MTV Makes Me Want to Smoke Crack
By: Beck Hansen
Written by: Beck Hansen

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Lyrics:
MTV makes me wanna smoke crack
Fall out of the window and I'm never comin' back
MTV makes me wanna get high
Can't get it right no matter how I try
Everything's perfect and everything's bright
And everyone's perky and everyone's uptight
I watch those videos, I watch them all day
And I plug 'em in my eyeballs...hey!
And the colors are nice and the pictures are nice
And the girls are nice, everything's so nice
MTV makes me wanna smoke crack
Fall out of the window and I'm never comin' back
MTV makes me wanna get high
Can't get a ride, can't get a ride
Can't get a ride, can't get a ride

Well, I work at the video store makin' change
And I'm countin' out the pennies, twistin' in my brain
Condos in the distance and smog in the air
No-one in the streets and no-one anywhere
And I drink when I drink and I eat from a can
And I'm standing by the microwave 'til I feel special!
And I'm checking out the furniture, I want to buy a sofa
I might buy a wheelchair and roll out of this town
And MTV made me wanna smoke crack
Fall out of the window and I'm never comin' back
MTV makes me wanna get high!
Can't get a ride, can't get a ride
Can't get a ride, can't get a ride
Can't get a ride, can't get a ride
MTV makes me wanna burn flesh
Have a little orgy down in that satellite dish
 
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Played live 8 times:
Earliest known live version: July 23, 1993
Latest known live version: July 6, 2013