The smokestack spitting black soot into the sooty sky
The load on the road brings a tear to the Indian's eye
The elephant won't forget what it's like inside his cage
The ringmaster's telecaster sings on an empty stage

Uh-huh, goddamn right it's a beautiful day
Uh-huh, goddamn right it's a beautiful day
Uh-huh

The girl with the curls
And the sweet pink ribbon in her hair
She's crawling out her window
'Cause her daddy, he just don't care, come on

Uh-huh, goddamn right it's a beautiful day
Uh-huh, goddamn right it's a beautiful day
Uh-huh

The clown with the frown
Driving down to the sidewalk fair
Finger on the trigger
Let me tell you, gave us quite a scare

Uh-huh, goddamn right it's a beautiful day
Uh-huh, goddamn right it's a beautiful day
Uh-huh

The kids flip their lids
When their ids hear that crazy sound
My neighbor digs the flavor
Still, he's moving to another town

And I don't believe he'll come back

Goddamn right it's a beautiful day
Uh-huh, goddamn right it's a beautiful day
Uh-huh

Well, I don't know
How you take in all the shit you see
No, don't believe anyone
And most of all don't believe me
Believe you

Goddamn right it's a beautiful day (believe you)
Uh-huh, goddamn right it's a beautiful day
Uh-huh

Goddamn right it's a beautiful day
Uh-huh, goddamn right it's a beautiful day
Uh-huh


Lyrics submitted by Don Jerone, edited by White2lip

Mr E's Beautiful Blues Lyrics as written by Mark O. Everett, Michael S. Simpson

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  • +4
    My Interpretation

    While I agree that the song might be taken to be extremely sarcastic, given the juxtaposition of the negative things with the chorus of positive affirmation, however I think that just because it is sarcastic, it isn't exactly that.

    I think it is a case where the positive affirmation, the sarcasm as it were, is supposed to be emphatic. That is to say, yes, it is a pretty crappy day, but its still a beautiful day. You're alive aren't you? Yes the day is shitty, but god damned right its a beautiful day. Nothing will change that all of this is terrible, but I refuse to be bowed by it.

    I feel like that this song is about how yes, realization that the world is shitty and rapidly going to the fukin' dogs, stress, distress, all of it, just piling up, but god damned right its a beautiful day. This will not beat me, this will not break me, and what does not kill me, makes me stronger.

    samhall555on December 27, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    "The load on the road...Indian's eye"--18 wheelers bringing goods across the country that will be used and discarded.

    "Ringmaster Telecaster" It's got to be television.

    “Girl with the curl...Daddy just don’t care” We sit in front of the television while our sweet daughters climb out the back window to go party with the Eels

    “Clown with the Frown..Quite a scare” You never know what guy that seems happy, is really about to drive down to a public place and start randomly shooting.

    “Kids flip their lids” Obviously kids are flipping their hats up and/or around backwards. Maybe a statement on white kids liking hip hop so much.

    “Neighbor digs the flavor...different town” The dude next door kinda likes it too, but he doesn’t want to live next door to it.

    “Don’t believe anyone, but most of all don’t believe me” kinda invalidates the first part right? It’s like the song targets the “ignorance of every day life”, but then at the end falls back into it.

    soonerxiion December 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    this is a cool song but i dont think E (the writer) likes it. its hidden at the end of daisies of the galaxy and only went on the record cause some executives heard E play it. The chorus is of course very sarcastic

    dalai Lamaon January 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    this song is one of the most amazing i've ever heard. wow i wish a song could get a knighthood....i dunno what it is about it but something about it really strikes a chord with me.... my favourite bits: The girl with the curls and the sweet pink ribbon in her hair She's crawled out the window 'cause her daddy just don't care

    and:And I don't know how you're taking all the shit you see You don't believe anyone but most of all openly agree

    anyway....cool song and if anyone reading this hasn't heard it you must do it now! hehe.... xxxx

    rainbow8711on June 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I think it's about being a beautiful day. HAHA. Also, this song was in Road Trip, and it was the first song that I heard by the Eels, and I'm glad that i did actuallly, cause they're a great band, with a very unique sound to them which is why they are such a kick-ass band. Y'eup.

    Napple_Snappleon July 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    if you can imagine killing thousands of people with an axe then this would be its soundtrack,
    mayb thats not the way mr .e was thinking when he wrote it. bascically though its about people just ignoring all the shit in the world and just not caring about it.

    kill_me_killroyon August 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    yer dude.. whoever wrote this song obviously was pissed at the time... Its Really sarcastic well sed killroy

    robortyon September 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    this song is a juxtaposition inside of a juxtaposition.
    privatejokr has SPOKEN!!!

    radiocakedoveson April 09, 2003   Link
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    General Comment

    erm... sorry, but the lyrics are wrong... in the verse that goes "you don't believe anyone, but most of all openly agree" it's not "openly agree", it's "don't believe me"

    impossible_on April 22, 2003   Link
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    yeah... and when the lyrics say "shit", that word does not sound like "shit"

    MercuryCobainon May 09, 2003   Link

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