"Totally Confused" as written by and Beck Hansen....
I'm totally confused by you
I'm totally confused by you

Ten foot man
Makin' my lunch
You'll never understand
I want you so much

And I never never want it
And I never never want it
And I never never want it
And I never never want it

I'm totally confused by you
I'm totally confused by you

Screamin' in my face
Whisper in my ear
Put me in a suitcase
With the can of beer

And I never never want it
And I never never want it
And I never never want it
And I never never want it


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"Totally Confused" as written by Beck Hansen

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    General CommentOne of the strangest, yet simplest, love songs ever... enthralling portrait of being enthralled..
    dreamfaceon October 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI've had this song stuck in my head all day..very randomly.

    Before today, I hadn't listened to this song for forever. But now it's, like, one of my favorites, again. [x

    As for the meaning, I wouldn't really know..but, yes, I do think it's a strange, simple, and insanely awesome love song!
    sjj92on July 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is by far one of the catchiest songs ever written. Beck's early little folk songs are pure genius. "Alcohol" is equally great.
    IdiotSlowDown21on November 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWow. This song sums up a sentiment I think we've all experienced in love, probably more times than we like....

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    Pillowtalkeron March 17, 2008   Link
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    General Commenteverything is ordinary but the way he feels about her

    and he doesn't understand how it happened

    cheesesandwichon May 31, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationHere's my guess:

    The imagery of 'a ten foot man making his lunch' leaves me to imagine that this is a heart-rending song about his father. It sounds like something he wrote when he was a boy — when his father seemed huge to him.

    He's 'totally confused' — because it sounds like his experience is that the relationship is chaotic. Sometimes the dad is whispering in his ear, and other times screaming in his face. Then there's the perception that this adult does confounding, disconnected things, leaving the son feeling disrespected and at risk.

    In the chorus it sounds like he's incredulous how much he cares — like he's walled himself off, and sees himself as being self-contained. He sounds perplexed at himself, because he feels like normally he 'never never wants it' (a family member's attention and/or love).

    But even though the experiences with his father are mixed, and he's confused — he confesses early in the song "You'll never understand. I want you so much."

    Having had a conflicted relationship with my alternately charismatic/abusive stepdad, this leaps out to me as a father and son theme. But of course, I could be wrong :)
    joancarlsonon August 09, 2017   Link

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