"Bottle Of Blues" as written by and Beck Hansen....
I just found me a bottle of blues
Some strange comfort for a soul to soothe
Ain't it hard
Ain't it hard,
To want somebody who doesn't want you

And I've been waiting for a year, a day
Some strange weather must be blowin' my way
Cause I got no mind to go or to stay,
Or be left behind

Holdin' hands with an impotent dream
In a brothel of fake energy
Put a nickel in the graveyard machine
I get higher and lower
I get higher and lower
Like a tired soldier
With nothin' to shoot
And nowhere to lose
This bottle of blues

Egos drone
And pose alone
Like black balloons
All banged and blown
On a backwoods river
The infidels shiver
In the stench of belief
I tell my momma I'm a hundred years late
I'm over the rails
And out of the race
And the crippled psalms
Of an age that won't thaw
Are ringing in my ears

Holdin' hands with an impotent dream
In a brothel of fake energy
Put a nickel in the graveyard machine
I get higher and lower
I get higher and lower
Like a tired soldier
With nothin' to shoot
And nowhere dreams it's a..
Bottle of blues

I just found me a bottle of blues
Some strange comfort for a soul to soothe
Ain't it hard, ain't it hard,
To want somebody who doesn't want you

Holdin' hands with an impotent dream
In a brothel of fake energy
Put a nickel in the graveyard machine
I get higher and lower
I get higher and lower
Like a tired soldier
With nothin' to shoot
And nowhere dreams it's a...
Bottle of blues
Bottle of blues


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"Bottle of Blues" as written by Beck Hansen

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    General Commenttheres a crazy guitar tuning for this song. This is one ofmy all time favorite songs
    thebigdudeon January 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhy are there no comments! i love this song.
    subterranean_summeron May 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song, at least the guitar anyway, reminds me of "Hats off to (Roy) Harper" on Led Zeppelin III- which was bluesy as well. Another song on the album Mutations- "Nobody's Fault But My Own" has a similiar title to the Led Zeppelin song "Nobody's Fault But Mine". They're both kinda bluesy songs.

    Anyways, I also love this song.
    silmeluinnon August 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is a good song.
    About using alcohol to drown sorrows I think.
    Loving someone who does'nt love you?
    Tim Doggon March 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI thought it sounded a lot like Friends by Led Zeppelin, and I also noticed the similar song titles. Love both songs.
    subterranean_summeron October 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentman this song is my life story
    afox643on March 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI actually I think it sounds more like "Black Country Woman" by Led Zeppelin, as well.
    crashkaboomon November 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think of "put a nickel in the graveyard machine" everytime I use a ciggies machine! its probebly how he thought of it. I love beck
    rokridgeon March 01, 2008   Link
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    General Commentgreat song most definately =]
    talking about ignoring your sorrows by drinking. and this guy's sorrow is that he's loving someone who doesn't love him back. great song,great song. cheers ;]
    cynicalfool_perhapson April 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI heard a couple guys play this song in a bar one night and instantly couldn't get it out of my head. What a great song, Beck is so complex it could be just about anything, however, I read somewhere that the song was about impotence. When you think about it, yeah, the entire song could be a metaphor for that - "like a tired soldier with nothing to shoot".
    markmiester01on January 04, 2009   Link

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