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A piece of writing, which looks like it's an early draft for the lyrics to 'Bloom', was printed in the special Newspaper Album edition of The King of Limbs. The lines that made their way into the finished songs are given in black, the ones left out are red:
Open our mouths wide.
Open our mouths wide.
A universal sigh.
"So why does this still hurt?"
Don't blow your mind with why.
Why does this not add up?
Don't let it blow your mind.


Across a great divide.
A giant turtle's eyes.
Jellyfish float by.
Your rules do not apply.
As open as the sky.
The holes we measure out.

It's what keeps me alive.
Why does this not add up?
A spider to a fly.

A universal sigh.
A giant turtle's eyes.

Don't blow your mind with why.
The current's just too strong.
Don't let it blow your mind.
Across a great divide
The words between the lines.

None of this stuff is mine.
I throw my arms wide.
Open your heart and smile.
Don't look so serious.
No need to pull that face.
Always I'm before you.
The cards that have been dealt out.

Moving out of orbit.
Turning in somersaults.
Ours not to reason why.
I'm reeling with this feeling.
Where er'r the current flows.
Precious little time.
Distances and time.
The wind takes all the leaves.
And then it will take me.
The parts we have to play.
I cannot help but laugh.
An instrumental mix of the song was prepared by the band for licensing purposes and was available shortly after the release of The King of Limbs on the website of Radiohead's publisher Warner/Chappell Music:
Live performances during the touring for The King of Limbs:
01. circa may 26th 2011 From the Basement London UK Link
02. june 28th 2011 Glastonbury Festival Pilton UK Link
03. september 26th 2011 The Colbert Report New York City, NY USA Link
Live performances #4 to #34 during the touring for The King of Limbs:
Live performances #35 to #63 during the touring for The King of Limbs: