"Get Real Paid" as written by and Beck Hansen....
We like the boys
With the bullet proof vests
We like the girls with the cellophane chests
We like to ride on executive planes
We like to sit around and get real paid

I know you really want it
Cause your Daddy's always on it
And he knows just how to flaunt it
He got pictures in his wallet
And he want to be your lover
Does he look just like my mother
Does he cover you like butter
And just leave you in the gutter

I want to know if I'm worth your time
There's so much to do before you die
Thursday night, I think I'm pregnant again
Touch my ass if you're qualified


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    General CommentI don't think it's impossible to interpret this song...

    "We like the boys
    With the bullet proof vests
    We like the girls
    With the cellophane chests
    We like to ride on executive planes
    We like to sit around and get real paid"

    this is obviously talking about our current cultural values - we (generalizing) think "ghetto", "gangsta" boys and fake-titted girls are sexy. We also think money and power are sexy.

    "I know you really want it
    Cos your Daddy's always on it
    And he knows just how to flaunt it
    He got pictures in his wallet"

    people think that's what everyone wants because that's the cultural values we inherit from society and our fathers. if a guy shows his kid that big breasted near-anorexic babes are hot, that's what you might expect this kid will like.

    "And he wanna be your lover
    Does he look just like my mother
    Does he cover you like butter
    And just leave you in the gutter"

    this "father-mother" confusion thing is crazy. I guess it's about each gender's roles being confused in people's heads. I guess by "covering like butter" means using a lot of makeup. "left in the gutter" seems to express a feeling of abandonment.

    "I want to know if I'm worth your time
    There's so much to do before you die
    Thursday night, I think I'm pregnant again
    Touch my ass if you're qualified"

    Beck seems to criticize how meaningless and trivial a lot of relationships are nowadays. instead of "I love you", it's "I wanna know if I'm worth your time", because people just want to have a lot of meaningless relationships instead of a fulfilling one. if you kiss someone, it's because you're REALLY "worth his/her time".

    a girl's meaningless sex life becomes unstable and she ends up becoming pregnant even more than once. and if someone lets you touch his/her ass, it's not because he/she likes/loves you, it's because you're qualified to do so.

    so it's all about how relationships and sex can be meaningless
    sandwich7587on July 02, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWho knows what this is about? though, according to this beck biography i've been reading, the intro is supposed to imitate the sounds of robots fucking. i can kind of hear it.
    farouhkon October 04, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Thursday night, I think I'm pregnant again
    Touch my ass if you're qualified"

    Man, I first heard this album late on a Thursday night and I've been scarred ever since.
    LMKon June 30, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSounds like a social commentary on the prototypical supersex being and how they're really robots. All the elements seem to be there - the oedipus complex, the ambition for money, getting pregnant after clubbing, the hot oil.
    aenima007on September 22, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI always interpreted "Does he cover you like butter and just stick you in the gutter" to mean that he is intrusive and controlling one moment and then indifferent the next.

    Also, "Touch my ass if you qualify" is a GREAT line.
    DrRoyon June 01, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentas always, beck's songs are allmost impossible to analyze.. i belive that the fisrt part is some kind of stereotype-thing.. not that i'm sure, but that's what it sounds like to me. and youre bullied by your father. welly well.. this song is about superficial paty people.. yeah!
    TX9on June 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLike the rest of the album, this song is almost definitley about sex, the first part is touching upon the "perfect partner" the second part is like everyone wants to have sex because it's genetic, and the end, well, shucks you get the idea.
    ThePythonon May 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always took "daddy" to mean pimp...
    neenyjuiceon March 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMost of the lyrics on Midnite Vultures defy analyzation, probably because it's his disco album, and the lyrics are subservient to the music itself. Regardless, there seems to be imagery here of a futuristic high society, where everybody's prosperous and free to be hedonistic.
    maddsurgeonon October 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIm listening it all the way through for the first time... the first time i heard it, i skipped it like 1/2 the songs on midnite vultures... there just too techno-ey.. but all i really have to say is... WTF??
    forgive_my_pie_on January 03, 2007   Link

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