Everlasting Nothing
By: Beck Hansen
Written by: Beck Hansen

 
Lyrics:
Everlasting Nothing [Version (a)]:

When the answer is a question (or, turns into a question)
We're starting back where you began (or, I'll end up back where I began)
So it seems somewhere obsolete
In the everlasting nothing

Spent a long night in the slipstream
I thought I'd crash and burn when I came down
When I did, I found a friend to take me home
In the everlasting nothing

Peace I know, come and go
Like a soldier with no song
Should I try to get back home
To the everlasting nothing?

Though we're tired, keep on running
Though we're tired, keep on running
When you're tired, you'll find something
In the everlasting nothing

Though we're tired, keep on running
Though we're tired, keep on running
When you're tired, you'll find something
In the everlasting nothing

Spent a long night in the slipstream
I thought I'd crash and burn if I came down
When I did, I found a friend to take me home
In the everlasting nothing

Though we're tired, keep on running
Though we're tired, keep on running
When you're tired, you'll find something
In the everlasting nothing
 
The Song:

"Everlasting Nothing" is a song that Beck played live twice in September 2013. Both times were as part of his set at Station To Station events. Beck wrote a couple of the other songs specifically for that event ("Free Me" and "Wake Up"), so it's probably likely he wrote this one for it too. At this point, there seems to be no intention to release the songs.

The song does have a pretty great melody though, and I certainly hope it isn't lost forever. The live arrangement was pretty minimal, though a gospel choir was used on it as well. (The lyrics are a bit repetitive and could use a little more.)

Beck mentions a "slipstream" here, which also shows up in "Chemtrails."
 
Live:

Played live 2 times:
Earliest known live version: September 24, 2013
Latest known live version: September 26, 2013