You said go
You said stay
Got so confused
I tried to do both
So I broke out in a sweat
Cashed my check
And I spent it to death
'Cause its hard to compete
It's hard to eat
When you're beating your fist on the ground
And it's rude
Did you ever even think about the impression
you gave to the pigs
To the kids
With the hazardous waste in their wine
And their eyes
Their gasoline hairstyles
Workin' their magic for you
You said go
You said stay
You said try a combination
Didn't know where to start
I was lost
I was beige
I was over and under my age
Like a video
Like a chick
Like a dead man moving to quick
In my way
Had no plan
Dealin' out papers into the wastecan
Tryin' hard to stay awake
And the rest of the best was a big mistake
So let's drive
Right into the ground
Hold it down with the garbageman-clown
'Cause it's a deal
It's a noose
It's news
It's pennies

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    General Commentan early landmark song.
    you could hear beck actually improving as a lyricist within it.
    i think it's just kindofa experiment. the lyrics are just a jumble of different themes
    and feelings.
    ShakeyFan2on November 06, 2009   Link

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