with me 

When he enters inside the water, he starts to see some different things.

This things come from the river himself, that is the entire experience of his life.

That can be the other persons that suicide themselves in that river.

But after that, the meaning is more complex.

The first thought is for the people that he meets during his life.

At this point the enemies don’t exist anymore.

All the little things that during your life can hurt you.

Now don’t matter.

So the people are all angels.

Are more than humans.

Are all souls that live in another level of energy.

Yes. Everyone here are died.

And the empty and black eyes show this.

Because for a man that is died, all the people are dead.

He pass the line. And nothing really matter.

And life don’t matter too.

 

 A moon full of stars and astral cars 

The last things he sees.

While he die.

He see the most beautiful thing on earth.

The sky.

In the night.

With all the things that you can see in the sky.

The moon.

The stars.

And the other planets.

 

 All the things I used to see 

Thom Yorke remembers the things that he see during his life.

All the little details jump inside his mind.

And give to him a last moment full of life.

Full of his life.

With all the important moments that leads him to be himself.

After all, we can be a lot of things.

We can be the things that we say.

Or we can be the things that we do.

Everyday or on our entire life.

But first of all we are what we see.

Our history builds our personality.

The deepest layer of our soul is created by all the things that we see, and that we make experience during our life.

 

 All my lovers were there with me 

Here the lovers of his life.

All the lovers.

So, all the people that he loved, and all the people that loved him.

So his mother and father.

All the friends that he had.

All the women that he met.

His children.

The lovers.

The people that made the difference in his life.

In a emotional way.

At the end everyone can discover that the emotions are the only things that matter.

The deep connection between souls is the only thing that makes us conscious of our life.

 

 All my past and futures 

He leaves here all the possible worlds.

He makes peace with himself.

He die.

Now.

And a lot of things doesn’t matter anymore.

No matters your dreams.

No matters your fears.

Don’t matters what you could do.

Don’t matters what you could be.

The possible pasts. And the possible futures.

You can now make peace with all of them.

You can make peace with all your remorses and all your regrets.

 

 And we all went to heaven in a little row boat 

We are equals in the death.

At the end, we are only humans.

Built of flesh and bones.

We come back to the ground.

But our souls continue to live.

The heaven is a way for us to save us.

We need him.

 

 There was nothing to fear and nothing to doubt 

The end don’t leads fears.

And without fears, you can’t have any doubt.

The title of the song of Radiohead, in this line has his completion and creates the union of the previous words.

The egyptian pharaoh, makes a journey on a boat through the afterlife.

Black eyed angels are there to protect him.

The stars and the moon in the sky of heaven.

The images taken from his life painted on the walls.

The people that he loved buried with him.

If we could face the death this way.

We would have nothing to fear.

And nothing to doubt.

 

 

Conclusion

A song that seems so sad. But that in the deepest meaning we can discover so full of hope. The death is only a part of pur life. And the ancients egyptians knew well this deep truth.

Leave a comment or a different vision of the meaning of this song if you want.

 

 

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