"Atmospheric Conditions" as written by and Calvin Johnson Beck Hansen....
There's nobody
There's no mountain
There's no tunnel
You can't get from there to here
You can't get from here to there

There's nobody
There's no mountain
There's no tunnel
You can't get from there to here
You can't get from here to there

There hasn't been a change in the atmosphere
Nothing twisting round, burning down, coming round
There hasn't been a change for over a year
Slid it through, ride it through, hiding you
There hasn't been a change in the atmosphere
Shut it up, roll it up, follow you

Pull the tap
Give it a stab
There's no atmosphere
Dig a tunnel
Through the mountain
How many atmospheres are out there
There's a telephone
There to here

Gypsy haircut
Bearskin rug
And tambourines
A black piano
On the mountain
To the atmospheres are out there
There's a broken bottle
There's a...
Through the tunnel
Cut your hand on the atmosphere
Split in two
Band-aids on your hand
Split
The atmosphere
Is split in two
Staring at you


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"Atmospheric Conditions" as written by Beck Hansen

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    General Commentam i the only one with this damn cd
    nolaniscoolon May 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNo, I got it and this is my favorite song off the album.
    AlamoBasementon June 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAnd I thought I was the only one that liked this song.

    I have no clue what the Hell its supposed to be about.
    YanYan108on October 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMore post-apocalyptic futility, but this sounds oddly joyous, religious even. I think that deep voice is Calvin Johnson from Beat Happening.
    DevastatorJr.on January 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love the CD and this is my favorite song off it. probvably about a strange stillness and calm that isn't regular and might mean somethng and i have no idea what the cutting your hand part is.
    playingmylespaul!on January 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely my favourite song off the album...for some reason it's really stunningly beautiful. I went to a therapeutic camp out in Hawaii a while ago and my friend and I would always play this song there. He would play guitar and sing the low part while I did the harmony. Listening to it makes me feel really nostalgic. It was really tough there, and this song was kind of a reminder to everyone that things were always going to be just the way they were and to worry less. Conclusion = Beck is God.
    nicotineandgravyon November 02, 2009   Link

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