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Beck — Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime
Album: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (soundtrack)
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Released: 2004
Length: 5:23
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Change your heart
Look around you
Change your heart
It will astound you
I need your lovin'
Like the sunshine

Everybody's gotta learn sometime
Everybody's gotta learn sometime
Everybody's gotta learn sometime

Change your heart
Look around you
Change your heart
Will astound you
I need your lovin'
Like the sunshine

Everybody's gotta learn sometime
Everybody's gotta learn sometime
Everybody's gotta learn sometime

I need your lovin'
Like the sunshine

Everybody's gotta learn sometime
Everybody's gotta learn sometime

Everybody's gotta learn sometime
Everybody's gotta learn sometime
Everybody's gotta learn sometime

Everybody's gotta learn sometime
Everybody's gotta learn sometime
Everybody's gotta learn sometime
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Beck has this ability to renew himself constantly, to venture into musical styles where you do not expect it! And that's why I'm particularly interested and touched by his music! Philippe - A french listener !
A film comment for once. If you've not seen it, do. Sort of makes a very, very good point on why it's OK to be sad and miserable sometimes. I know it's pub-counter wisdom but can't have the ups if you don't have the downs. Loved this film also as it tells us a little bit about what makes us who we are. Anyhow good, good film. And while I'm at it, give a try to "Be Kind, Rewind", by the same Gondry 😊
That's all folks, sorry for rambling.
 vanillagorilla wrote:
Every time I think about this amazing song it plays 10 mins later on RP....weirdly syncronistic....love it
 
Same here. Only in my case, RP plays it, then 10mins later I still think about it!
Great song and made me want to watch the Film
 trevc wrote:
Not one of his tunes at all. The original by the Korgis blows this away. As does Zucchero's cover.
 
Beck didn't write the song but his version is the best.
 
 mardison wrote:
 

One of Beck's best tunes in my opinion.

 

Not one of his tunes at all. The original by the Korgis blows this away. As does Zucchero's cover.

 

One of Beck's best tunes in my opinion.

Every time I think about this amazing song it plays 10 mins later on RP....weirdly syncronistic....love it
Haunting and lovely, but I do feel like the mmmmm's at the end of the chorus are a cop-out. I also really like the chord changes, which I think he does better than the original. Of course, Beck can do little wrong in my mind!
one my best friends who i greatly respect. he introduced me to life changing music, but just said "are you still listening to that sad music'?
I bought the CD just for this (the rest of it isn't that good, IMHO)
I love the production on this. Understated. Dramatic.
 skyhigh_71 wrote:
Very good cover. Nice delivery by Beck in a lower range than we are used to from him. Each to their own but struggling to see why so many negative comments on this one.
 
Agreed. People hear something that's a little different from the version they're used to, and immediately feel compelled to attack it.
Very good cover. Nice delivery by Beck in a lower range than we are used to from him. Each to their own but struggling to see why so many negative comments on this one.
 ngunnell wrote:
Very simply, dire.  The original by the Korgis are so much better - and it's a shame that more of James Warren's stuff from Stackridge doesn't get heard too.

 
Here here..
This version pales in comparison to the original by The Korgis. Night and day. Please play the original!
Realy good song.Great movie.
 Nadine wrote:

Apart from that: very bad manners and extremely unpolite to say someone is a bore...

 
We're not here to be on our best behavior when we talk music.  We're here to debate what we like and don't like, and compare and contrast music styles.  Every artist no matter how good they are have a few stinkbombs.

Beck is an amazing artist and it pains me that Kanye is up there winning Grammys while Beck is light years better, but still I don't care for this song.
Very simply, dire.  The original by the Korgis are so much better - and it's a shame that more of James Warren's stuff from Stackridge doesn't get heard too.
hans_gruber wrote:
strips all life out of it, listen to Zucchero's version if you want to hear it done properly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQjDvTjtty8 

 
I still like Becks version for its painful sweetness, but Zuccheros is really great as well. Thanks for pointing out that song and artist, he has escaped my attention up until now. Even though I know some of his songs, I never realized what this guy has done so far...
 Schmoogsley wrote:
Does Beck only copy/paste and do covers? Hey, I like Beck. Was just wondering. Seems like it's either a cover, or, I recognise a sample.?

 
It's a cover.
 jocelynsart wrote:
One of my all time top 10 favourite songs <3

 

I'm with you jocelynsart!  For me as well. 


One of my all time top 10 favourite songs <3
 Nadine wrote:

Why do you listen to it then? Just hit the psd-button and try not to annoy the ones that like Beck's tunes.

Apart from that: very bad manners and extremely unpolite to say someone is a bore... 

Music is a matter of very personal taste. There is nothing to 'prove'. What the heck.

 
Thank you Nadine, I just don't get the folks that listen to this station that get offended when they hear something outside their solar system. Granted, being 56 years old, my enjoyment of Beck is probably not the norm. But I enjoy his ability to change his sound and skill at not painting himself into a musical corner. Freddie mercury lamented this many times in interviews, how easy it would be to make the same music over and over again. But artistically it would be boring and stale. Kudos to Beck for staying fresh and unique.
 bm.deavenport613 wrote:
Beck is a chameleon. He changes his sound like his underwear. Very impressive.
 

 
And i realize this is a cover
 
Beck is a chameleon. He changes his sound like his underwear. Very impressive.
 
Worst.Song.Ever.
  hear hear
strips all life out of it, listen to Zucchero's version if you want to hear it done properly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQjDvTjtty8 

 

Perfect song for this day,,,, a day of first world problems.
Does Beck only copy/paste and do covers? Hey, I like Beck. Was just wondering. Seems like it's either a cover, or, I recognise a sample.?
strips all life out of it, listen to Zucchero's version if you want to hear it done properly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQjDvTjtty8 
Stunning cover, made it his own
This is a great song, by the Korgis.  Think you could spin that "sometime" Bill?
 
 Nadine wrote:

Why do you listen to it then? Just hit the psd-button and try not to annoy the ones that like Beck's tunes.

Apart from that: very bad manners and extremely unpolite to say someone is a bore... 

Music is a matter of very personal taste. There is nothing to 'prove'. What the heck.

 
Well said Nadine.
Guess you had to be there.  
 Dosequis wrote:

This only proves there is nothing original about Beck Hansen. He's a bore.

 
Why do you listen to it then? Just hit the psd-button and try not to annoy the ones that like Beck's tunes.

Apart from that: very bad manners and extremely unpolite to say someone is a bore... 

Music is a matter of very personal taste. There is nothing to 'prove'. What the heck.
Love this so much than I recorded a cover!

https://soundcloud.com/alex-escalante/everybody-is-got-to-learn-sometime 
 socalhol wrote:
I've only ever heard this Beck version, so I went to YouTube today to hear the original.  Not sure what all the fuss is about —ugh, original sounds very schmaltzy, overdone & dated to me.....  I'm sticking with Beck, thanks.  Low-key, moody & atmospheric is much more appealing, at least in my book.  

 
This only proves there is nothing original about Beck Hansen. He's a bore.
IMO this version by Beck is superior to the original version and all the covers that precede it. Of course, it bolsters my view that also IMO, 1) Beck is fantastic and I love just about all his work, and 2) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is one of my favorite movies ever.


 socalhol wrote:
I've only ever heard this Beck version, so I went to YouTube today to hear the original.  Not sure what all the fuss is about —ugh, original sounds very schmaltzy, overdone & dated to me.....  I'm sticking with Beck, thanks.  Low-key, moody & atmospheric is much more appealing, at least in my book.  

 
Agreed
Great version of this song.
 Changes 20th letter.


What a great cover of a great song!! I still like Dream Academy's version more. Bill...how about a little more Dream Academy??
A reminder of what this song should sound like. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOVECbr-vsc
Although I like Beck's stuff his version of this sounds like he's half asleep, and it's much too long.
Webfoot wrote (2012):
Beck is playing in Bend this Sunday with Metric. Should I get tickets?
 

Stingray wrote:

Ask Hubbard (and invest the money in tickets for the film about his NSDAP-like organisation)

https://www.imdb.de/title/tt1560747/

 

Well, I guess I should have been more specific that I would have been going for the MUSIC.  Now, a few years on, I really wish I had gone!  Damn!!! 


I love this version. This arrangement fits tonally with the movie.
Both versions are good, but I'm a sucker for lush 80s arrangements.
So Korgis, Beck with Dream Academy a distant third. 
One of my favorite things about RP are the great covers that it plays. Personally, I really like Beck's version of the original. His vocals, backing vocalist and music take the song into a new creative direction which stands on it's own merits.8
{#Cheers}  {#Cheers}  {#Cheers}
good rendition {#Daisy}
I've only ever heard this Beck version, so I went to YouTube today to hear the original.  Not sure what all the fuss is about —ugh, original sounds very schmaltzy, overdone & dated to me.....  I'm sticking with Beck, thanks.  Low-key, moody & atmospheric is much more appealing, at least in my book.  
 Dosequis wrote:
Why not play the original instead of this lame inferior rehash?

 
With you on that one.
This is dreadful. 
While it's possible (though unlikely) to improve upon The Korgis' original, this doesn't get anywhere near the mark.
Wow!!!! THIS GUY IS LAME!!!!!
Very Nice sound.  I am going to check the rest of the album.
 ambrebalte wrote:
I love this song because I know then I still have a heart when I often doubt it

 

Now that's as touching as it sounds honestly and is...known. {#Yes}
THIS guy knows how to cover!
 unclehud wrote:

"That's, like ..... your opinion, man."

And not mine.  Not even close.

 
Jesus from "The Big Lebowski" polishing bowling ball...at the Last Supper

"Nobody fucks with the Scientologist, man." 

Sorry. Could not resist. {#Bananapiano} 
Like this a lot -- solid 8
I really like the original, but this fits so we'll with Beck's melancholic voice, I rate it Godlike. His only song that does better is "Guess I'm Doing Fine".  If you like this and don't know it, give it a listen.
{#Heartkiss}  Love it - this is so good so it's 9
Why not play the original instead of this lame inferior rehash?
5 for Beck, he is often better than that. 9 for the song from The Korgis, they have never been better...
Never much of a Beck fan "but I am willing to learn"
 Stratocaster wrote:

Me too mate.  Takes me right back to 1980 in a flash.  However, this version fits in the movie pretty well. Closing credits, right?

 
Opening and closing credits
 
 Bakaretsu wrote:
Overplayed
 
"That's, like ..... your opinion, man."

And not mine.  Not even close.
Overplayed
 Bridieboo wrote:
I prefer the original.

 
Me too mate.  Takes me right back to 1980 in a flash.  However, this version fits in the movie pretty well. Closing credits, right?
I love this song because I know then I still have a heart when I often doubt it
I prefer the original.
 S-curvy wrote:

I think the descriptor you're looking for is "Troll" and yes, Stingray can be trollish sometimes, but that's one of the things that is special about RP.  The eclecity of the music pulls and repels many different tastes.  In this case, I agree with Stingray's disappointment in Beck's Scientology connection, but it was his mon and dad who bore him into that cultish pyramid-scheme; too bad he hasn't been able to breath real air.  Likewise, I agree with you that Stingray's posts err on the side of trollish and it is indeed unfortunate that he(?) seems to only see the glass as 1/2-full, but the point of RP and my listening to it are that I'm not ready for the pablum drivel of "Gee, we're all so homogenous here that we all love everything we hear on RP, without question."

RP challenges each of us from time to time, and I really appreciate that; in fact, I would like more challenges.  BTW, I really am bummed about the Scientology connection, but I really dig Beck's music, a lot.

 
Thank you for your post, S-curvy.  

I, in very large part, agree with you (including on being disappointed in certain artist's connections with one group or movement or other).  I didn't mean to sound down on RP at all, nor on its posters.  As a matter-of-fact, I love reading the comments; come one come all.  I have learned so much from some of the more knowledgable posters, and have otherwise just been entertained by some posters.  

It just seems that certain people's views are racially (or otherwise) biased and I am less than tolerant of that specific aspect.  I do fully agree that each person is fully entitled to their opinion of any given piece of music however, just that they should keep their potential bigotry to themselves in such cases and comment solely on the music.  

Again, thanks for your post.
 JIan wrote:

Let me begin with an apology to all my fellow, non-bigoted RP'ers out there that may happen upon this post.  I do so try to not post ad hominem attacks, but...

You know Stingray, I typically try to implement Cynera's wise and oft missed advice to ignore you, or at least take you in context, but the longer I listen to RP and read your posts the more intolerant I find myself becoming of your ignorant and blatantly bigoted posts.  Moreover, while you and I do share some similar taste in music, I personally do not care if Beck is is a Scientologist, or if Kroke's music is "Jewish," or whatever...  You seem a small-minded dullard.  Or is it something else that is exceedingly small and that you are compensating for with your hatred?  Putz!

 
I think the descriptor you're looking for is "Troll" and yes, Stingray can be trollish sometimes, but that's one of the things that is special about RP.  The eclecity of the music pulls and repels many different tastes.  In this case, I agree with Stingray's disappointment in Beck's Scientology connection, but it was his mon and dad who bore him into that cultish pyramid-scheme; too bad he hasn't been able to breath real air.  Likewise, I agree with you that Stingray's posts err on the side of trollish and it is indeed unfortunate that he(?) seems to only see the glass as 1/2-full, but the point of RP and my listening to it are that I'm not ready for the pablum drivel of "Gee, we're all so homogenous here that we all love everything we hear on RP, without question."

RP challenges each of us from time to time, and I really appreciate that; in fact, I would like more challenges.  BTW, I really am bummed about the Scientology connection, but I really dig Beck's music, a lot.
 Jim_Highfield wrote:

The original and superior Korgis version isn't even on the playlist.

 
That is the exact problem the LRC was created to address :)
Beautiful song. This is one song cover that really works. Not really sure that having Jim Carrey's face associated with this track necessarily adds to the ambience. {#Eek}  
 Sasha2001 wrote:

Nincompoop!

Wait,  who are we talking about?
 
Why Stingray, who else?
 Stingray wrote:

Nothing else. Just SCIENTOLOGIST!

 
Let me begin with an apology to all my fellow, non-bigoted RP'ers out there that may happen upon this post.  I do so try to not post ad hominem attacks, but...

You know Stingray, I typically try to implement Cynera's wise and oft missed advice to ignore you, or at least take you in context, but the longer I listen to RP and read your posts the more intolerant I find myself becoming of your ignorant and blatantly bigoted posts.  Moreover, while you and I do share some similar taste in music, I personally do not care if Beck is is a Scientologist, or if Kroke's music is "Jewish," or whatever...  You seem a small-minded dullard.  Or is it something else that is exceedingly small and that you are compensating for with your hatred?  Putz!
 WonderLizard wrote:

Moron!

 
Nincompoop!

Wait,  who are we talking about?
 ziakut wrote:

At last you found one! You seem so happy! I'm happy for you! When do YOU convert?

 
{#Whipit}   Zing! 


This song feels like it's been up for three days straight...and the Ambien is kicking i....{#Sleep}
Creepy.  Unnerving.  And good.
Like the movie. 
this, like the movie, is so depressing....
really like this version of the Korgis !
good choice !
thanks !
 
is there a ranking for "meh"?  probably somewhere between 2 and 3 i guess.
this is pretty boring.  at least it's friday {#Cowboy} 
 juanos wrote:

yeah... I've been told that before... guess that I am old? 'cause I've heard Beck before... it is like a shoe that really want to buy it because everybody has it... but it just doesn't fit... no matter how many times I try it... 
 

If I had to compare Beck to a pair of shoes, they'd be shoes so weird that I would have a hard time deciding where I could wear them.
I have a feeling that nobody would have noticed this version if this wasn't Beck .

The original and superior Korgis version isn't even on the playlist.
Not one of his best of...
 cohifi wrote:

How can you knot like Beck ?!? everyone likes BECK !  except old people....and people that haven't heard any BECK yet....{#Whistle}
 
yeah... I've been told that before... guess that I am old? 'cause I've heard Beck before... it is like a shoe that really want to buy it because everybody has it... but it just doesn't fit... no matter how many times I try it... 
Like the original so much better. {#No}
I'm a YinYang -ist myself, which means that if there is a little bit of myself (my ears) in his world (music), it decreases the amount of whatever -ism in his.
Love this one here, sunday, grey

Oh and that is a beautiful comment Cynaera - the power of words.
 Stingray wrote:
SCIENTOLOGIST!!!
 
At last you found one! You seem so happy! I'm happy for you! When do YOU convert?
 Cynaera wrote:
I've heard this song a few times, and I never rated it - probably because I was too preoccupied with trying to save the world or keep my cats from using the laundry room floor as a litterbox...

Anyway, I've finally managed to actually listen to the song and rate it. I like it.  Very ethereal and spacy, and at this point in my life, I need non-bombastic songs. I've heard other things by Beck, and with a very few exceptions, I've really loved everything he's produced.

So - now I'm sitting here with dirty litterboxes, a backache, and a grin on my face that I can't explain. Has to be Beck.
 
We miss you so much, Cynaera...

this is a very good song...

 
 
Me too!

MiracleDrug wrote:
I love both

this movie

and this song... {#Sunny}

 


 amprich wrote:
Crikey!...just woke up after spending a whole night wrestling with the ANGRY VICTIM CHILD BEAST within me that doesn't want to forgive...and turn on RP this morning to hear this Beck tune—how frickkin synchronistic is that!!!
 
I believe you are onto something there....unfortunately, we have to get older to see the subtleties.
 Jim_Highfield wrote:

All religion is fairy tales.
 



Exactly.
So Beck might be all whacked out on the Scientology, but hey, whatever...He is a ridiculously talented artist who defies the conventions of genres even as he re-invents them. 

Also, they did an entire episode of Futurama on him, so he's got that going for him. {#Dancingbanana}
 Stingray wrote:
SCIENTOLOGIST!!!
 
Moron!
 blackjackshellac wrote:

I would agree if we were talking about religion and not some made-up-fairy-tale like Scientology, unlike Christianity or Islam ... oh shit, never mind.  The rendering of this song is bland and that Jim Carey moron is distracting me ... oh never mind, I give up.
 
All religion is fairy tales.
Bill. Please play the far superior and original Korgis version instead. Thank you.
Crikey!...just woke up after spending a whole night wrestling with the ANGRY VICTIM CHILD BEAST within me that doesn't want to forgive...and turn on RP this morning to hear this Beck tune—how frickkin synchronistic is that!!!
 Webfoot wrote:
Beck is playing in Bend this Sunday with Metric. Should I get tickets?
 

Ask Hubbard (and invest the money in tickets for the film about his NSDAP-like organisation)

https://www.imdb.de/title/tt1560747/


Amazing song. Warrants at least an '11'.

Maybe the best production I've ever heard. And listen to how great that bass track is.

Top 10 fave songs of all time for me.
 kysmet wrote:

So what?
 
Nothing else. Just SCIENTOLOGIST!
 rockpommel16 wrote:

diabolic....no matter....it´s a radio station here....the music is important,..not the religious thing....
 
I would agree if we were talking about religion and not some made-up-fairy-tale like Scientology, unlike Christianity or Islam ... oh shit, never mind.  The rendering of this song is bland and that Jim Carey moron is distracting me ... oh never mind, I give up.
Beautiful tune with really excellent orchestration.
 Stingray wrote:
SCIENTOLOGIST!!!
 
So what?
 Stingray wrote:
SCIENTOLOGIST!!!
 
diabolic....no matter....it´s a radio station here....the music is important,..not the religious thing....
SCIENTOLOGIST!!!
 manirado wrote:
Sorry this comment is so late after the song. Just for clarity, this song was composed by James Warren of The Korgis and was on the 1980 album Dumb Waiters. Another nice version is on the 2005 release Zucchero & Co.
 
And Jim lives near me in Bath and has helped renovate my house... fame indeed!
Hmmmm.....
      {#Daisy}

sigh {#Pray}


enlightenment = lim(t->infinity) wisdom(t) = God {#Notworthy} 
great movie, great song.
indubitably 
leaning back to just nudge the volume up a little.................. and a touch more.
What a great version, and the movie is absolutely ESSENTIAL VIEWING...
 lily34 wrote:
heartbreakingly lovely.
 

heartbreakingly lovely.
 Webfoot wrote:
Beck is playing in Bend this Sunday with Metric. Should I get tickets?
 
Yeah...
More balanced, upbeat, sunshine? - something, than most of Beck's introspective work. I hear some Aimee Mann, which is good.