"Nausea" as written by and Hansen....
(One, two, three, four)

Well I'm a sea-sick sailor on a ship of noise
I got my maps all backwards and my instincts poisoned
In a truth-blown gutter full of wasted years
Like blown-out speakers ringin' in my ears

Oh, it's nausea, oh nausea, and we're gone
It's nausea, oh nausea, and we're gone

I'm a straight-line walker with a black-out room
I push a shopping cart over in an Aztec ruin
With my minion fingers working for some god
Who could see his own reflection in a parking lot

Oh, it's nausea, oh nausea, and we're gone
It's nausea, oh nausea, and we're gone

(Let's go! Yeah! Hey! Woo-hoo! Say huh! Yahoo! Right on! Woooo! Come on!)

Now I'm a priest teenager on a tower of dust
I'm a dead generator in a cloud of exhaust
In a long-living desert with skulls for my pets
I rate the days, one to ten, with lead cigarettes

Oh, it's nausea, oh nausea, and we're gone
Nausea, oh nausea, and we're gone

Lyrics submitted by SilverEagle

"Nausea" as written by Beck Hansen

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    General CommentLIKE WOOT WOOT i get to be the first to speaketh my mindeth on liveth. this is such a good song to listen to. i love the chorus with the nausea bits on. mind you, its not a good song to listen to when you're nauseous. i know, i tell from proper experience. IT SEEMS AS THOUGH HE'S TALKING ABOUT...living a life that you know you're not supposed to be living.
    wow. got deep?
    avi2starron September 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwoow i can't believe i'm only the second person to comment this. beck is so cool, and he's been cool for like a long time and this song is good and unique and yeah. and I'M TRYING TO DOWNLOAD IT ON YAHOO MUSIC RIGHT NOW BUT THE STUPID FUCKING THING'S NOT WORKING. : [
    hooray4dolphinson September 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmm i love this song.
    peculiarwayson September 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOkay, avi2starr... I officially am in love with your comment.
    Purifiedxon October 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI didnt think you could sum up a meaning to a Beck song in so few words....I think its about toning your abdomen
    Dinkyon October 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWTF, does nausea have to do with not living your life right?

    I dont know i guess you get a sick feeling in your stomach when you know you've lived a piece of shit life...seems like each character is lamenting on how crappy and meaningless their life has been...and usually those kind of lives are because of fear and because of following what others tell you you should do...which is total bs...always follow your heart desires people or else you'll end up with nausea (not funny)
    GrungyBeatleon November 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBeck is freakin' awesome, I just got his album and it is completely tits.

    I don't think it has any super-complex deep meaning or anything, but it does jsut seem to be a song about a situation in which everything is just going wrong, a cluster-fuck of sorts. I love it.
    Ejiron November 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about the existantialist book 'nausea'
    SFP760on November 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with GrungyBeatle. I think it's about just looking back on a few years of meaningless existence, no good to anyone. Such awesome words in this.
    suclid003on December 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm sorry. When was "tits" made a compliment?

    Nausea. God, that groove is fucking nasty. And that's a compliment. I always though the chorus was "Nausea...rock on!" though...oh well. I love the music.

    One complaint. The ending. I wish it faded out instead of ending out of nowhere.
    silversun_raptureon February 13, 2007   Link

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