Measure the Music: “Pyramid Song” by Radiohead

By Jake Padilla

Measure 49-ish

This song has always made me feel like a floating object about to learn how to walk.
Instead of crawling to walk, I’m floating before the ground. I can’t even gage what it feels like.
And after taking thought to the idea of landing, slowly I do so.

Inevitably I stumble, exploring the sensation below, ironically becoming lightheaded,
until I settle into a continuous asymmetric motion.
The Dervish Muslims connect to the cosmos by whirling.