Song of the Day #3,144: ‘Peaches & Cream’ – Beck

midnitevulturesWhile we wait patiently for Beck’s 13th studio album, his first since 2014’s Grammy-winning Morning Phase, let’s enjoy a blast from the past in the form of ‘Peaches & Cream,’ a cut from his 1999 album Midnite Vultures.

Midnite Vultures, released in the midst of Y2K paranoia, before we lost our national innocence on 9/11, is a blissed-out vision of white boy funk on which Beck very effectively channels Prince.

Sandwiched between the ultra-mellow Mutations and Sea Change, this was Beck at his most inventive and fun. Rumor has it the new album will return, at least in part, to this vibe. Can’t wait.

[Verse 1]
Don’t tell your right hand, baby
What your left hand do
You know those road check girls
Will make your brown breath blue

[Chorus]
Ooh, ooh, ooh, peaches and cream
You make a garbage man scream
Such a dangerous dream
Peaches and cream, peaches and cream

[Verse 2]
You look good in that sweater
And that aluminum crutch
I’m gonna let you down easy
I’ve got a delicate touch

[Chorus]

[Verse 3]
You’re a torn out page
From a best selling book
Your home girl’s on the line
But your daddy’s off the hook
Where do we go now?
Give those pious soldiers
Another lollipop
Cause we’re on the good ship
Ménage à trois

[Chorus]
Ooh, ooh, ooh, peaches and cream
You make a garbage man scream
You’re such a delicate thing
Ooh, ooh, ah, peaches and cream
You’re the only dream I’m gonna need tonight
Peaches and cream
You’re the only dream I’m gonna need tonight

[Bridge][4x]
Keep your lamplights trimmed and burning

[Chorus]
Ooh, ooh, ooh, peaches and cream
You make a garbage man scream
Come on girl it’s a dream
Ooh, ooh, ooh, peaches and cream
You make a garbage man scream
You’re such a delicate thing

[Outro]
Ooh, ooh, ooh, peaches and cream

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One thought on “Song of the Day #3,144: ‘Peaches & Cream’ – Beck

  1. Dana says:

    Really such a talented, diverse artist.

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