Modern Guilt
By: Beck Hansen
Written by: Beck Hansen

Version Of: Modern Guilt

This Version:
  • Modern Guilt (3:15)
    Available on Modern Guilt.
    Recorded at: Anonyme Studios
    Beck Hansen: Bass, Guitar (Electric), Producer, Vocals, Vocals (Background)
    Danger Mouse: Beats, Producer
    Drew Brown: Engineer
    Greg Kurstin: Piano
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I feel uptight when I walk in the city
I feel so cold when I'm at home
Feels like everything's starting to hit me
I lost my bearings ten minutes ago

Modern guilt, I'm stranded with nothing
Modern guilt, I'm under lock and key
Misapprehension turning into convention
Don't know what I've done
But I feel ashamed

Standing outside the glass on the sidewalk
These people talk about impossible things
And I'm falling out of the conversation
And I'm a pawn piece in a human shield

Modern guilt is all in our hands
Modern guilt won't get me to bed
Say what you will, smoke your last cigarette
Don't know what I've done
But I feel afraid

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Played live 93 times:
Earliest known live version: June 9, 2008
Latest known live version: August 8, 2018