Derelict
By: Beck Hansen, John King, Mike Simpson
Written by: Beck Hansen, John King, Mike Simpson

Version Of: Derelict

This Version:
  • Derelict (4:11)
    Available on Guero and 1 other release.
    Credits
    Beck Hansen: Drums, Mix, Moog, Organ, Producer, Rhumba Box, Shaker, Tambourine, Thumb Piano, Vocals
    The Dust Brothers: Mix, Producer
    Paolo Diaz: Tabla (Electric)
 
Lyrics:
I dropped my anchor in the dead of night, I packed my suitcase and threw it away
I fell asleep in the funeral fire, I gave my clothes to the policeman
Blow back, derelict wind, lay my soul in the foul of the air
Blow back, derelict wind, lay my soul in the foul of the air

Shooting venom at the passers-by, hijackers tie the heavens down
Put my eyes in a paper bag, spinnin' 'round like a gamblin' wheel
Blow back, derelict wind, lay my soul in the foul of the air
Blow back, derelict wind, lay my soul in the foul of the air

I drop my anchor in the dead of night, I packed my suitcase and threw it away
I fell asleep in the funeral fire, I gave my clothes to the policeman
Blow back, derelict wind, lay my soul in the foul of the air
Blow back, derelict wind, lay my soul in the foul of the air
 
Live:

Played live 39 times:
Earliest known live version: August 21, 1996
Latest known live version: June 6, 1998