The lyric "Not sleeping OK/Trapped in hyperspace" is a probable reference to the OK Computer sessions, during which Thom was often not able to sleep and would spend many hours at night on the internet, chatting with people and posting his thoughts on the band's website.
'Up On the Ladder' was first attempted by the band during the Kid A sessions. A number of entries from Ed's Diary relate to it, as below:
Extract from Ed's diary: Thursday, july… read more
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