"O Maria" as written by and Beck Hansen....
There was no one nothing to see
The night is useless and so are we
Cause everybody knows
The fabric of folly is fallen apart at the seams
And I've been lookin' for a good time
But the pleasures are seldom and few
There's no whiskey there's no wine
Just the concrete and a worried mind
Cause everyone knows death creeps in slow
Til you feel safe in his arms
And I've been lookin' for a new friend
And I don't care if he's decrepit and grey
O maria haven't you known
Days so careless
All on your own
Everybody knows the circus is closed
And the animals have gone wild
And I've been lookin' for my shadow
But this place is so bright and so clean
There was no one nothing to see
The night is useless and so are we
Cause everybody knows
The fabric of folly is fallen apart at the seams
And I've been lookin' for a good time
But the pleasures are seldom and few


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"O Maria" as written by Beck Hansen

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    General CommentI think it's about just looking for cheap thrills but finding none, then just bumming around waiting for Death to come slowly. People get so desperate for company and escape from loneliness and idleness that they'd be willing to give themselves up to Death's loving arms. They just wanna be carefree and have fun...but when they can't find happiness they're just careless and wax their time with alcohol and circuses.
    suclid003on April 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love the background music on this song. It reminds me of film noir, sort of that 1920s, jazzy feel. Some of the lyrics almost make me think it's about prohibition in the early 20th century United States--"There is no whiskey, there is no wine. Just the concrete and a worried mind. Beck is so cool...
    cityondown78on August 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI worship Beck, this song makes me think of the time I spent with my grandfather before he died although there was plenty of whisky and wine I think its called whisky-mac & its all we drank!
    rokridgeon April 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commentcontinued... ginger wine that is.
    rokridgeon April 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI noticed that this song has the same first chord as "Oh! Darling" by the Beatles. I think it's an E augmented. It's certainly not a coincidence.
    Collectiveon July 27, 2008   Link

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