Nonsensical Song Lyrics, Beck
Check out the index or search for other performers.
Guero album at Amazon.com
's, "Corvette Bummer"
Weed whack a plate of noodles in the afternoon.
Absolutely NOTHING in the song makes sense.
Submitted by: Rido
's, "Devil's Haircut"
Heads are hangin' from the garbage man trees
Mouthwash, jukebox, gasoline
WHA...????? I know Beck is famous for nonsensical lyrics, but this has to be the most gibberish couplet he's ever recorded! I first heard it a week or two ago, and I STILL have no clue what the heck it means!!
Submitted by: Jonathan S. aka Jonaphantom
See me kicking the door with my boots
Broke down out in a ditch of old rubbish
Snakes and bones in the back of your room
Handing out a confection of venom
Heaven's drunk from the poison you use
Charm the wolves with the eyes of a gambler
Now I see it's a comfort to you
Hammer my bones on the anvil of daylight
No matter how hard I try, I can't find any meaning to this verse...or any other parts of the song...
Submitted by: Ninjabassman
And my time is a piece of wax
Falling on a termite, who's choking on the splinters.
I could imagine a termite choking on splinters, since wood is all it eats. But why would a piece of wax fall on it? And why would Beck use that metaphor with his time anyway? Did he waste 3 hours at Madame Tussaud's Museum?
Submitted by: Joker
Butane in my veins so I'm out to cut the junkie
with the plastic eyeballs, spray paint the vegetables
Dog food stalls with the beefcake pantyhose
Actually the whole song seems like nonsense. But these three lines seem to be the most nonsensical; I just can't make out what they mean. What was Beck thinking when he wrote this? "Let's just throw my random thoughts together!"?
Submitted by: Mr. Critic
Spray paint the vegetables
Really? Some people do weird things with their foods. Makes me wonder what Beck was on when he wrote this.
Submitted by: Chris H.
's, "The New Pollution"
She's got a carburetor tied to the moon,
Pink eyes looking to the food of the ages.
How much can really be said to explain the nonsense here? It just seems like bizarre thoughts randomly strung together. The first of these lines might describe an image from a dream, but a bizarre dream at that. The second of these lines wouldn't even be a very meaningful description of an image from a dream.
Submitted by: Karen Smith
's, "Truckdrivin' Neighbours Downstairs (Yellow Sweat)"
But you're a lousy low life who can't do nothing for himself
Here's the problem: There is a grammatical inconsistency with "you're" and "himself" (as well as the double negative, which is way too common in songwriting anyway, so there's too many examples of that in lots of songs).
Submitted by: Mike Hack
New entries in this section are currently reviewed by nally. Previous editors (if any) are listed on the editors page.