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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
I need 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 wooden matchstick
Toxic fumes from the burning plastic
Beats are broken
Bones are spastic
Robots talking with a southern accent
Hi
Voodoo curses
Bible tongues
Voices coming from their mangled lungs
Just gimme some grit
Some get down shit
Don't need a good reason to let anything rip

Radio's cold
Soul is infected
That's right
Do it
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
Cos people phone it in like it's unlimited minutes
Going through the motions just to say that they did it
Now treadmills running underneath their feet
So they feel like they're going somewhere but they're not
So let's put boots on a warehouse floor
Coming to you like a rope on a chain store
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.
Call a tow truck cos it's after dark
And the dance floor's full but everybody's double parked

Cellphone'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
Knock out
This jam's real
That's right
Yeah

Eye of a sun
Eye of a sun
Eye of a sun
Eye of a sun

APPEARS ON:
The Information
Cellphone's Dead
Nausea
Les Inrockuptibles - Best Of 2000-2010
Beck Videos
Michel Gondry 2 - More Videos Before & After DVD 1
Visions On Screen Volume 2

PUBLISHED BY:
Plastic Kosmos Music

YEAR RELEASED:
2006

DATE RECORDED:
Winter 2003 - Spring 2006

LENGTH:
4:45

OTHER TITLES:
Knock Out
Knock You Out

WRITTEN BY:
Beck Hansen

PRODUCED BY:
Nigel Godrich

MASTERED BY:
Bob Ludwig

PERFORMERS:
Beck Hansen
Vocals

Cosimo
"Hi!"

REMIXES:
Cellphone's Dead (Girl Talk Remix 1)
Cellphone's Dead (Girl Talk Remix 2)
Cellphone's Dead (Jamie Lidell Limited Minutes Remix)
Cellphone's Dead (Villalobos Entlebuch Remix)
Cellphone's Dead (Ellen Allien Remix)

 
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
Took 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 wooden matchstick
Toxic fumes from the burning plastic
Beats are broken
Bones are spastic
Robots talking with a southern accent
Hi
Now voodoo curses
Bible tongues
Voices coming from their mangled lungs
Just gimme 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
Cos people phone it in like it's unlimited minutes
Going through the motions just to say that they did it
Now treadmills running underneath their feet
They feel like they're going somewhere but they're not
So let's put boots on a warehouse floor
Coming to you like a rope on a chain store
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.
Tow truck cos it's after dark
And the dance floor's full but everybody's double parked

Cellphone's dead
Lost in the desert
One by one I'll knock you out
The eye of the sun is out of its socket
One by one I'll knock you out
One by one
Knock you out
This jam's real

NOTES:
Live version from "From The Basement"

APPEARS ON:
From The Basement

YEAR RELEASED:
2008

LENGTH:
4:52

OTHER TITLES:
Knock Out
Knock You Out

WRITTEN BY:
Beck Hansen

PERFORMERS:
Beck Hansen
Vocals, Percussion

Justin Meldal-Johnsen
Bass, Background Vocals

Brian Lebarton
Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocals

Matt Mahaffey
Scratching, Percussion, Background Vocals

Matt Sherrod
Drums

Jamie Lidell
Maracas, Background Vocals

Ryan Faulkner
Percussion

 
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
Took all my worries
Fix my thoughts
Throw my hopes like a juggernaut walks
Now let down souls can't feel the rhythm
Sorry entertainers like aerobics victims
Hybrid people light a wooden matchstick
Toxic fumes in the burning plastic
(???) now break the rest
Make a kick drum sound like an S.O.S.
Voodoo curses
Bible tongues
Voices coming from the mangled lungs
Gimme some grits
Some get down shit
Don't need a good reason to let anyone rip

Here we go
Microphone
Stereo
One by one I'll knock you out
We'll go down
Round and round
Round and round
One by one I'll knock you out
Knock you out

Mr. Microphone making all the damage felt
Like a laser manifesto make a mannequin melt
People (???) its unlimited minutes
Going through the motions just to say that he did it
Now treadmills running in the new jack beats
So you feel like (???)
So lets put boots on the warehouse floor
Coming to you like a rope on a chain store
Throwing equipment from a moving van
Grab a microphone like a utility man
Now break the beat
Fix the rest
Make a kick drum sound like an S.O.S.
Get a tow truck cos it's after dark
And the dance floor's full but everybody's double parked

Here we go
Microphone
Stereo
One by one I'll knock you out
We'll go down
Round and round
Round and round
One by one I'll knock you out
Knock you out

DATE RECORDED:
April 2nd 2005

OTHER TITLES:
Knock Out
Knock You Out

WRITTEN BY:
Beck Hansen

PERFORMERS:
Beck Hansen
Vocals






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