Acid Tongue
By: Jenny Lewis
Written by: Jenny Lewis

Versions:
  1. Acid Tongue
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Lyrics:
Acid Tongue [Version (a)]:

I went to a cobbler to fix a hole in my shoe
He took one look at my face
And said "I can fix that hole in you"
I beg your pardon, I'm not looking for a cure
I've seen enough from my friends
In the depths of the God-sick blues

And you know that I am a liar
You know that I am a liar
Nobody helps a liar

'Cause I've been down to Dixie
And dropped acid on my tongue
Tripped upon the land 'til enough was enough
I was a little bit lighter and adventure on my sleeve
I was a little drunk and looking for company
So I found myself a sweetheart with the softest of hands
We were unlucky in love but I'd do it all again

We built ourselves a fire
We built ourselves a fire
But you know that I am a liar
You know I am a liar

And by the rollin' river is exactly where I was
There was no snake oil cure for unlucky in love
To be lonely is a habit like smoking or taking drugs
And I've quit them both, but man, was it rough


And now I am tired
It just made me tired
Let's build ourselves a fire
Let's build ourselves a fire
 
The Song:

"Acid Tongue" is the title track from Jenny Lewis' 2008 album.

In March 2019, Jenny hosted a charity benefit/album promo/awkward comedy show online. Beck appeared on it to discuss one of the songs on her upcoming album, On The Line. They talked about "Do Si Do," sort of, as he played very quick stems of the recording (like a 3 second piano part) and made some awkward conversation about it (like when Beck stopped to search for a picture of the drummer). Beck produced 3 songs on On The Line and "Do Si Do" was one of them.

There were a number of musical performances on the show, but Beck did not do one on his own. The show ended with Jenny sitting in a chair on guitar playing her song "Acid Tongue," surrounded by all the guests -- most of whom joined in to harmonize on the chorus. Beck was one of them.

The other singers included: Annie Clark, Morgan Nadler, Mac DeMarco, Jim James, Tim Heidecker, Jeff Goldblum, Jason Schwartzman, Danielle Haim, King Tuff, and Nikki Lane.
 
Live:

Played live once:
March 3, 2019