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Beck — Black Tambourine
Album: Guero
Avg rating:
7.2

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Total ratings: 206









Released: 2005
Length: 2:50
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Black hearts in effigy
We sing the song that was hated
All dressed like vagabonds
Sharks smell the blood that I'm bleedin'
I know there's something wrong
Might take a fire to kill it
Might take a hurricane
Don't know the life that I'm leavin'
Ohh ohh oh black tambourine
Ohh ohh oh black tambourine

My baby run to me
She lives in broken-down buildings
Can't pay the rent again
These spider webs are my home now
And when the sun is down
We'll shake and rattle our bodies
To keep it warm at night
My tambourine is still shaking
Ohh ohh oh black tambourine
Ohh ohh oh black tambourine

Doo doo doo doo

Black hearts in effigy
We sing the song that was hated
All dressed like vagabonds
Sharks smell the blood that I'm bleedin'
I know there's something wrong
Might take a fire to kill it
Might take a hurricane
Don't know the life that I'm leavin'
Black tambourine
Ohh ohh oh black tambourine
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That is great! For some reason I can't seem to rate songs for a while.  Duh!
 JeriF wrote:
Whoo-wee!  Sly Stone, then Thievery Corp, and now Beck! This set is definitely shakin' my tambourine!!  Thank you, Bill :)

 
{#Bananasplit}
Whoo-wee!  Sly Stone, then Thievery Corp, and now Beck! This set is definitely shakin' my tambourine!!  Thank you, Bill :)
 Otomi wrote:
Beck Diddley!

 
Yup! Big Bo Diddley influence on this one...I like it
reminds me of Bo Diddley style which i like
 
 Dosequis wrote:
Stupid  "song".

 
Stupid "comment". At least attempt to make a cogent statement as to why "Black Tambourine" is "stupid". I'm sure you can't but it might be humorous the read. 
Stupid  "song".
Beck is starting to creep over the threshold of my mind's music bunker, built to keep me safe from whiney BS... Pretty good tune, pretty odd musician.
 Sloggydog wrote:

Who cares?  Great song.  No interest in commercials.
 
I care.
More Beck
Beck Diddley!
 deepwoodskev wrote:
rWhat commercial was this used in?
 
Who cares?  Great song.  No interest in commercials.
rWhat commercial was this used in?
My second listen here on RP and I'm bumpin' to 8!!
I don't remember why I didn't like Beck when he first showed up, but now I can't get enough.  Great groove, great sound. Solid 8.

{#Dancingbanana}

(Dancing in the hallway outside RomeoTuna's hotel room)
Yet another song I have on my MP3 player with no idea how it got there.  I didn't like it at first, but it's growing on me a lot - kinda hard to stay still! {#Dancingbanana}
 pannaramma wrote:
so this must be the second time. Like it!
 
And this must be the third!
I like it too! 
 hcaudill wrote:
Can't believe this is the first time this has ever been played on RP.
  so this must be the second time. Like it!
Can't believe this is the first time this has ever been played on RP.
...not bad!..
{#Dancingbanana}Can't resist....everybody up on their desks dancing....

Underrated song on an epic album.  Good to see it in the rotation.
Never heard this song before, but I could tell it was Beck from the first few notes.  Digging it so far.