Cellphone's Dead: Jamie Lidell Limited Minutes Remix
By: Beck Hansen

Written by: Beck Hansen

Version Of: Cellphone's Dead

This Version:
  • Cellphone's Dead: Jamie Lidell Limited Minutes Remix (4:32)
    a.k.a. Cellphone's Dead (Jamie Lidell Remix)
    Available on The Information.
    Renaud Letang: Engineer
    Jamie Lidell: Remix
    Beck Hansen: Vocals
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
God is alone
Hardware defective

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 chainstore
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.

Cell phone's dead
Lost in the desert
Eye of the sun
Is out of its socket
The Song:

Jamie Lidell toured with Beck as the opening act during the Info tours. He also remixed "Cellphone's Dead." He doesn't do anything too drastic, just doctors up the version, adding/removing some vocals and things. It's decent, and pretty funky.