"Pay No Mind (Snoozer)" as written by and Beck....
This is song two on the album
This is the album right here
Burn the album
Tonight the city is full of morgues
And all the toilets are overflowing
There's shopping malls coming out of the walls
As we walk out among the manure
That's why
I pay no mind
I pay no mind
I pay no mind
Give the finger to the rock 'n' roll singer
As he's dancing upon your paycheck
The sales climb high through the garbage-pail sky
Like a giant dildo crushing the sun
That's why
I pay no mind
Sleep in slime
I just got signed
So get out your lead-pipe pipe dreams
Get out your ten-foot flags
The insects are huge and the poison's all been used
And the drugs won't kill your day job...honey
That's why
I pay no mind
I pay no mind
I pay no mind
That's why
I pay no mind


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"Pay No Mind (Snoozer)" as written by Beck Hansen

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    General Commentvery weird song, i guess the verse kinda tells you what his thoughts are "pay no mind", doesn't pay much attention to what's happening, completely ignores the weirdness of it all........ it's like when you have a day, that just feels really bizarre, and you have you ask yourself did it really happen? just "pay no mind"
    Schr4nzon June 29, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is pretty bluntly about consumerism and soullessness.
    Finxon April 30, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this is just a big "fuck you!" to everyone.
    whiskeyclonehotelon September 04, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis could be "a big fuck you," or it could be budhist as fuck.
    stengalion November 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWord
    shmokeon June 23, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about him finally getting a record deal..."I just got signed."
    And before he gets signed, he's broke and has to "sleep in slime," because he can't afford a place to sleep.
    I love the line "give the finger to the rock 'n' roll singer, as he's dancing upon your paycheck."

    "like a giant dildo crushing the sun"
    classic.
    subterranean_summeron June 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, this is very much like the great Alice in Chains' Grind and Again off of Tripod.. about commercialism and the emptiness of the recording/music industry.
    and AHHELLYEAH I love that singer line, the dildo line, LOL, this whole song sounds like something you'd sing in a bar with a big mug of beer in your hand, swinging it around like an old drunk dude. lmao, just ignore me. HA
    Angry Saron June 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentA big fuck to everything that sucks. Pay no mind.
    Kilgoretrout727on February 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBeck's best song in my opinion, one of the best of the 90's.
    DevastatorJr.on January 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdont really know what this song means but i dont care, this is like one of my current favorite beck songs. i dont really find it weird its just so... i cant find the right word for it but its definately a good thing, and a good song, way to go beck
    333 im half evilon April 20, 2007   Link

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