Songs That Go Like This [Version (a)]:
[From August 22, 2002 show]
[plays a cliched pop piano riff for about a minute]
Isn't that what you're supposed to play on one of these pianos?
See, that's how easy it is to write a song. Songs are pretty dumb. It's really easy.
Everybody knows the songs that go like this
And they're made to make you feel a particular way when you hear them
'Cause they sound like other songs that made you feel something before
Something before, yea... when we were young and innocent and beautiful, baby
And then I try to write one myself and it should go like this
Mmm yea and I fuck it up
'Cause otherwise it would be a cliche
Beautiful memories, not so beautiful anymore
'Cause I changed the chords and it's all fucked up now
Makes no sense at all, ohhhh
[some hard to decipher falsetto lines]
This is one that really must be heard, as most of Beck's improvised lyrics are referring to the little piano riff he was making up. I'm sure it's not nearly as amusing reading it as it is listening to it.
At the end of this song, he segued into talking about cottage cheese spackled ceilings.