"Rental Car" as written by John Robert King, Michael S. Simpson and Beck David Hansen....
Hey now girl what's the matter with me
We're on a back road something to see
Straight as a razor kickin' the dust
Diggin' through ditches and fallin' to rust

Takin' me far
Far as a rental car can go

Hey now girl at the end of the road
Down where the reaper is walkin' alone
Singing a death knell
Clappin' along
At the end of the night
There's a road we'll be on

Takin' me far,
Far as a rental car can go


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    General CommentMy second favorite from Guero. Emergency Exit being first. Anyway...

    The song seems to be about preparing to pass through the veil that seperates life and death. When night falls (death), it'll be okay, because there's another road after that (afterlife).

    The rental car is his body. He's only borrowing it from the earth, and when he's dead, his body shall turn to dust and return from whence it came. He knows that he can't take it with him after he dies, so dammit, he is going to get as far as he can with it while he can.

    I really love the "lalalalalalalalalalalalalalalalala music" part.
    YanYan108on February 26, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentlol i was going to put down what yan yan said but (s)he already beat me to it. Life is as short as a rental car so when death sings clap along.
    Larrowon August 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is amazing
    ghostson December 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHELLO, ONLY THE BEST SONG EVERRR!!!
    dizzorothyon February 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*sings* la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la

    this is one of my favorite songs. Yay!

    takin me far
    far as a rental car can go
    MrHahnKittyon March 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow... I'm surprised at how little comments Beck is getting. They've been around for a long time and had a lot of recognition over Guero last year!

    Anyway, I love Rental Car. Definitely a feel good song!
    Purifiedxon October 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome song...well said YanYan
    dislocated1982on April 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlol i was going to put down what yan yan said but (s)he already beat me to it. Life is as short as a rental car so when death sings clap along.
    Larrowon August 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAm I crazy of is that lalala part a sped up version of some other song?
    sablechatraton August 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lalalalalala part reminds me of the theme song to The Smurfs.

    xD
    Honeythatsokon August 21, 2007   Link

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