Just One Of The Guys
By: Jenny Lewis

Written by: Jenny Lewis

Versions:
  1. Just One Of The Guys (3:52)
    Available on The Voyager.
    Credits
    Beck Hansen: Producer, Vocals (Background)
    Jenny Lewis: Vocals
 
Lyrics:
Just One Of The Guys [Version (a)]:

All our friends, they're gettin' on
But the girls are still staying young
If I get caught being rude in a conversation
With a child bride on her summer vacation

No matter how hard I try to be just one of the guys
There's a little something inside that won't let me
No matter how hard I try to have an open mind
There's a little voice inside that prevents me

How I live, it got me here
Locked in this bathroom full of tears
And I have begged for you and I have borrowed
But I've been the only sister to my own sorrow

No matter how hard I try to be just one of the guys
There's a little something inside that won't let me
No matter how hard I try to have an open mind
There's a little clock inside that keeps ticking

There's only one difference
Between you and me
When I look at myself all I can see
I'm just another lady without a baby

No matter how hard I try to be just one of the guys
There's a little something inside that won't let me
No matter how hard I try to have an open mind
There's a little cop inside that prevents me

I'm not gonna break for you
I'm not gonna pray for you
I'm not gonna pay for you
That's not what ladies do
 
The Song:

Beck produced the song "Just One Of The Guys" for Jenny Lewis' terrific 2014 album, The Voyager. (It is the only song Beck had part of on this album.)

There are some video clips of the song on Youtube of Jenny performing the song back in 2010. Beck did work with her a few years prior to 2014, but it is not clear if this song is from that work or a later session.

Jenny explained that the song came about during a "relaxing visit" to Beck's studio at his home in Malibu. "The whole experience was super laid-back walking on the beach, talking about movies, the Rolling Stones, and French pop music. It was just very mellow and lovely," she remembered.

This is the only song Beck worked on that Lewis has released, but she has opened his tours and sung with him live a number of times. It would be thrilling if they made more music together sometime!