Gamma Ray
By: Beck Hansen
Written by: Beck Hansen

Version Of: Gamma Ray

This Version:
  • Gamma Ray (2:57)
    a.k.a. Beggar's Shoes
    Available on Modern Guilt and 1 other release.
    Credits
    Recorded at: Anonyme Studios
    Danger Mouse: Beats, Producer, Synthesizer
    Beck Hansen: Electric Piano, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Producer, Vocals
    Drew Brown: Engineer
 
Lyrics:
If I could hold hold out for now
With these ice caps melting down
With the transistor sound
And my Chevrolet terraplane going around around around

Come on little gamma ray
Standing in a hurricane
Your brains are bored
Like a refugee
From a house that's burning
And the heat wave's calling your name

She's got on a cactus crown
With a dot dot dot on her brow
And she speaks inside a cloud
With her countenance turning around

It hit me like a gamma ray
Standing in a hurricane
And I'm pulling out thorns
Smokestack lightning out my window
I want to know what I've lost today

Come a little gamma ray
Standing in a hurricane
When your body's bored
Like a refugee
From a house that's burning
And the backwater's calling your name
 
Live:

Played live 112 times:
Earliest known live version: June 9, 2008
Latest known live version: March 11, 2016