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"Computerized" is an unreleased track by Daft Punk, featuring American rapper Jay-Z. The song was recorded sometime in 2010, during the Tron: Legacy recording sessions, and was leaked online in 2014.


Background[]

Rumors circling the track’s early leak placed Kanye West at the co-producer helm; however, despite his previous work with the Parisian duo on 2013’s Rap Genius album of the year Yeezus and 2007’s “Stronger,” Pitchfork confirmed that his involvement was exactly that, a rumor.[1]

In 2016 it was revealed the track was recorded for Daft Punk’s TRON: Legacy soundtrack, after Walt Disney Records “tortured” the duo for a single. It was eventually deemed “too rooted in real life”[2] for it to be appropriate, and so was never released.

Lyrics[]

(Chorus)

Computerized

Computerized

Computerized

Everyone will be...

Computerized


[Verse 1: Jay Z]

She says I'm cold

Only time I'm comfortable kissing is sending X and Os

I send a message back to dispute this fact, but this I know

I hope to find my love, like we used to before dial-up

Whatever happened to our phone sex?

Right now, can't think of anything we don't text

I broke her heart on the email

I'm so cold, I'ma just spare y'all the details

I can't even tell y'all what's real

I got an iTouch, but I can't feel


Computerized

Computerized

Computerized

Everyone will be...

Computerized


[Bridge 1]

Past was the word, now I'm living in the future

Past was the word, now I'm living in the future

Past was the word, now I'm living in the future


[Verse 2: Jay Z]

Start mackin' on my black berry

She got jealous I was tappin' on my Blackberry

So she didn't keep in touch

And I can't tell the difference

We ain't see each other much

Aside from some late night texts

A couple Os, a few Xs

My current feels just like my exes

Different characters, same letters

Red light, another message

Spilling her heart out, what a mess this is

P.S., this is B.S., I can't even spell it out

Am I that unaffectionate?


Computerized

Computerized

Computerized

Everyone will be...

Computerized


[Bridge 2: Jay Z]

I don't know how I feel

Somebody tell me what's real

I don't know how I feel

Somebody tell me what's real

I don't know how I feel

Somebody tell me what's real

I don't know how I feel

Somebody tell me what's real

I don't know how I feel

Somebody tell me what's real

I don't know how I feel

Somebody tell me what's real


[Bridge 1]

Past was the word, now I'm living in the future

Past was the word, now I'm living in the future

Past was the word, now I'm living in the future

Past was the word, now I'm living in the future

Past was the word, now I'm living in the future

Past was the word, now I'm living in the future

Past was the word, now I'm living in the future


[Verse 3: Jay Z]

She said it got better and worser

And it's supposed to be vice-versa

I don't know, I kinda like this surf stuff

We used to see tears when we hurt stuff

I guess it got faster but colder

We iChat, that's how she comes over

That's better than not seeing her

And I'm so glad I'm serving her like Serena

She can YouTube in the arena

And we close, no matter how many miles between us

I told her, "Welcome to the future"

That's just how it is, I'm a user


Computerized

Computerized

Computerized

Everyone will be...

Computerized

Computerized

Production[]

  • Daft Punk: modular synthesizers, vocals, additional instrumentation
  • Jay-Z: vocals

References[]

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