Girl by Beck: Happy or Dreadful?; aka: GUESS WHAT'S STUCK IN MIKE'S HEAD?!

Girl by Beck: Happy or Dreadful?; aka: GUESS WHAT’S STUCK IN MIKE’S HEAD?!

October 5th, 2017 by Mike Coughlin

Wherever Hipsters Sleep

@HalfGuarded

 

Beck sleeps with Geovanni Ribisi’s doppleganger before heading off to conquer an invisible spirit demon living in a mountain.  Then he sings about deadly women.

 

I had the song Girl by Beck stuck in my head and it was bothering me a great deal.  I was be-bopping along singing, “My brown eyed girl,” oblivious to how wrong I was.  But before that, first the other weird stuff.

 

I can’t imagine most are surprised if Beck is a bit quirky (he feels very Canadian to me, though he’s a California kid) but a Scientologist?  Wowsa.  And his married to and has children with Ribisi’s twin sister.  Weirdo.  And all the other weird stuff he does too, don’t forget.

 

OK.  The lyrics.  I thought it was “brown eyed girl” but then read it was “sun eyed girl” and went on with life.  I grabbed some lyrics from some site, pasted them here, and was about to move on when I read, “my cyanide girl.”  What?  My mind had been found to have C-4 inside it – after it blew up!  I read some more and some more and this is what I’ve learned: it is intentionally vague.  One source (source, lol) said it was originally sun-eyed girl but that he sings cyanide girl in concert, whilst another source said he even scrubbed the actual lyric from the official credits to the song.

 

Weirdo dude; good song.  ‘ta.

 

Girl by Beck – MUSIC VIDEO

 

 

Girl by Beck – LYRICS

 

I saw her, yeah I saw her with her black tongue tied
Round the roses
Fist pounding on a vending machine
Toy diamond ring stuck on her finger
With a noose she can hang from the sun
And put it out with her dark sunglasses
Walking crooked down the beach
She spits on the sand where their bones are bleaching

 

[Pre-Chorus]
And I know I’m gonna steal her eye
She doesn’t even know what’s wrong
And I know I’m gonna make her die
Take her where her soul belongs
And I know I’m gonna steal her eye
Nothing that I wouldn’t try

 

[Chorus]
Hey, my cyanide girl
Hey, my cyanide girl
My cyanide girl
Hey, my cyanide girl

 

[Verse 2]
I saw her, yeah I saw her with her hands tied back
And her rags were burning
Crawling out from a landfilled life
Scrawling her name upon the ceiling
Throw a coin in a fountain of dust
White noise, her ears are ringing
Got a ticket for a midnight hanging
Throw a bullet from a freight train leaving

 

[Pre-Chorus]
And I know I’m gonna steal her eye
She doesn’t even know what’s wrong
And I know I’m gonna make her die
Take her where her soul belongs
And I know I’m gonna steal her eye
Nothing that I would not try

 

[Chorus]
Hey, my cyanide girl
Hey, my cyanide girl
My cyanide girl
Hey, my cyanide girl

 

[Chorus]
Hey, my cyanide girl
Hey, my cyanide girl
My cyanide girl
Hey, my cyanide girl
Hey, my cyanide girl
Hey, my cyanide girl
My cyanide girl
Hey, my cyanide girl

 

Buy Girl by Beck

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *