"Modesto" as written by and Beck Hansen....
You came, you went
My mind it got a dent
I couldn't make my rent
Cos all my cash was lent

This town is filled
With thousand-dollar-bills
Laminated songs
Contaminated lawns
Well we eat about fifteen times a day
Starin' through a bag of Frito Lay
And I play with the fire in the stove
When my eyes peel out and my fingertips get cold

Well it's real and it's fake
And it's flamin' like a steak
And she's puttin' out my face with the rake
Oh honey you knew
That you were my one and only blur

Unglued, depressed
The meatloaf in my chest
Personality test
I failed with the best
And I stomped and I stormed
And I passed out in your dorm
Then you hustled me outside
I couldn't catch a ride
But the subway trains speak to me now
I'm browsing through the supermarket town
And the girls don't talk when I'm around
And I'm feelin' bad even though nothing's wrong

Chokin' on a breath-mint

That's cool
Yeah, that's cool


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"Modesto" as written by Beck Hansen

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    General CommentStereopathetic Soulmanure ranks among my top 3 beck albums, higher the Odelay, [Though it's close] I didn't like it on the first listen, but after I got over the weird voices, the unnecessary noises, and the messed up tracks I've come to love it.
    1. Mellow Gold 8.One Foot in the Grave
    2. Mutations 9.Midnite Vultures
    3. Stereopathetic Soulmanure 10. Modern Guilt
    4. Odelay
    5. The Information
    6. Guero
    7. Sea Change
    relephant23elephanton September 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of two rare decent songs on the album.
    What a slde to the trash heap for Beck after the excellent mutations. Truly Stereopathetic Soulmanure!
    alpinist00on February 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRecheck your release dates.

    Idiot.
    YanYan108on April 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have to agree, though. Only this one and Rowboat really stand out. Satan Gave Me A Taco is an acquired taste.
    YanYan108on April 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh, I must be in the minority, because I've come to love Stereopathetic, it's craptacular.
    But I was never a big fan of this song, smooshed on the end as it is, until recently. It's hilarious from start to finish. I love "staring through a bag of Frito Lay"
    DevastatorJr.on December 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm gonna go out on a whim and say, Modesto, California?
    marprz17on September 26, 2009   Link

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