"Burnt Orange Peel" as written by and Beck Hansen....
Long ago, with things to be
I got a garden hose and a color TV
I got time on my hands
I got time on my hands
Nobody cares what I do

Long ago, things to do
I got a burnt orange peel and a potato stew
I got work to get done
I got work to get done
Nobody knows where to run

You got a carton of milk and some sound advice
I've got trees that are fake but they smell so nice
Don't give me the flu
Nobody knows I'm with you

Back and forth, I dodge a fly
Like a feather in the sky
Write me out a check
Give me all your cash
Nobody knows, so let's just go home

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"Burnt Orange Peel" as written by Beck Hansen

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    General CommentI think the first lines of the first two verses should be "running out of things to be..." and "running out of things to do, ..." and I think in the third verse could be "I've got trees to break" instead of drink.

    Hell of a song though. The only real rockin' song on the album.
    placeboheadwoundon May 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHey asshole your not the writer, beck is.
    nolaniscoolon May 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNo I think placeboheadwound got the lyrics right. trhats what beck says in the song.
    pootangmagneton August 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentawesome song....makes me feel like running through the park
    punkittymeowon September 04, 2011   Link

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