"Beautiful Way" as written by and Beck Hansen....
Searchlights on the skyline
Just looking for a friend
Who's gonna love my baby
When she's gone around the bend
Egyptian bells are ringing
When it's her birthday
Sweet nothin', I'm talking about you
There's a hurricane blowing your way

Ooh such a beautiful way
To break your heart
Ooh such a beautiful way
To break my heart
There's someone calling your name
It's driving you insane

You were wearing that stained rained coat
And your umbrella was a tangled mess
You were washed up on the glittering shoals
Looking for another crime to confess
You bribed yourself
Out of a place in the sun
But you had some change to spare
So you said you want to spend it on me
And shook the blues out of your hair

Ooh such a beautiful way
To break your heart
Ooh such a beautiful way
To break my heart
There's someone calling your name
You're gonna miss that train


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"Beautiful Way" as written by Beck Hansen

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    General Commentpretty song
    subterranean_summeron March 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAn amazing song.
    Sluzason October 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so amazing.... "such a beautiful way
    to break my heart" love this line
    abeloneon September 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, so sweet, so rythmic. My favourite part is when he sings, "Theres someone calling your name, it's driving you insane."

    MyLifeGoesBlank- You're pretty lame.
    BeckGirlx3on April 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBy far the best song on Midnite Vultures...the music is simply perfect. Somewhat ironically, this song doesn't "belong" as much as the others in terms of the lyrics (the rest of the album acting as a satire of glamour and the commercialism of sex).

    I think it's about the narrator wanting to break up with his significant other but still mantain a close friendship with her. To his surprise, she wishes to do the same thing, thus making possible an almost "beautiful" way of breaking each other's hearts, as they still maintain a tight friendship.

    However, there are some rather, er...promiscuous lines throughout, so one person could look at it as a one night stand as sorts - a beautiful, romantic time out with another person, though it obviously isn't meant to last in the long run.

    God, I love this song.
    tcaporaleon July 15, 2008   Link
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    General Commentnot sure what this song means but I'M STUCK IT'S ON REPEAT!!
    TiOon October 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOH GEE
    IT'S STUCK ON REPEAT!!
    LOL
    TiOon October 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDelirium...in a good way.
    caucasianon March 04, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General Commenthe sold himself to the Microsoft!!! beck suuuucks:P
    mylifegoesblankon December 13, 2005   Link

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