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…
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