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I hate to do this
But you're a pain in the neck
I thought you knew this
You're handing me a canceled check
You're so helpless
Your girlfriends think you're a saint
I'll give you a quarter
I'll keep my judgements to myself

And I get caught up in the moonlight
Reaching out for a rotten egg
I don't want to beg
It's crystal clear your time is nearly gone

Count your blessings
And do the things that you should
O the has-beens
Never had it so good
Stormy weather
The kids are making a racket
In the wilderness
The wild lives are so mild

And I get caught up in the moonlight
Reaching out for a rotten egg
I don't want to beg
It's crystal clear your time is nearly gone

And I get caught up in the moonlight
Reaching out for a rotten egg
I don't want to beg
It's crystal clear your time is nearly gone

APPEARS ON:
Mutations

PUBLISHED BY:
Cyanide Breathmint Music

YEAR RELEASED:
1998

DATE RECORDED:
March 19th 1998 - April 3rd 1998

LENGTH:
3:14

WRITTEN BY:
Beck Hansen

PRODUCED BY:
Nigel Godrich
Beck Hansen

ENGINEERED BY:
Nigel Godrich

ASSISTANT ENGINEER:
John Sorensen

MIXED BY:
Nigel Godrich

MASTERED BY:
Bob Ludwig

STUDIO:
Ocean Way Studios

PERFORMERS:
Beck Hansen
Vocals, Slide Guitar, Harmonica

Roger Manning, Jr.
Piano, Synthesizer, Percussion

Justin Meldal-Johnsen
Bass

Joey Waronker
Drums

Smokey Hormel
Acoustic Guitar

Greg Leisz
Pedal Steel

David Ralicke
Trombone

Elliot Caine
Trumpet

 
I hate to do this
But you're a pain in the neck
I thought you knew this
You're handing me a canceled check
And you feel mourning
Your girlfriends think you're a saint
I'll give you a quarter
I'll keep my judgements to myself

I get caught up in the moonlight
Reaching out for a rotten egg
I don't want to beg
It's crystal clear your time is nearly gone

Your big religion
It's something I want to avoid
You've got momentum
Building up through the void
The stormy weather
The kids are making a racket
And you got some magic
Conjuring the chaos cool

And I get caught up in the moonlight
Reaching out for a rotten egg
I don't want to beg
It's crystal clear your time is nearly gone
Gone
Gone
Gone
Gone

DATE RECORDED:
October 24th 1994

LENGTH:
2:22

WRITTEN BY:
Beck Hansen

PERFORMERS:
Beck Hansen
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar

 
I hate to do this
But you're a pain in the neck
Thought you knew this
You're handing me a canceled check
I heard you moaning
Your girlfriends think you're a saint
I'll give you a quarter
I'll keep my judgements to myself

I get caught up in the moonlight
Reaching out for a rotten egg
I don't want to beg
It's crystal clear your time is nearly gone

Start a religion
Starting to get annoyed
You got momentum
Building up in a void
Stormy weather
The kids are making a racket
You got some magic
Conjuring a phony mystique

I get caught up in the moonlight
Reaching out for a rotten egg
I don't want to beg
It's crystal clear your time is nearly gone

I get caught up in the moonlight
Reaching out for a rotten egg
I don't want to beg
It's crystal clear your time is nearly gone
Gone
Gone
Gone

APPEARS ON:
KCRW: 1995-01-06

DATE RECORDED:
January 6th 1995

LENGTH:
2:45

WRITTEN BY:
Beck Hansen

STUDIO:
KCRW

PERFORMERS:
Beck Hansen
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar

 
I hate to do this
But you're a pain in the neck
I thought you knew this
You're handing me a canceled check
You're so helpless
Your girlfriends think you're a saint
I'll give you a quarter
I'll keep my judgements to myself

And I get caught up in the moonlight
Reaching out for a rotten egg
I don't want to beg
It's crystal clear your time is nearly gone

Count your blessings
And do the things that you should
O the has-beens
Never had it so good
Stormy weather
The kids are making a racket
In the wilderness
The wild lives are so mild

And I get caught up in the moonlight
Reaching out for a rotten egg
I don't want to beg
It's crystal clear your time is nearly gone

And I get caught up in the moonlight
Reaching out for a rotten egg
I don't want to beg
It's crystal clear your time is nearly gone

NOTES:
This is exactly the same as the album version except the noisy outro is about a minute longer.

APPEARS ON:
Mutations

YEAR RELEASED:
1998

LENGTH:
4:27

WRITTEN BY:
Beck Hansen

PRODUCED BY:
Nigel Godrich
Beck Hansen

ENGINEERED BY:
Nigel Godrich

ASSISTANT ENGINEER:
John Sorensen

MIXED BY:
Nigel Godrich

STUDIO:
Ocean Way Studios

PERFORMERS:
Beck Hansen
Vocals, Slide Guitar, Harmonica

Roger Manning, Jr.
Piano, Synthesizer, Percussion

Joey Waronker
Drums

Justin Meldal-Johnsen
Bass

Smokey Hormel
Acoustic Guitar

Greg Leisz
Pedal Steel

David Ralicke
Trombone

Elliot Caine
Trumpet

 


NOTES:
Older studio version that may or may not appear on the second K album if/when it is released

APPEARS ON:
K Records 2
Unreleased Material

WRITTEN BY:
Beck Hansen

PERFORMERS:
Beck Hansen
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar






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