Black Swan (5:49)

Cover of The Eraser

From The Eraser and 10 other releases

The song was released to American radio in July 2006.
In early August 2006, the song placed at #40 in Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks chart.

“Black Swan” dates back to the Kid A sessions. The song “has this tiny, shredded segment of something that was one of the library samples we had. It was Ed and Phil doing this thing, and I sliced it into bits. The sample was 2000, but the song was 2005.”
The 2006 Richard Linklater film A Scanner Darkly features the song over the closing credits.

The title is possibly a reference to Nassim Taleb’s ‘black swan theory’.


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What will grow crooked you can't make straight
It's the price that you gotta pay
Do yourself a favor and pack your bags
Buy a ticket and get on the train

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