Everlasting Nothing
By: Beck Hansen
Written by: Beck Hansen

 
Lyrics:
Everlasting Nothing [Version (a)]:

When the answer is a question (or, turns into a question)
We're starting back where you began (or, I'll end up back where I began)
So it seems somewhere obsolete
In the everlasting nothing

Spent a long night in the slipstream
I thought I'd crash and burn when I came down
When I did, I found a friend to take me home
In the everlasting nothing

Peace I know, come and go
Like a soldier with no song
Should I try to get back home
To the everlasting nothing?

Though we're tired, keep on running
Though we're tired, keep on running
When you're tired, you'll find something
In the everlasting nothing

Though we're tired, keep on running
Though we're tired, keep on running
When you're tired, you'll find something
In the everlasting nothing

Spent a long night in the slipstream
I thought I'd crash and burn if I came down
When I did, I found a friend to take me home
In the everlasting nothing

Though we're tired, keep on running
Though we're tired, keep on running
When you're tired, you'll find something
In the everlasting nothing
 
The Song:

"Everlasting Nothing" is a song that Beck first played live in September 2013.

At this point, don't know much else about it, or if it will be heard again, if it's been recorded, or what. It's a pretty great melody though, and I have a hard time imagining it being left for good. The arrangement is pretty minimal at this point, though a gospel choir was used on it too.

My best guess was that it was recently composed prior to the two Station To Station shows where it was performed. If that's true, it was probably written too late for Morning Phase, or could be for one of the post-Morning Phase albums Beck keeps talking about (the folky one probably).
 
Live:

Played live 2 times:
Earliest known live version: September 24, 2013
Latest known live version: September 26, 2013