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Come gather round me people
Here's a story you never heard
About me and my friends and some shit that occurred
Well we thought we'd get some money
We thought that we would go
Spend a weekend pleasant down in Mexico

Well I was working at McDonald's doing the late night run
When a car pulled up the drive-through and pointed out a gun
Said, "Give us all your money and three Big Macs to go"
I stuffed them all in a bag and I ducked down below

Well the boss got angry when he found out
I didn't call the police
I guess I was kind of nervous
There was a warrant out on me
Concerning some jaywalking tickets I couldn't afford to pay
Needless to say I got the axe that same day

Well me being out of work just then
I didn't want to go home
My mom said if I lost this job I'd have to go out on my own
So I went over to Dave's house and got really stoned
Called up some girls but none of them were home

Well Steve came over and brought some alcohol
We're all getting really depressed just staring at the wall
Well we thought we'd get some money
We thought that we might go
Spend a weekend pleasant down in Mexico

Steve's dad had a hunting rifle and we went and picked it up
We went and stopped at a 7-11 to try our luck
And we pulled out that hunting rifle
But the counter guy just laughed
As he pulled out an uzi we turned and hauled ass

We were running so fast
Till we came to the McDonald's where I worked
We walked up to the drive-through and gave my boss a jerk
Said, "Give us all your money and three Big Macs to go
And suck on this you weasel
We're going to Mexico"

We all got really wasted down south
Dave got a case of the runs
We're all really hungover and getting low on funds
Dave and Steve called their parents and took the bus back home
Me I got a job at McDonald's down in Mexico

APPEARS ON:
Mellow Gold
Beck
The History Of Beck - A Selection Of His Non-DGC Work
Un Hiver 95
Don't Get Bent Out Of Shape
Fresh Meat + Old Slabs
Golden Leftovers

YEAR RELEASED:
1994

LENGTH:
5:10

OTHER TITLE:
The Ballad Of Mexico

WRITTEN BY:
Beck Hansen

PRODUCED BY:
Beck Hansen

ENGINEERED BY:
Beck Hansen

PERFORMERS:
Beck Hansen
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar

 
Come gather round me people
Here's a story you never heard
About me and my friends and some things that occurred
We thought we'd get some money
We thought that we might go
Spend a weekend pleasant down in Mexico

I was working at McDonald's doing the late night run
When a car pulled up the drive-through and pointed out a gun
Said, "Give us all your money and three Big Macs to go"
I stuffed them all in a bag and I ducked down below

Well the boss got angry when he found out
I didn't call the police
I guess I was kinda nervous
There was a warrant out on me
Concerning some jaywalking tickets I couldn't afford to pay
Needless to say I got the axe that same day

Well me being out of work just then I didn't wanna go home
My mom said if I lost this job I'd have to go out on my own
So I went over to Dave's house and got really stoned
Called up some girls but none of them were home

Steve came over and he brought some alcohol
We're all getting really depressed just staring at the wall
Thought if we'd get some money
We thought that we might go
Spend the weekend pleasant down in Mexico

Steve's dad had a hunting rifle and we went and picked it up
We stopped into the 7-11 to try our luck
We raised up that hunting rifle but the counter guy just laughed
As he pulled out an uzi we turned and hauled ass

We were running so fast
Till we came to the McDonald's where I used to work
We walked up to the drive-through and gave my boss a jerk
Said, "Give us all your money and three Big Macs to go
And suck on this you weasel
We're going to Mexico"

Down south we all got really wasted
Dave got a case of the runs
We're all really hungover and getting low on funds
Dave and Steve called their parents and took the bus back home
Me I got a job at McDonald's down in Mexico

APPEARS ON:
Rare On Air: Live Performances Volume 1
KCRW: 1993-07-23

YEAR RELEASED:
1994

DATE RECORDED:
July 23rd 1993

LENGTH:
5:14

OTHER TITLE:
The Ballad Of Mexico

WRITTEN BY:
Beck Hansen

STUDIO:
KCRW

PERFORMERS:
Beck Hansen
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar

Dallas Don Burnette
Drums






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