Take Me Backstage [Version (a)]:
Take me backstage, take me backstage
Won't you take me backstage?
Lots of magic goin' down backstage tonight
Eatin' that Indian food and the bathrooms smell real real good
Couches lookin' a little worse for wear
Take me backstage, lots of people actin' their age
And there's beverages of all kinds
People drinkin' coffee and sendin' e-mail
Telephone calls and . . . shit's drawn on the walls
Whole lotta magic goin' on backstage
Everybody wants to get backstage
Backstage must be all of the rage
But backstage is just like turnin' another page
In a book you just want to throw out the window
As Beck does fairly often, during his acoustic set, he asks for requests. On February 18 2000, somebody must've shouted back "Take me backstage!" and Beck heard it. "I don't know that one . .what key is it in?" he laughed. Of course, one line is all it takes for Beck to create a song, and so he started a little blues guitar-picking and sang a song about backstage.