"Pyramid" as written by and Duke/gordon Ellington....
Can you see it's full of lightning,
All the futures that I see are whitening,
See the time of yesterday,
Become the time that we have today,

Oh I'm looking for a hidden meaning,
Can you tell me if it's just a feeling,
See the light is shining in your eye's,
Is it love in disguise,

I saw the light shine out today,
I saw the light shine out today,
And it told me that you're not the one for me,

Can you hear the ancient calling,
See the empires we've built are falling,
All we have is the human touch,
The clock is ticking even as we rush,


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"Pyramid" as written by Christopher James Ross Andrew James Stockdale

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    General CommentI hate to be the conspiracy kook, but I think the title is an illuminati reference. For those unfamiliar, the structure of a pyramid is a key part in illuminati symbolism and stands for the idea of a system of top-down control. Ancient calling, empires falling, and lyrics such as, "Oh I'm looking for a hidden meaning," cause me to view Wolfmother almost as anti-illuminati and a force of good and love. ;-)
    PsychicDogon May 02, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationFor me, it's about someone who is in love with another one, who isn't in love with the first person. As you can hear, the music just flows to the climax, which is the verse: "I saw the light shine out today, And it told me that you're not the one for me". In the end of the music, we can even hear a hint that this verse would be played again, but the music suddenly stops. That happens because that was the point of this music, it was made just to send this message, one time, as it hurts too much to say it more than once.

    "Can you see it's full of lightning,
    All the futures that I see are whitening,
    See the time of yesterday,
    Become the time that we have today,"

    -I'm not sure, but it seems that he/she is full of energy (lightining), and see all the paths that his life can take. I would risk and say that he/she was in a relationship and now he/she is free and full of energy and hope for the future. He/she wants to compensate the lost time of the relationship, as the time he/she had yesterday became the time that they have today.

    "Oh I'm looking for a hidden meaning,
    Can you tell me if it's just a feeling,
    See the light is shining in your eye's,
    Is it love in disguise,"

    -It's almost as the person is beginning to see that the other one - which could be a friend or just a random person - is falling for him/her.

    "Can you hear the ancient calling,
    See the empires we've built are falling,
    All we have is the human touch,
    The clock is ticking even as we rush,"

    -their relationship is ending, their empire is falling, as all they have now is the human touch, and as the clock is ticking, they get more apart.

    Took a long time to get this one, though.
    That's my interpretation, feel free to disagree ;)
    AncesTTraLon June 06, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWolfmother rules
    Big-Mikeyon December 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAllot of songs by Wolfmother make reference to the annual event of "Burning Man" at Burning Man there is a HUGE pyramid, that fires a light out the top (much like the Luxor Casino in Las Vegas) inside its a huge room of wires and lights resembling the human mind...

    This song draws many close references to it...

    I have no quotes or proof I'm right... its simply a running trend through out their album.
    SyroVisionon January 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAs much as love wolfmother this isnt one of my favourites

    Syrovison, where do your comments come from?
    beachbabe22on March 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSyroVision-
    Is there a meaning behind this "Burning man" ritual thing? if there is, that could be proof that's what the song is about because honestly, it might be. I can't really think of anything else.
    Is the "Burning Man" supposed to symbolize moving on or a celebration of remembrance or maybe if it's just a reason to have a party (possibly had a reason in the past, that doesn't matter so much anymore) like marti gra?
    The_Drummers_Angelon June 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhy does no one like this song as much as the others? its my equal 1st played song on itunes! (along with white unicorn : D) it just sounds freaking awesome!
    timmy_r!on July 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI reckon this songs heaps good
    velvet teddy bearon February 09, 2007   Link

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