By: Beck Hansen
Written by: Beck Hansen

Version Of: Volcano

This Version:
  • Volcano (4:29)
    Available on Modern Guilt.
    Recorded at: Anonyme Studios
    David Campbell: Arrangement (Strings)
    Beck Hansen: Bass, Guitar (Acoustic), Vocals
    Danger Mouse: Beats
I've been walking on these streets so long,
I don't know where they're gonna lead anymore.
But I think I must have seen a ghost.
I don't know if it's my illusions that keep me alive.
I don't know what I've seen.
Was it all an illusion?
All a mirage gone bad?
I'm tired of evil and all that it feeds,
But I don't know.

And I've been drifting on this wave so long,
I don't know if it's already crashed on the shore.
And I've been riding on this train so long,
I can't tell if it's you or me who is driving us into the ground.
I don't know if I'm sane,
But there's a ghost in my heart
Who's trying to see in the dark.
I'm tired of people who only want to be pleased,
But I still want to please you...

And I heard of that Japanese girl
Who jumped into The Volcano.
Was she trying to make it back
Back into the womb of the world?

I've been drinking all these tears so long,
All I've got left is the taste of salt in my mouth.

I don't know where I've been,
But I know where I'm going-to that volcano.
I don't want to fall in though:
Just want to warm my bones on that fire awhile.

Played live 4 times:
Earliest known live version: June 30, 2008
Latest known live version: March 25, 2009