Nicotine & Gravy
By: Beck Hansen
Written by: Beck Hansen

Version Of: Nicotine & Gravy

This Version:
  • Nicotine & Gravy (5:12)
    Available on Midnite Vultures and 2 other releases.
    Credits
    David Campbell: Arrangement (Strings), Viola
    Herb Peterson: Banjo
    Justin Meldal-Johnsen: Bass, Keyboard / Synthesizer
    Larry Corbett: Cello
    Roger Joseph Manning Jr.: Clavinet, Keyboard / Synthesizer, Piano
    Mickey Petralia: Engineer, Mix, Producer, Programming
    Beck Hansen: Guitar, Keyboard / Synthesizer, Mix, Piano, Producer, Programming, Vocals
    Michael Patterson: Mix
    David Brown: Saxophone (Tenor)
    DJ Swamp: Scratching
    David Ralicke: Trombone
    Jon Birdsong: Trumpet
    Eve Butler: Violin / Fiddle
    Joel Derouin: Violin / Fiddle
    Arnold McCuller: Vocals (Background)
    Valerie Pinkton: Vocals (Background)
 
Lyrics:
I'll be your chauffeur on a midnight drive
It takes a miracle just to survive
Buried animals call your name
You keep on sleeping through the poignant rain
I think we're goin' crazy
Her left eye is lazy
She looks so Israeli
Nicotine and gravy

I'll feed you fruit that don't exist
I'll leave graffiti where you've never been kissed
I'll do your laundry, massage your soul
I'll turn you over to the highway patrol
I think we're goin' crazy
Her left eye is lazy
She looks so Israeli
Nicotine and gravy

Na na na na na na na...

I think we're goin' crazy
Things don't even faze me
Her left eye is lazy
Nicotine and gravy
Miracles amaze me
She looks so Israeli
Love the way she plays me
Think I'm going crazy

I don't want to die tonight
I don't want to die tonight
I don't want to die tonight
I don't want to die tonight
You're something special, or so it seems. . .
I don't want to mess up my outfit tonight!
Ahh!

I'll be your chauffeur on a midnight drive
It takes a miracle just to survive
Buried animals call your name
You keep on sleeping through the poignant rain
I think we're goin' crazy
Her left eye is lazy
Things don't even faze me
Nicotine and gravy
Miracles amaze me
She looks so Israeli
Love the way she plays me
Nicotine and gravy
 
Live:

Played live 244 times:
Earliest known live version: January 25, 2000
Latest known live version: August 14, 2014