.000.000
By: Beck Hansen

Written by: Beck Hansen

Versions:
  1. .000.000 (5:24)
    Available on Odelay and 2 other releases.
    Credits
    Recorded at: G-Son Studios
    Joey Waronker: Drums
    Beck Hansen: Producer, Vocals
    Mario Caldato Jr.: Producer
 
Lyrics:
.000.000 [Version (a)]:

All the lights drip twilight
Convalescent
All the lights drip twilight

All the lights drip twilight
Convalescent
All the lights drip twilight

I skate across the floor
I dream of silver shoes
I bought a plastic light
My shepherd silver ring
I fit into this cloak
My ?? when she smokes
My Asian ??
My shadow passed its home
My chipper voice is blessed
My serpent has a nurse
My serpent has a nurse
My serpent has a nurse

All the lights drip twilight
Convalescent
All the lights drip twilight

My convalescent kiss
My barely modest touch
My pricks and belly wounds
My operation gloves
My yellow Alamos
My new pollution clothes
I never spot the blood
My bullet captain ?
My temple house is burst
My serpent has a nurse
My serpent has a nurse
My serpent has a nurse
 
The Song:

One of the more mysterious tracks in Beck's catalog, ".000.000" is a difficult, intriguing recording. The song was recorded as b-side for "Devils Haircut," in the Beastie Boys studio.

I have a feeling that the indecipherability of the lyrics are part of the art of the song, however, and we'll never know for certain what the words are. Rolling Stone magazine wrote in 2008 that Beck "isn't sure how one would pronounce the song's title, and can't even decipher the words anymore."

Beck added, "There were definitely lyrics and they were very meaningful. I think."

So no, I have no idea if ANY of my lyrics are correct. I used an "inverted" mix, which drops out a channel, to highlight the vocals better; it helped on a couple of lines maybe.

 
Live:

This has not been played live.
 
Notes: