Song of the Day #4,538: ‘Get Real Paid’ – Beck

It’s been awhile since I’ve given Beck’s 1999 album Midnite Vultures a thought, let alone a listen. In fact, the last time was probably when it showed up on another Random Weekend nearly four years ago.

This is one of Beck’s wildest, most inventive albums, and one of his best. It found the versatile artist channeling Prince at one minute and Kraftwerk the next, and throwing the kitchen sink into the production mix. Sandwiched between Mutations and Sea Change, two very subdued and melancholy albums, this was a blast of pure adrenaline.

[Intro]
Kick it

[Verse 1]
We like the boys with the bullet proof vests
We like the girls with the cellophane chests
We like the boys with the bullet proof vests
We like the girls with the cellophane chests

[Chorus]
I know you really want it
Cause your daddy’s always on it
And he knows just how to flaunt it
He got pictures in his wallet
And he want to be your lover
Does he look just like my mother
Does he cover you like butter
And just leave you in the gutter

[Post-Chorus]
I want to know if I’m worth your time
There’s so much to do before you die
Thursday night, I think I’m pregnant again
Touch my ass if you’re qualified

[Verse 2]
We like to ride on executive planes
We like to sit around and get real paid
We like to ride on executive planes
We like to sit around and get real paid

[Chorus]
I know you really want it
Cause your daddy’s always on it
And he knows just how to flaunt it
He got pictures in his wallet
And he want to be your lover
Does he look just like my mother
Does he cover you like butter
And just leave you in the gutter
I know you really want it
Cause your daddy’s always on it
And he knows just how to flaunt it
He got pictures in his wallet
And he want to be your lover
Does he look just like my mother
Does he cover you like butter
And just leave you in the gutter

[Post-Chorus]
I want to know if I’m worth your time
There’s so much to do before you die
Thursday night, I think I’m pregnant again
Touch my ass if you’re qualified

One thought on “Song of the Day #4,538: ‘Get Real Paid’ – Beck

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Dude is definitely talented, but I’ll take his more mellow non electronic stuff over this.

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