Dark Star: David Andrew Sitek Remix
By: Beck Hansen

Written by: Beck Hansen

Version Of: Dark Star

This Version:
  • Dark Star: David Andrew Sitek Remix (4:08)
    a.k.a. Dark Star (Remix by David Andrew Sitek)
    a.k.a. Dark Star (Remix by TV On The Radio)
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    David Andrew Sitek: Remix
    Beck Hansen: Vocals
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
The Song:

Beck has said a few times that he really likes the band TV On The Radio, putting one of their albums at the top of a "best albums of the year" list. David Sitek is TVOTR's producer/guitarist, and Beck got him to remix "Dark Star."

He guts the strings, but leaves the bass. He replaces the harmonica/strings ending with some TVOTR-style horns. He definitely brings his own expertise to the song, while maintaining the original's sense of self.