"Arabian Nights" as written by and Beck Hansen....
Bazookas and fisticuffs, meditating in Porsches
98-karat stickshift, Chinatown late night meals
Alfonzo giving me a backrub, 2 pm lazer bizzaginal rejuvenation
Triple album project, detonatin' tracks like these

Magnums and Berettas, part-time hostages at pottery classes
Blind date at the wax museum
Norwegian hockey players passed out in government limos
Prime ministers with cryogenic faces, Louis Vuitton suitcases

Autographs and paid vacations, divorce papers and synthetic lubrications
Playing you like top-40 stations, ah you know the deal
Arabian nights, white satellites
Voodoo is tight like sleek diamond ice

Airbrushed memories strewn like pamphlets into thick Mississippi's
Time-lapse footage of duct tape lies
Animal frequencies piercing deodorized nerves
Cosmetic procedures on the cartilage of apocalypse

Mannequin tycoons with airport piano bar mystiques
Remodeling conjugal amaracus
Flexing like suburban Spartacus
Getting smacked up by unemployed hand models

Running out into traffic with Beaujolais bottles
Arabian nights, white satellites
Voodoo is tight, like sleek diamond ice

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"Arabian Nights" as written by Beck Hansen

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    General Commentno comments?!
    this is like the better version of hollywood freaks. definitely one of the better songs of the midnite vultures album

    the lyrics probably do have some meaning. to me,
    to me it sounds like he took a newspaper and started singing the words he saw while flipping through it. headlines with mixed various words while turning the pages.
    TX9on January 09, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song wasn't on the US version of Midnight Vultures, I had to steal this one, sorry Beck :(

    It's a great b-side though!
    electricpidon March 31, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBeck's got the dadaist-cubist collage techniques up the yazoo on this one (and several others...)

    The thing is: I never get tired of it.
    caralhovoadoron April 07, 2009   Link

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