"Readymade" as written by John Robert King, Michael S. Simpson and Beck David Hansen....
An open road where I can breathe
Where the lowest low is calling to me
I can pull myself back up back down
Stuck together like a ready made
And nobody knows where we been

Canceled rations are running thin
Watches tick out of tune
Falling apart like a ready made
My bags are waiting
In the next life

Rubbish piles fresh and plain
Empty boxes in a pawn shop brain
License plates stowaway
Standing in line like a ready made
And my bags are waiting
In the next life

An open road where I can breathe
Where the lowest low is calling to me
I can pull myself back up back down
Stuck together like a ready made
And my bags are waiting
In the next life


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

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    General CommentThis song is my favorite Beck song of all. I never heard sarcastic music until this one. If you take away the lyrics, the music is a mocking, sarcastic rift that is just hilarious. The trumpets followed by the keyboard... just too funny.
    Mrs. Nelsonon February 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentreadymade=(?)humans. There are a lot of folks who say that all of our actions are predetermined. depressing ain't it?
    pumkinhedon February 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentreadymade= off the rack (suit, clothing in general; that versus custom "taylormade".
    "Falling apart like a readymade"
    Made poorly, for the masses, lacking individuality
    alpinist00on February 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIs it just me or does anybody else hear the jumping noise from the Super Mario Bros. video games?
    SINKINGx3HEARTSon December 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about touring, without a doubt since Beck said it himself. It's about having to follow a schedule that determines where you will be and when for months on end, and although it is a machine-like regimen, he still wants to maintain a human connection with the people he meets and to his fans. Readymade = something that can be deployed at anytime, like an automaton.
    Spank Thruon January 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe trumpets are playing the first line from a jazz standard: Desafinado. Go trumpets! go me!

    ...sorry...
    HowDoYouon June 28, 2007   Link

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