Diamond Bollocks
By: Beck Hansen
Written by: Beck Hansen

Version Of: Diamond Bollocks

This Version:
  • Diamond Bollocks (6:00)
    Available on Mutations and 2 other releases.
    Credits
    Justin Meldal-Johnsen: Bass (Electric), Vocals (Background)
    Joey Waronker: Drums, Percussion
    John Sorensen: Engineer
    Nigel Godrich: Engineer, Mix, Producer
    Beck Hansen: Guitar (Electric), Producer, Vocals, Vocals (Background)
    Roger Joseph Manning Jr.: Harpsichord, Synthesizer, Vocals (Background)
 
Lyrics:
Looking back at some dead world that looks so new
Offices and fountains that they named for you
Dazzlements of accidents, rejoice their doom
Hari-karis spinning 'round the golden looms
Girl, you dream infections from the nauseous heart
Choice cut meats from derelict boulevards

Hear that lonesome whistle blow
No direction to be known in a senile revelry
A tearful gaze turns away, emoting cold and grey
Scented eunuchs clothe our wretchedness

Looking back at some dead world that looks so new
Offices and fountains that they named for you
So ungrateful to the who's-and-what's-his-face
Perilous confections look so out of place

Looking back at some dead world that looks so new
Looking back at some dead world that looks so new
Looking back at some dead world that looks so new
Looking back at some dead world that looks so new
 
Live:

Played live 18 times:
Earliest known live version: May 17, 1998
Latest known live version: May 27, 2012