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Beck — Soldier Jane
Album: The Information
Avg rating:
7.2

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Total ratings: 634









Released: 2006
Length: 3:58
Plays (last 30 days): 1
No one cares what dress she wears at all
Tattered rags and paper bags and all
She's the one sleeping in the dirt
Drag her down, don't let her drown in dirt

Lovers drag their canes across the gates
Gamblers light candles for the days
No one wake her up, she's sleeping still
So put a candle on the window sill

Soldier Jane, don't be afraid
Take your heart out of the shell
Take your heart out of the shell
Throw it away

Stars, they strike the darkness in the room
Knives, they take the poison from the wound
Cars, they drive us down into the ruins
And sweep our cares away with dirty brooms

Soldier Jane, don't be afraid
Take your heart out of the shell
Take your heart out of the shell
Don't be afraid
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I LOVE BECK!!!!  Saw in concert with my son who was 16 at the time.  It was AWESOME!   Great musicians in his band.
Big Beck fan here, but I'd not heard this nice little tune before, thanks Bill. Most excellent.
 Dosequis wrote:
Sounds like King Of Pain by Sting. But then again this guy Beck Hansen rips everybody off.
Not a talented person.  

 
Stay thirsty, my friends. Takes less talent than the above post.
quite enjoyable
I used to be on a band that played this as a driving rock song. It was better, honest. 
Sounds like King Of Pain by Sting. But then again this guy Beck Hansen rips everybody off.
Not a talented person.  
 sajitjacob wrote:
Jeez, I didn't know he was a scientologist. Why Beck!? why!? It just goes to show you, I guess, that even great musicians are not immune to being.. well.. dumb.

 
On_The_Beach wrote:
BEWARE SCIENTOLOGIST!!!
You asked for it.  ; )
 
I guess I should point out for the record that Beck's religious beliefs don't concern me.
I just like his music.
Is this guy ever going to write an original song? Beck "Mediocre" Hansen.
Jeez, I didn't know he was a scientologist. Why Beck!? why!? It just goes to show you, I guess, that even great musicians are not immune to being.. well.. dumb.


 
On_The_Beach wrote:

BEWARE SCIENTOLOGIST!!!

You asked for it.  ; )

 


Please.

Stop.

Playing.

So.

Much.

Beck.
Like the tune, dislike the cover art.
 JHZ wrote:
Can't find the SCIENTOLOGY comment from Stingray to this Beck tune. Has he really never caught this one on RP?
 
BEWARE SCIENTOLOGIST!!!

You asked for it.  ; )
Can't find the SCIENTOLOGY comment from Stingray to this Beck tune. Has he really never caught this one on RP?
Beck is always good
Just loathed this guy from the beginning.  And yet Bill has kept plugging away with it, wearing down my defenses . . . and hey.  I kind of like it.  Damn you, Bill!  :^D
Surprised I only had this song down for an 8.  This is one of Beck's best "grooves" and I haven't grown tired of it after 100 listens in 5 years. 

8 —> 9
If Beck refrained from singing on any of his songs, I might consider his experimentalism not only commendable, but also listenable. As it is now, I cannot stand him.


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...


 
 Cynaera wrote:

Yep, he got me, too.  I really, really love his music - this song in particular... {#Dancingbanana}
 


Yes, this song is soooo good for the ears...

 

Another winnah from Beck!


 chirpie wrote:
Awww... a bit too much cut off on the end there Bill. ^_^; (Man, I feel bad saying it)

 
He works with what gets submitted and as far as I know, he doesn't edit. If you have a more complete version, submit it!  There's always room for improvement. {#Mrgreen}  (P.S. - if you have a longer version, I urge you to upload it for review. I love this song, and a longer version, in my opinion, would be more than welcome.) {#Sunny}

Awww... a bit too much cut off on the end there Bill. ^_^; (Man, I feel bad saying it)

 Jazbo wrote:
I remember thinking," OK Beck, you got me, I give up".

 
Yep, he got me, too.  I really, really love his music - this song in particular... {#Dancingbanana}
Pardon my French, but the testosterone runs thick lately...The Cure, that is FUNNY...
 flatpicker wrote:
Very good song from a very good album.

I believe 100% that Beck is getting better with age.
His last few albums are his best work!
 
His earliest albums were amazing, but strange and disjointed.  Interesting, captivating but not elegant.  He is definitely maturing as a musician all the time.  His latest works are his most impressive, I feel.
This is an amazing album.


This one is starting to grow on me...7 > 8{#Sunny}
Thanks for playing more Beck.   The more I HEAR, the more I LIKE.
Musical Scientology?
Very good song from a very good album.

I believe 100% that Beck is getting better with age.
His last few albums are his best work!

A creative juggernaut, I'd say.
I remember thinking," OK Beck, you got me, I give up".

I wish the final awesome second wasnt cut off.
Overall, I'd say I'm a Beck fan.
Nice track!
I'm not too familiar with Beck but if all his work is like this album, he's really worth paying attention to.  Thanks again, RP!
 Tireux_De_Roche wrote:
This whole album, with the exception of the last song, is perfection.
 

Agreed.  I friggin' love this album and love this song.   I just saw him open up the new Club Nokia theatre in LA two weeks ago and the man can rock the house. What a talent! I just wished he would have played SOMETHING from this great album. 

I'll "second" the Guero vote (Scarecrow still sends chills!) and say I do like the grooves on some from The Information a lot...

window wrote:
Guero and Sea Change are my 2 fav Beck albums.




Pablo13 wrote:
Apart from Odelay(?) name me two albums that i can dive into that shows beck at his best?? I await replies!!
Guero and Sea Change are my 2 fav Beck albums.
(OK, mercenary not soldier, different spelling and most likely different sex...)
YourNameHere wrote:
Maybe Scientology has melted his brain, but he's about the most original thing going these days. Not everything he does is a home run, but I can't think of anyone who has put out more original, better material in the past five, maybe ten years.
In this day and age, the fact that anybody subscribes to or believes in religion of any kind, boggles my mind. Scientology is in a completely different "what the f#*k?!!!" category all together. Are people really that stupid?
Such a strange strange man. But I really really love his music.
if this bass line doesn't get you bopping and humming, you must be ded...
For some reason i have neglected Beck from my record/cassette/cd/mp3 collection . Can someone convince me to dive in .From the very diverse inventive tracks that i have heard and not realised who they were by i have been impressed. On that score alone i should have brought Beck by now. Apart from Odelay(?) name me two albums that i can dive into that shows beck at his best?? I await replies!! :guitarist: :guitarist:
:sunny: :yes: :sunny: Oh and for those of you keeping score at home- there is no album cover per se. He just gives you a bunch of really wierd stickers and a gridded CD cover so you can make "your own" CD cover. Gotta love Beck :cheesygrin:
That bit near the end reminds me of "The acid Queen" from Tommy
beck rules
Great transition from Yo La Tengo. I thought the YLT song was Beck at first.
The complete ending is back! Thanks, Bill.
very, very nice.... :sunny: :sunny: :sunny:
Maybe Scientology has melted his brain, but he's about the most original thing going these days. Not everything he does is a home run, but I can't think of anyone who has put out more original, better material in the past five, maybe ten years.
Nice segue to the Bongos!
musikalia wrote:
I love that this CD comes with a sheet of stickers to make your own cover. Once again Beck does something totally unusual and original. :clap:
Not only that, but I've seen 4 different sets of stickers so far.. I've yet to see duplicated sticker sheets!
As with a few other artists Beck raises the question in my head "Is he the Emperors New Clothes". I tend to like what i hear, when i don't know who's track it is!!
I don't normally like Beck very much, but this is a damn good song!
I love that this CD comes with a sheet of stickers to make your own cover. Once again Beck does something totally unusual and original. :clap:
Definitely, for me, his best disc. I've warmed to him greatly because of it.
This whole album, with the exception of the last song, is perfection.
Hooray for truncation! (Actually, as Beck goes, this one was fairly tolerable.)
agnes wrote:
This new album kicked Beck up to #5 on my list of future ex-husbands
Actually, Beck was the first item my sweetheart and I had in common. Nicely, we were into completely different albums so we had lots of new Beck to share. Now we've gotten into the new disk at the same time...
The more I listen to this CD, the better it gets. I guess that's typical for Beck.
agnes wrote:
This new album kicked Beck up to #5 on my list of future ex-husbands
:lol:
Yeah! The bassline makes this song....always what catches my ear when I listen to it.
Great original artist/songwriter. Bass makes me boogie!
This new album kicked Beck up to #5 on my list of future ex-husbands
window wrote:
Noooo! Bill, why o why did you cut off the volume swell at the end? It's such a great ending, not to mention part the artist's original intent!
I agree, possibly the best part of the song.. soooo eerie at the end.. love it.
On_The_Beach wrote:
Nice. Love the ending.
Yeah. Nice ending. Not sure what window (below) is talking about.
Noooo! Bill, why o why did you cut off the volume swell at the end? It's such a great ending, not to mention part the artist's original intent!
One of my favorites off the new album. Here's hoping Bill left the ending intact. Oh, and nice choice to follow Vein of Stars by the Lips! Good set we've got goin' on here.
WHOA DJ CUT OFF THE ENDING NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Nice. Love the ending.
love this tune. love this album.
This may be one of my favorite Beck tunes. Nice groove. As someone mentioned, sort of a Beck/Zero 7 mix. NICE!
OK, I've heard enough, I am buying this CD today! Through RP of course!
who luvs ya baby....8-) Mari wrote:
Yea, Beck's beck again :whistle:
the artist extraordinaire....one cool cat, continually reinventing... :motor:
deanofox wrote:
I think Beck is a great artist, but this does sound a lot like 'Zero 7'.
Change the "but" in that sentence to "and" .. this is simply awesome.
Mari wrote:
Yea, Beck's beck again :whistle:
I just got this new one...it's amazing!!!!!! cool tunes & creativity that kicks ass..
Kerly wrote:
What did I JUST said? Beck again!
Yea, Beck's beck again :whistle:
Uncharacteristically rocking tune from Beck. 8.
I think Beck is a great artist, but this does sound a lot like 'Zero 7'.
What did I JUST said? Beck again!
Great song. Great Album.
hmmmmm. I think :think: I like it.
I don't dislike Beck, but I've never been into him, either. I think I was turned off by the gawdawful way the promotion machine hyped him when he first came out and I never gave him a chance. Don't dislike this song, but it doesn't do much for me, so I guess I'm stuck with my same impression.
Nice combination of ambiant background and driving beat.
Whoa epic ending. awesome!
This song is a little better than the others I've heard so far. Overall, a disapointing follow-up to Guero.
I never thought I'd say this but they play an awful lot of Beck around here. I'm still trying to figure out if there is anything wrong with that.......
:music: :good-vibes:
why do beck songs always make me look at who it is? look look, dirty crook, stole your mama's pocketbook
Yep. Out next week or the week after that I believe.
Did someone say new?? :ask: Woo hoo indeed!! hiphopheart wrote:
A new Beck album? Woo hoo!
A new Beck album? Woo hoo!