Category: Beck

No Distraction

“No Distraction” by Beck

It’s interesting that Beck described the premise behind the song “No Distraction” as being based on his personal leeriness towards the common contemporary modus operandi of always being ‘distracted’ by telecommunication devices.  That’s because by the...

Uneventful Days

“Uneventful Days” by Beck

As the titular phrase implies, the writer is experiencing a series of unexciting days as a result of feeling hopeless in general. With lyrics likely inspired by Beck’s real life divorce, he expresses his...

Dark Places

“Dark Places” by Beck

“Dark Places” is centered on Beck’s separation from his ex-wife. The song rightly captures his feelings of loneliness as he reminisces on her departure. The writer explains in the first verse that following their...

Everlasting Nothing

“Everlasting Nothing” by Beck

In this track, Beck seems to be referring to death when he talks about this “everlasting nothing”. The first lines of the song allude to materialism as he mentions someone giving up control or...

Chemical by Beck

“Chemical” by Beck

On this track, Beck is defining love as “a chemical”.  And what that basically means within the context of the lyrics is that a person doesn’t really have control over him or herself when...