mtv makes me wanna smoke crack
fall out of the window and I'm never comin back
mtv makes me wanna get high
can't get a ride no matter how I try
and everything's perfect
and everything's bright
and everyone's perky
and everyone's uptight
I love those videos
I watch 'em all day........

(what's the problem?)
uh...I dunno just stop the tape...

(lounge act)

mtv whoa! makes me wanna smoke crack
fly out the window and I'm never comin' back
mtv makes me wanna get high as the moon
like a rubber balloon
aww get that squeegee
everything's wonderful
everything's grand
everything's swinging
all across the land you know it
bust out the biscuits
strike up the band
play those videos
every woman and man

cuz mtv, whoa! makes me wanna smoke crack
fly out the window
and I'm never comin back
mtv makes me wanna get high as a kite
gettin all uptight
take it
aww yeah
fake it till ya make it
right about now
steppin into a cold ass fashion
aww yeah weedwack that thing

I work down at the video store
makin some change
with a sparkle in my step
and a smile on my face
condominiums risin above
and those video's are better than love

yeah! mtv!
mtv! check!
mtv makes me wanna smoke crack!

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    General CommentI love this song.
    atarisemokidon March 11, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is the epitome of COOL.
    pomegranatesROCKon April 17, 2003   Link
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    General CommentBeck makes fun of MTV but MTV plays his videoes. MTV either doesnt get it or doesnt care.

    I love it.
    divinediscontenton November 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think that in the original, non-lounge version of this song, the singer went from saying he's depressed to saying he's happy. So the idea is that his day job is crap, but he sees these bright, cheery videos, and they either make him happy or make him smoke crack until he's happy. And MTV/crack turns his drab world into a big, sparkly theme park. Or something.
    pianoguyon December 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAw, Yeah! Fake it till ya make it! Right about now!

    Weed-whack that thang!

    ^Beautiful Lines.
    Snuffyon May 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMTV makes me wanna smoke crack as well.
    musicforlife!on September 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe transition from "depressed" to "happy" less represents his actual joy than sarcastic joy.
    estheroon February 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFAKE IT TIL YA MAKE IT
    Angry Saron February 28, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:>. haa. what a great song. hee hee. BECK IS INCREDIBLY AWESOMELY COOL!
    plasmaHDon July 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentbest fucking song in the world.
    shannyownon December 10, 2006   Link

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