Song of the Day #3,704: ‘Youthless’ – Beck

I’m never disappointed when a Beck song pops up on Random Weekends. No matter the album or the track, it’s going to be interesting and entertaining.

‘Youthless’ is a cut from the 2008 album Modern Guilt, a record I’d rank near the middle of the pack of Beck’s discography. That still makes it better than most albums by most artists.

Hearing this reminds me that Beck released a great album, Colors, just last year. I haven’t given that one enough listens.

[Verse 1]
There’s a bottomless pit that we’ve been climbing from
Just to get on level ground
Shake your seasick legs around
Dead of winter in a logo town
Signs of life are soft and flickering
Need a bed to lay my body down
Dead weight to carry down
Some static is lulling me to sleep
Hang your clothes on a chain link fence
In a junkyard say Amen
Your mouth is full of wordless hymns
And run-on sentences

[Chorus]
And they’re helpless and forgetting
In the background holding nothing
And they’re youthless and pretending
With their bare hands holding nothing

[Verse 2]
There’s a million horses dragging down a monolith
With these trademarks so bereaved
Tied my leg to a barricade
With a plastic hand grenade
They tried to turn emotion into noise
Need a teleprompter for my life
Need a pipeline to the night
My body can’t get no relief
And this life it goes by fast
You’re treading water in the past
Trying to re-animate something that you can’t understand

[Chorus][x2]

One thought on “Song of the Day #3,704: ‘Youthless’ – Beck

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    I don’t listen to enough of Beck. Probably need to remedy that someday.

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