Bottle of Blues
By: Beck Hansen
Written by: Beck Hansen

Version Of: Bottle of Blues

This Version:
  • Bottle of Blues (4:51)
    Available on Mutations.
    Credits
    Justin Meldal-Johnsen: Bass
    Joey Waronker: Drums
    John Sorensen: Engineer
    Nigel Godrich: Engineer, Mix, Producer
    Beck Hansen: Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Slide), Harmonica, Keyboard / Synthesizer, Producer, Vocals
    Roger Joseph Manning Jr.: Keyboard / Synthesizer, Vocals (Background)
 
Lyrics:
Da da da da...

I just found me a bottle of blues
Some strange comfort for a soul to soothe
Ain't it hard, ain't it hard to want somebody
Who doesn't want you?

And I've been waiting for a year or a day
Some strange weather must be blowing my way
'Cause I got no mind to go or to stay
Or be left behind

Holding hands with an impotent dream
In a brothel of fake energy
Put a nickel in a graveyard machine
I get higher and lower
I get higher and lower
Like a tired soldier with nothing to shoot
And nowhere to lose this bottle of blues

Eagles drone and pose alone
Like black balloons all banged and blown
On a backwards river
The infidels shiver in the stench of belief

And tell my momma I'm a hundred years late
I'm over the rails and out of the race
The crippled psalms of an age that won't thaw
Are ringing in my ears

Holding hands with an impotent dream
In a brothel of fake energy
Put a nickel in a graveyard machine
I get higher and lower
I get higher and lower
Like a tired soldier with nothing to shoot
And nowhere to lose this bottle of blues

There's nothing that I won't play
Uh huh, yea what?


Well I just found me a bottle of blues
Some strange comfort for a soul to soothe
Ain't it hard, ain't it hard to want somebody
Who doesn't want you?

Holding hands with an impotent dream
In a brothel of fake energy
Put a nickel in a graveyard machine
I get higher and lower
I get higher and lower
Like a tired solder with nothing to shoot
And nowhere to lose this bottle of blues
Bottle of blues

All my folks in the back row
 
The Song:

"Bottle Of Blues" is on Mutations.
 
Live:

Played live 39 times:
Earliest known live version: November 8, 1998
Latest known live version: March 31, 2004