Cities
By: Beck Hansen

Written by: Beck Hansen

Versions:
  1. Cities
    Available on Sound Shapes.
 
Lyrics:
Cities [Version (a)]:

Ahh
Ahh

Waiting for the night to come
There's a hundred dead cities outside

You weren't made for this place
But it's not your fault
And I don't know if it's all made up

Lose a little
Move a little
Turn a little
Break a little
Hurt a little
Move a little
Turn a little
Break a little
Lose a little
Move a little
Turn a little
Break a little
Hurt a little
Move a little
 
The Song:

We first learned about "Cities" when it was registered into the copyright database at the end of 2011 or so. Then in the summer of 2012, it was revealed that it was a song to be part of a video game called Sound Shapes (along with the tracks "Touch The People" and "Spiral Staircase").

My understanding is that each song is somehow its own level for the game, which allows players "to create increasingly complex beats via their achievements." I do not know if this means that every player will essentially create their own remix of these songs, or if there is a set, more final Beck version.

There is no final Beck version of the song released at this point. What we do have is a series of loops and things that you can put together via the game to create your own version of the song.