Dead Melodies
By: Beck Hansen
Written by: Beck Hansen

Version Of: Dead Melodies

This Version:
  • Dead Melodies (2:34)
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    Credits
    Justin Meldal-Johnsen: Bass (Upright), Vocals (Background)
    John Sorensen: Engineer
    Nigel Godrich: Engineer, Mix, Producer
    Beck Hansen: Guitar (Acoustic), Producer, Vocals
    Smokey Hormel: Guitar (Acoustic), Vocals (Background)
    Roger Joseph Manning Jr.: keyboards
    Joey Waronker: Percussion
 
Lyrics:
Where will you go when this day is over?
A gambler's purse lays on the road straight to your door
The snakes have gone crazy tonight
Winding their way out of sight

A laugh, a joke, a sentiment wasted
Seasons of strangers that come and go
Doldrums are pounding, cheapskates are clowning this town
Who could disown themselves now?

Engineer, slow down this old train
Cinders and chaff laugh at the moon
Night birds will cackle, rotting like apples on trees
Sending their dead melodies to me
 
Live:

Played live 118 times:
Earliest known live version: November 11, 1995
Latest known live version: June 28, 2014