"Hotwax" as written by and John King Beck Hansen....
It takes a backwash man to sing a backwash song
Like a frying pan when the fire's gone
Driving my pig while the bear's taking pictures in the grass
In my radio smashed

And I like pianos in the evening sun
Dragging my heals 'til my day is done
Saturday night in the Captain's clothes
Tin horns blowing with my jury 'phros

Yo soy un disco cabrado
Yo tengo chicle en cerabo

I can't believe my way back when
My Cadillac pants going much to fast
Karaoke weekend at the suicide shack
Community service and I'm still the mack

Shocked my finger spicing my hand
I been spreading disease all across the land
Beautiful air-conditioned sitting in the kitchen

Wishing I was living like a hit man
Face down in the guarantees
Jaundiced marshal's getting busy with ease
Because I get down I get down
I get down all the way

Yo soy un disco cabrado
Yo tengo chicle en cerabo

Sawdust songs of the plaid bartenders
Western Unions of the country westerns
Silver foxes looking for romance
In the chain smoke Kansas flash dance ass pants

And you got the hot wax residues
You never lose in your razor blade shoes
Stealing pesos out of my brain
Hazard signs down the Alamo lanes

Radar systems using the souls
You never get caught with the wax so rotten
All my days I got the grizzly worms
Hijacked flavors that I'm flipping like birds

Yo soy un disco cabrado
Yo tengo chicle en cerabo

Who are you
I'm the enchanting wizard of rhythm
Why did you come here?
I came here to tell you about the rhythms of the universe


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"Hotwax" as written by John King Beck Hansen

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  • +3
    General CommentI like it when Beck adds Spanish in his songs.
    It's cute listening to him pronounce the words.
    And he does it so well! :]
    If I said that line in my Spanish class, people wouldn't laugh because nobody at my school knows who Beck is.

    which SUCKS.
    SINKINGx3HEARTSon December 16, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentword.
    wavejarson April 30, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love his songs with spanish in them. He's very obviously not a native speaker. He pronounces everything so.... white. Haha.
    pennyroyalon October 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song.. soo weird.. don't even try to explain it... just enjoy the delicious trippiness that is Beck. who are you? i'm the enchanting wizard of rythm. why did you come here? i came here to tell you about the rythms of the universe....
    tyler01durden0on March 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSilver foxes looking for romance
    In the chain smoke Kansas flashdance ass pants

    THE best lyric line in all of music history.
    Mrs. Nelsonon February 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyo soy un disco quebrado! tengo chicle en mi cerebro!

    I said that one time in my spanish class and everyone laughed. beck=rad
    subterranean_summeron March 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my favorite Beck song of all time
    OpinionHeadon December 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYe, my fav Beck song too... awesome sample as well. Anyone know where it is from?

    Some beck lyrics make sense some don't. This song is composed of the non-sensical...
    Dressed2Depresson September 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe ends weird with the one girl "who are you?"... "Why did you come here?" its just weird. But i like the song hehe. All of his songs are just so perfectly random.
    forgive_my_pie_on December 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI am spanish- I have been listening to the Odelay album for a while and I never got the spanish line until I read the lyrics right now! He sings it so cutely.
    Catroaron July 19, 2007   Link

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