"Cell Phone's Dead" as written by and Beck Hansen....
Strange ways coming today
I put a dollar in my pocket
And I threw it away
Been a long time
Since a 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 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.
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

This jam is real, that's right

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

Ah


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"Cellphone's Dead" as written by Beck Hansen

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    General CommentThis jam is real... that's right
    ach105on October 04, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI just noticed the main synthesizer (or synthesized bass or whatever it is) in this song is very similar to the morse code message for SOS: short short short / long long long / short short short.

    Instead the song goes OOSOOSOOSOOS.

    Its close. I just thought about it because of the line:

    "Now fix the beat
    Now break the rest
    Make a kick drum sound
    Like an S.O.S."
    shmortisborgon January 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBest song of the album.

    "Voodoo curses Bible tongues
    Voices comin' From the mangled lungs "
    Awesome
    nanoboton October 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentrrrr this song's ace!!
    bloc_party15on October 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentaww i really do love beck
    he's finally got away from Odelay!
    freakystyleyon October 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think Daniel Johnston had a song called "Sorry Entertainer". It kind of would make sense as a reference because Beck's covered a few of his songs in acoustic sets.
    destroyalltacoson October 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song grew on me pretty quickly... though it reminds me A LOT of Gorillaz, especially near the end with the cello.
    Purifiedxon October 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy fav off the new album. i love how it switches between rap and then craziness... can't even describe it.
    eeeeee!
    this jam is real!
    subterranean_summeron October 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"One by one I'll knock ya out"

    sounds like a little black kid talking about basketball
    hey_chickenon October 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmaybe a dis to rap artists? and people acting on it in real life?
    underground_jubon December 01, 2006   Link

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