About Nausea

"Nausea" is a song by Beck. It was released as the first single from his 2006 album The Information. It reached #13 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. The song appears in the 2010 film Repo Men. "Nausea" is chiefly an acoustic song with elements of funk and heavy use of various percussion. Beck said he wanted the song "to sound like the Stooges in South America." When performed live, it is done in more of a punk rock vein, more akin to the Stooges. Beck said that the song's music 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 during a performance in May 2006 that he had written it a couple of years before. This would imply it was recorded during one of the earlier sessions for the album."Nausea" made its live debut on May 24, 2006 in Davis, California. It was played on the Late Show with David Letterman, during which Sacha Baron Cohen's fictitious Borat made a guest appearance playing the berimbau. Before the performance, Letterman showed a copy of The Information with a sticker of his face on the front. Beck performed "Nausea" on Saturday Night Live on October 28, 2006. 


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Well I'm a sea-sick 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

I'm a straight-line walker with 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
It's nausea, oh nausea, and we're gone

(Let's go! Yeah! Hey! Woo-hoo! Say huh! Yahoo! Right on! Woooo! Come on!)

Now I'm a priest teenager on a tower of dust
I'm a dead generator in a cloud of exhaust
In a long-living desert with skulls for my pets
I rate the days, one to ten, with lead cigarettes

Oh, it's nausea, oh nausea, and we're gone
Nausea, oh nausea, and we're gone

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Beck Hansen (born Bek David Campbell, July 8, 1970) is an American musician, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, known by the stage name Beck. more »

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