Nausea
By: Beck Hansen
Written by: Beck Hansen

Versions:
  1. Nausea
    Available on The Information and 2 other releases.
    Credits
    Nigel Godrich: Mix, Producer
    Beck Hansen: Vocals
  2. Nausea: The Chap Remix (3:55)
    a.k.a. Nausea (The Chap Remix)
    Available on The Information and 1 other release.
    Credits
    The Chap: Remix
  3.  
  4. Nausea Pirates Mix: Bumblebeez Remix (2:28)
    Available on The Information.
    Credits
    Ja Ruler: Guitar
    The Bum Squad: Guitar
    Invisibl: Producer
Unofficial Versions: [show/hide]
  1. Nausea (XXXChange remix) (3:53)
    Credits
    XXXChange: Remix
  2.  
 
 
Lyrics:
Nausea [Version (a)]:

1, 2, 3, 4

I'm a seasick sailor
On a ship of noise
I got my maps all backwards
And my instincts poisoned
In a truth blown gutter
Full of wasted years
Like blown-out speakers
Ringin' in my ears

Oh it's nausea, oh nausea
And we're gone
It's nausea, oh nausea
And we're gone

Now I'm a straight-line walker
In a black-out room
I push a shopping cart over
In an Aztec ruin
With my minion fingers
Working for some God
Who could see his own reflection
In a parking lot

Oh it's nausea, oh nausea
And we're gone
No it's nausea, oh nausea
And we're gone

Now I'm a priest teenager
On a tower of dust
I'm a dead generator
In a cloud of exhaust
I eat alone in the desert
With skulls for my pets
I rate the days, one to ten
With lead cigarettes

It's nausea, oh nausea
And we're gone
It's nausea, oh nausea
And we're gone
 
The Song:

"Nausea" is sort of a funky acoustic song on record with lots of percussion. Beck said he wanted the song "to sound like The Stooges in South America."

Beck said the music for this song came quickly, as part of a 7-day marathon of jamming and writing and then going back and taking bits of the jam and expanding. He also said on stage in May 2006 that he'd written it a couple of years before, so it must have been part of one of the earlier Information sessions.
 
Live:

Played live 92 times:
Earliest known live version: May 24, 2006
Latest known live version: November 14, 2012

Made its debut on May 24, 2006 in Davis, CA.