"Novacane" as written by John Robert King, Michael S. Simpson and Beck David Hansen....
Keep on talking like a Novocaine hurricane
Low static on the poor man's short-wave
Stampede's got to dismantle
Code-red: what's your handle

Mission incredible undercover convoy
Full-tilt chromosome cowboy
X-ray search and destroy
Smoke stack black top Novocaine boy

Got so low your mom won't drum
Getting late with the suicide beat
Test-tube, still-born and dazed
Chump scum plays in the razor's haze
Got the momentum radioactive

Circumcised for the operation
Don't expect some generation
Cyanide ride down the turnpike
Hundred hours on the miracle mic
Grinding the gears eighteen wheels
Rigs and robots riding on their heels

Fine tune robot making a sand box
Heats and infernos burning like Draino
Down the horizon purple gasses
Semi-trucks hauling them asses
Novocaine, hit the road expressway
Novocaine! Novocaine!

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"Novacane" as written by John Robert King Beck David Hansen

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    General CommentYeah, this song is essentially just a bunch of really awesome action-packed words, phrases, and scenarios packed into an incredibly Beck-beat. I mean, hell, "chromosome cowboy?" can't get much cooler than that
    Janoson February 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI feel that this song's about someone whose life is so bad that they have to turn to sex, alcohol, and drugs to numb the pain of everyday existence. That may be a stretch. I don't care.
    IEatSmallAnimalson June 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentneither do i. the song's too fantastic to really care about any sort of analysis
    pumkinhedon February 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song, always thought it was Becks take on being a Truckie!
    Geordieon December 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeck is the master of musical oddity...
    OpinionHeadon March 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song physically kicks my ass every fucking time i fucking hear it. FUCK YOU Beck you kick ass excuse for a man who, if I weren't heterosexual, would bear his children.
    kidsmoke91on November 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is a million genres of music in one!
    it's amazing!
    the noise breakdown, the robot-like chorus, the disco beat at the end
    too cool
    treefingers505on November 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Geordie, almost all of the lyrics are about driving a big rig. "What's your handle?" is the way truckdrivers ask for each others nicknames over the CB, esp in the 70s, kinda like your IM name today.
    Glorified G.on January 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNovacane! Novacane! Yeaaaah beck never fails. hmm... I think maybe he has an obsession with trucks.
    DJgifon November 03, 2008   Link

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