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Beck — Cellphone's Dead
Album: The Information
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Released: 2006
Length: 4:42
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Strange ways coming today
I put a dollar in my pocket and I threw it away
Been a long time since the federal dime
Made a jukebox sound like a mirror in my mind

To comb my worries, fix my thoughts
Throw my hopes like a juggernaut walks
Now let-down souls can't feel no rhythm
Sorry entertainers like aerobics victims

Hybrid people light a wooded matchstick
Toxic fumes from the burning plastic
Beats are broken, bones are spastic
Robots talkin' with a southern accent

Voodoo curses, Bible tongues
Voices comin' from the mangled lungs
Give me some grit, some get-down shit
Don't need a good reason to let anything rip

Radio's cold, soul is infected
''One by one, I'll knock you out''
God is alone, hardware defective
''One by one, I'll knock you out''

Mr. Microphone making all the damage felt
Like a laser manifesto make a mannequin melt
There's people phonin' in like it's unlimited minutes
Going through the motions just to say that they did it

Treadmill's running underneath their feet
So they feel like they're going somewhere, but they're not
So let's put boots on the warehouse floor
Comin' to you like a rope on the chainstore

Throwing equipment from a moving van
Grab a microphone like a utility man
Now fix the beat, now break the rest
Make a kick drum sound like an S.O.S.

Get a tow-truck cause it's after dark
And the dance floor's full, but everybody's double-parked

Cell phone's dead, lost in the desert
''One by one, I'll knock you out''
Eye of the sun is out of its socket
''One by one, I'll knock you out''

''One by one, I'll knock you out
This jam is real... that's right''

Eye of the sun
Eye of the sun
Eye of the sun
Eye of the sun

Ahhhhhhhhhh
Comments (11)add comment
Damn. I hate it when the MIDI controller crashes and you get a series of random samples played back. Never occurred to me that it could be released, though.
When I first started hearing this guy on RP, I hated him, but this is about the third song I have heard and liked on this new disc. He DOES have talent, and I like his weird sense of humor.
I like this song better that the first cut RP played today.
Another disappointing track from this CD. Retro (c)rap.
Beck is one of the most musically adventurous artists around. Reminds me of the Beatles in that regard -- never stops experimenting and not afraid to take risks. This is interesting. Not sure if it's good. I'll have to listen a few more times.
AphidA wrote:
A little better. Cool.
if you mean in comparison to the other tracks we've heard from this album, i have to agree. on the road to redemption with this one...
Rapture by Blonde? I like it!
i'll be picking up this album
A little better. Cool. rah wrote:
if you mean in comparison to the other tracks we've heard from this album, i have to agree. on the road to redemption with this one...
...Yes. That's what I mean.
This is the subset of Beck's sound that I like.
When in doubt, meander...