Dark Star
By: Beck Hansen
Written by: Beck Hansen

Version Of: Dark Star

This Version:
  • Dark Star (3:45)
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    David Campbell: Arrangement (Strings)
    Beck Hansen: Harmonica, Vocals
    Nigel Godrich: Mix, Producer
One, two
One, two

A disappointment condition, a perfunctory prescription
Of an indigent mindset of belligerent silence
We got all we need droning out of a tin can
Thinking about the rain under the sweatshirt hood
Listen to the noise on the battery tape deck
A Judas trainwreck, anonymous suspect
Hovering in carbon monoxide cremations
Loners waste away inside of vacant locations
Think tanks empty, international dream bank
Plug in my reactor to the fallout zone
The enemies' story is a lot like mine
And if you get to the point then you know better than I

Dark star like an eye that's closing
Sees through the shards from a scar that's open

Autopilot drivers riding out on the ice age
Infidels swallowed in a vanishing point
Ammunition souls shooting holes in the ozone
Widow's tears washing the soldier's bones
Sterilized egos delirium sequels
Punctured by the arrows of American eagles
Robot to teach you all the rules that delete you
Backspace my brain, my equilibrium goes

Dark star, just an eye that is closing
Sees through the shards from a scar that's open

One, two
One, two
You know what to do

Played live 8 times:
Earliest known live version: October 4, 2006
Latest known live version: April 16, 2007