"Soul Suckin Jerk" as written by Carl Stephenson and Beck Hansen....
I'm standin' right here with a beer in my hand
And my mouth is full of sand and I don't understand
Big fat fingers pointin' into my face
Tellin' me to get busy cleanin' up this place

Fourteen days I've been sleepin in a barn
Better get a paycheck tattooed on my arm
Whistlin' dixie with the dixie cup filled
With the barbecue sauce and the dental floss chill

I got bent like a wet cigarette
And she's comin' after me with a butterfly net
Ridin' on a bloodhound ringin' a bell
Black cat wrapped in the road map to hell

Pencil on my leg and I'm tryin' not to beg
Takin' turns bakin' worms with the bacon and eggs
Now they got me in a bird cage flappin' my jaw
Like a pretzel in the stars just waitin' to fall

So give me what I got to get so I can go
'Cause I ain't washin dishes in the ditch no more
'Cause I ain't gonna work for no soul-suckin jerk
I'm gonna take it all back and I ain't sayin jack

'Cause I ain't gonna work for no soul-suckin jerk
I'm gonna take it all back and I ain't sayin jack
You know it
That's right

Rockin the town like a moldy crouton
Flyin' through the air with breeze
I got a job makin money for the man
Throwin' chicken in the bucket with the soda pop can

Puke green uniform on my back
I had to set it on fire in a vat of chicken fat
I leaped on the counter like a bird with no hair
Runnin' through the mini-mall in my underwear

I got lost downtown, couldn't find a ride home
Sun went down, I got frozen to the bone
'til a hooker let me share her fake fur coat
As I took a little nap the cops picked up us both

I tried to explain I was only tryin' to get warm
I knew I never ever should have burnt my uniform
He said, "too bad better bite the bullet hard son."
I didn't have no teeth so I stole his gun

And I crawled out the window with my shadow on a spoon
Dancin' on the roof, shootin' holes in the moon
Aw yeah

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"Soul Suckin Jerk (Reject) [#]" as written by Carl Stephenson Beck Hansen

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  • +1
    General CommentThis is perhaps one of my favorite beck songs. The entire Mellowgold album rocks too hard to handle.

    About the hard life working for the chicken house man! Gotta pay the telephone bills yall.
    ModestMon June 15, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA la Bob Dylan's "Maggie's Farm"
    DAS JETSon April 08, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is pretty much my theme song. Tried working the 40 hour week and couldn't do it. Can't work for no soul sucking jerk. So I started my own business.....blowing leaves!!! (Landscaping actually.) I'll keep my 15 hour week and the soul sucking jerks can bother someone else.
    Ookieon April 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeck has had so many strange jobs. like blowing leaves. and he'd bring his leaf blower on stage. hahaha.
    subterranean_summeron March 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentModestM, your name isn't Nick, is it? Yeah, Mellow Gold is the STUFF. Rarely leaves my CD player and this song kicks ass... esp. with the distorted guitar/bass line in the break (ha. I'm an idiot) So freakin awesome, I got my brother into Beck by making him listen to this song alone. Funny and whack. eh.... *inaudible*
    Angry Saron June 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf you can get your hands on the Loser EP, there is an amazing version of this song.
    edmonon July 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah the version on the Loser EP is awesome, different music and the verses are rearranged. Plus it contains one of Beck's great one-liners "Rockin' The Town Like A Moldy Crouton!!" Freakin' hillarious stuff.
    tomautoon January 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^^^^^^^^^^
    lmfao... 'rockn the town like a moldy crouton' . That is going on my screensaver marquee. YEAHHHH
    Angry Saron February 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a Beck classic. All about punching clock for the man just to get by. Seems like alot of beck's early stuff is like that. The whole mellow gold album especially. It just conjures up images of minimum wage jobs, living in run-down apartments, drinking your life away. I like to listen to this stuff when life sucks.
    placeboheadwoundon May 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a good song
    I like the version of this on the Loser single better than the album version though
    octopuseyeson May 17, 2006   Link

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