Looking Glass Blues
By: Beck Hansen

Written by: Beck Hansen

  1. Looking Glass Blues (2:22)
    Available on IRM.
    Bram Inscore: Bass
    Joey Waronker: Drums
    Darrell Thorp: Engineer
    Drew Brown: Engineer
    Beck Hansen: Guitar (Electric), Producer
    Charlotte Gainsbourg: Vocals
Looking Glass Blues [Version (a)]:

I think I'd like to climb down in a hole
Down in the bottom of of the world below
Twist myself back out of sight
Looking glass says have a look inside

Drink a little bottle and I disappear
Smaller I grow, swallow all my fears
I can fit inside the heart of anywhere
Looking glass blues and I don't care

Time ticks backwards and the day is null
Borrowing dreams from a burying ground
Stranded on a chess board, I can't move
And I don't even want to sing these backwards blues
Backwards blues, backwards blues

What can you see through a looking glass?
The opposite of everything that you can't have
You can't have, good or bad

I see what exists outside myself
The absence of something that I know too well
Now the fear is reaching like a hand in a glove
The ugliest thing inside a heart you can think of

I walk through a keyhole as big as the sun
Past all meanings and the things we've done
Counterfeit soul with an infant brain
'Cause that's how we gonna get along today
The Song:

"Looking Glass Blues" is a bonus track on some editions of Charlotte Gainsbourg's album, IRM. Beck wrote and produced the entire album.

The track is a quick one, sort of an explosive electric blues. Beck's lyrics explore Alice In Wonderland a little, letting Charlotte play Alice, peer into a looking glass, drink a bottle to disappear, stranded on a chessboard. It's a fun lyric, and a fun song.