Chasing Pirates (Droogs remix)
By: Norah Jones

Original Performance: Norah Jones
Written by: Norah Jones

Versions:
  1. Chasing Pirates (Droogs remix) (3:22)
    Available on Chasing Pirates Remix EP.
    Credits
    Beck Hansen: Remix
    Brian Lebarton: Remix
    Drew Brown: Remix
    Norah Jones: Vocals
 
Lyrics:
Chasing Pirates (Droogs remix) [Version (a)]:

In your message you said
You were going to bed
But I'm not done with the night
So I stayed up and read
But your words in my head
Got me mixed up so I turned out the light
And I don't know how to slow it down
My mind's racing from chasing pirates

Now an ambulance screams
While the silliest things
Are flopping around in my brain
And I try not to dream
Up impossible schemes
That swim around
Wanna drown me insane
And I don't know how to slow it down
Oh my mind's racing from chasing pirates

I don't know how to slow it down
Oh my mind's racing from chasing pirates
My mind's racing from chasing pirates
My mind's racing from chasing pirates
 
The Song:

"Chasing Pirates" is the opening track on Norah Jones' 2009 album, The Fall. The Droogs remix was done by Beck, his right hand man, Brian LeBarton, and his engineer, Drew Brown. The original version of the song has a languid sexiness to it (and Smokey Hormel on electric guitar). The Droogs collective replace all that with electronic beats and sounds, much like most of Beck's remixes (for Bjork, David Bowie, etc.).

Initially, as a type of promo, Norah Jones gave one remix of this song to three different websites--and one of the sites (artistdirect.com) got this. A little later, a vinyl 7" was sold on norahjones.com which contained all the remixes.

As you may recall, Beck and Norah Jones once performed "Sleepless Nights" together. A handful of Beck's musicians appear on Norah's album, The Fall (Joey Waronker, James Gadson, Smokey Hormel, and Lyle Workman), and she told Pitchfork that she thought about asking Beck to produce it, but didn't even ask. I think he would've said yes!