Bek Lyrics

Youthless

(From the Modern Guilt Album)

[Written by Beck Hansen]

There's a bottomless pit that we've been climbing from
Just to get on level ground
Shake your seasick legs around
Dead of winter in a logo town
Signs of life are soft and flickering
Need a bed to lay my body down
Deadweight to carry down
Some static is lulling me to sleep

Hang your clothes
On a chain link fence
In a junkyard say amen
Your mouth is full of wordless hymns
And run on sentences

And they're helpless
And forgetting
In the background
Holding nothing
And they're youthless And pretending
With their bare hands
Holding nothing

There's a million horses dragging down a monolith
With these trademarks so bereaved
Tied my leg to a barricade
With a plastic hand grenade
They tried to turn emotion into noise
Need a teleprompter for my life
Need a pipeline to the night
My body can't get no relief
And this life it goes by fast
You're treading water in the past
Trying to re-animate something
That you can't understand

And and they're helpless
And forgetting
In the background
Saying nothing
And he's youthless
And forgetting
With his bare hands
Touching nothing

And he's helpless
And forgetting
In the background
Saying nothing
And he's youthless
And pretending
With his bare hands
Holding nothing