Make It Up
By: Beck Hansen
Written by: Beck Hansen

  1. Make It Up
Make It Up [Version (a)]:

You're my favorite person in the world
And I'm not just saying that
It takes a lot of nerve for you to say you hate me
So dish out everything you got
I'll be your peasan, I'll be your dishrag
Getting rid of a lot of extra baggage
Plastic bags full of leftovers Rise it up
You can leave me in your wasteland Make it all up
With the wildcats and the rancid food Raise your roof
I'll eat it all up Make it all up
Tellin you how it tastes so good

Leave me a message upon your back
That I'll have to use someone elses phone I won't complain
'Cause they're investigating my phone You can be crazy
And it gives me a chill Tear up your dress
To wonder whose side you're on Cut up the curtains
'Cause they've dividing up all the people Make it all up
In seperate compartments
The Song:

This is an outtake from the One Foot in the Grave sessions. It was recorded, but did not make the album. (Nor did it make the Deluxe version of the album in 2008.) Alas, the recording does not circulate. The song consists of electric guitar, drums, and Beck's lead and background vocals.

It does seem, however, that this is an early (or later?) version of "Favorite Nerve". That song, which did make the Deluxe version of One Foot, has a chorus of "Rise you up / Make it all up," which sort of shows up in the background call-and-response lyrics here. Also the opening lines here refer to a "favorite person" for whom "it takes a lot of nerve...". So clearly the songs are borne out of each other; but I am unsure which one came first. My guess is the other one did though, and this developed out of it, borrowing and altering some lines along the way.

None known.