"Blackhole" as written by and Mich/kranhoft Hansen....
Windy, windy
Looking for a better home
Got me, got me
Runnin' out of light bulbs
Cloudy, cloudy
Open to a waste can
Yellow car, yellow car
Better be inside there
Wake up, wake up
Nothin's gonna harm you
Glass wall, glass wall
Standin' on the furniture
Little boy, little boy
Layin' on a sleeping bag
Watching, watching
Through the cracks of his eyelids
Stranger, stranger
Feeling on a broken stone
Lost him, lost him
Standin' on the orange chairs
Alphabet, alphabet
Can't afford a telephone
Black hole, black hole
Nothin's gonna harm you

Lyrics submitted by Ice

"Blackhole" as written by Mich Hansen Lasse Kranhoft

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  • +2
    General CommentA bunch of Mellow Gold's songs seem to revolve around being a low-income loser, barely able to pay the rent on time. This one, in my opinion, is about that too.

    In this one (an awesome album closer, BTW), the narrator, driven three-quarters crazy by financial concerns (I mean, he's out of bulbs, and can't afford a phone) is trying to convince himself, or someone else, that everything will be all right. Things won't be, of course. The "black hole" is the safe, happy place the narrator retreats to when the real world is too much to bear.
    YanYan108on February 26, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenta poor person who is in touch with a universal force, maybe. finding comfort in little things.

    i'm not sure and that's why i love it.
    Proof327on December 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti honestly have no idea what beck is talking about, perhaps some abstract idea that has significance to him, but i still love this song.

    its basically the same wistful tune over and over again that makes my heart feel heavy. maybe it's just me.
    Is_not_Amandaon April 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow... only one comment on Blackhole *shakes head*

    Yeah, I agree, I put this on repeat lots of times in my car... just makes me feel calm. Very cool tune.. sounds like its about not letting the little things bother you. You have to realize they are all, in fact, little things... the song repeats words too, make them seem simple, not a lot of lyrics... just real short images. Beck is the STUFF. Love Mellow Gold...
    Angry Saron June 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a great song and i agree with YanYan108 thats what i thought but what is the weird bonus track after the song. probably just a bunch of weird beck stuff but does it mean something?
    playingmylespaul!on January 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's just bonus noise at the end. I hear it has a name... I forget what, though.
    HappySalmonFamilyon March 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song... possibly best from this album.

    To me this song is about gradually becoming homeless. The narrator at the beginning of the story is leaving his home and eventually winds up on the street without a clue of where to go next, but keeps his optimism that whatever happens next, can't hurt him.
    PapaKinon March 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLike most songs on Mellow Gold, I belive it concerns low income living, or living below the poverty line. Beck himself lived quite the shitty life before he made it big. He had to do things such as street perform and live in a shack before he made it big with his breakthrough hit "Loser". Blackhole simply pays homage to his old life style. I agree that the "Blackhole" is some kind of sanctuary, although whether it is physical or mental, I am not sure about. The musical arrangment is strange, to say the least. Double Tracked Guitar and vocals make it seem out of this world. This is definitly a five star song, but at the same time, it is strange and mysterious. The bonus track after the minute or two of silence is called "Analog Odyssey". By analog, it means the effects were recorded through analog methods off several video game machines and by odyssey, it is ment to be an epic, since it is rather long and unplesent to listin to. It is simply an experimental track that was made up by several different sounds from games like "Pacman".
    LukyItalion74on May 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song reminds me of that feeling of hoplessness when everythings messing up and you just wish it would stop but dont do anything to help it
    fizzywateron July 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen we, when we...looking for a better home
    Got me, got me...burning out a light bulb
    Cloudy, cloudy...holding to a wastecan
    Yellow car, yellow car...put me inside there

    Wake up, wake up...nothing's gonna harm you
    Glass wall, glass wall...standing on the furniture
    Little boy, little boy...layin' in a sleeping bag
    Watchin', watchin'...through the cracks in his eyelids

    Stranger, stranger...feeding on the broken snow
    Lost head, lost tread...staring through the orange juice
    Alphabet, alphabet...can't afford a telephone
    Blackhole, blackhole...nothing's gonna harm you

    whiskeyclone.net has these lyrics
    MeAndMyLlamaon May 13, 2008   Link

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