Song of the Day #2,937: ‘Wow’ – Beck

beck_wowMy last new song of the week comes courtesy of Beck, who offers up his first release since the gorgeous, melancholy Morning Phase won a surprise Album of the Year Grammy.

‘Wow’ is a world away from the Beck of Morning Phase and Sea Change, a lot closer to Odelay and Midnite Vultures. The brilliance of Beck is that he seems equally comfortable in both modes. Not many artists can pull off both soulful balladeer and space-age DJ.

I prefer the quiet Beck, but I also love his more sonically inventive albums. At this point, I trust that whatever he releases will satisfy.

[Intro]
Giddy up, giddy up
Giddy up, giddy up

[Verse 1]
Wanna move into a fool’s gold room
With my pulse on the animal jewels
Of the rules that you choose to use to get loose
With the luminous moves
Bored of these limits, let me get, let me get it like

[Chorus]
Wow!
It’s like right now
It’s like wow!
It’s like right, right now
It’s like wow!
It’s like right now
It’s like wow!
It’s like right now
Oh wow

[Verse 2]
It’s my life, your life
Live it once, can’t live it twice
So nice, so nice
Song’s like a tidal wave, take you on a getaway
My friends, your friends
Love ’em every day like it’s just about to end
Now we’re pissin’ in the wind cause it’s so pine fresh
Right now
Yeah I, I wanna get it like

[Chorus]
Wow!
It’s like right now
It’s like wow!
It’s like
Giddy up!
Wow!
It’s like right now
Wow!
Oh wow, it’s like right now

[Verse 3]
It’s your life
Falling like a hot knife
Call your wife; secular times, these times
My demon’s on the cell phone
To your demons, nothing’s even right or wrong
It’s irrelevant, elephant in the room goes boom
Standing on the lawn doin’ jiu jitsu
Girl in a bikini with the Lamborghini shih tzu

[Bridge]
It’s your life
You gotta try to get it right
Look around, don’t forget where you came from
It’s just another perfect night
We’re gonna take it around the world
We’re gonna take it around the world
Ride these wild horses
Ride these wild horses
We’re gonna take it around the world

[Outro]
Like
Wow, wow, wow
Like
Giddy up!
Giddy up!
Wow!

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,937: ‘Wow’ – Beck

  1. Dana says:

    He really is a diverse, talented artist, though I too prefer his melancholy work more.

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