This song is probably the least cryptic of all Beck songs, and it’s one of my favorites as well. With sparse instrumentation (guitar, bells, simple drums), Beck conveys a message of brutal honesty and heartbreak. I love the melody (especially in the verses), but my favorite part about this song is the lyrics. Having lived down the street from Beck’s band, I can picture the setting where he wrote this – and the some of these lyrics really hit home. I think the bridge is especially haunting:
There’s a place where you are going/ You ain’t never been before/ No one left to watch your back now/ No one standing at your door/ Is that what you thought love was for/
What Beck songs do you love? Have you ever broken up with a songwriter and had them write such a harsh song about you? Spill it!