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Three audio clips, that can be heard somewhat buried in the mix of the released version, were used in the animations on (here in order of appearance in the song):
The line "the one you're looking for" appears in these two handwritten lyric sheets, taken from the pdf files on


Q: "Your writing has always been intensely personal and conflicted, but because your voice is so up front on The Eraser, the words and images come through so vividly, as in 'Analyse'."

>Thom: "[sings] 'Powercuts and blackouts/Sleeping like babies.' I used to live in central Oxford, on one of those historical streets, with all these houses built in the 1860s. I came home one night and for some reason, the street had a powercut. The houses were all dark, with candlelight in the windows, which is obviously how it would have been when they were built. It was beautiful."
The words "endless possibilities" appear in another of those pdf files:

In November 2005, Thom performed the song for the first episode of Nigel Godrich's From The Basement programme:
On August 21st 2006, Thom played 'Analyse' on a Fender Rhodes for an XFM radio session:
On September 5th 2006, Thom was nominated for a Mercury Prize for The Eraser and performed 'Analyse' at the Awards show:
In December 2006, a remix of 'Analyse' by Various Productions was made available temporarily as a free download on by Thom. A year later, on december 17th 2007, it was sold as a download before appearing on a series of three 12" vinyl remix EPs in january 2008. Later that year the Eraser remixes were also released on CD in Japan:

It took Thom three years following the release of The Eraser to put together a proper tour based on the album. Recruiting Nigel Godrich, Flea, Mauro Refosco and Joey Waronker to form the band, the group played a first set of shows in october 2009 and another in april 2010, initially under the name "?????", since Thom had not yet named the project "Atoms For Peace". The tour ended with a solitary gig in august 2010 in Japan. Each night, the main set would consist of the The Eraser played in its entirety:
The song had its full band live debut on october 2nd 2009 at the Echoplex in Los Angeles at the first gig of Thom's then unnamed band, consisting of himself, Flea, Nigel Godrich, Joey Waronker and Mauro Refosco: