Ramshackle
By: Beck Hansen
Written by: Beck Hansen

Version Of: Ramshackle

This Version:
  • Ramshackle (4:46)
    Available on Odelay.
    Credits
    Charlie Haden: Bass
    Beck Hansen: Guitar (Acoustic), Vocals
    Rob Schnapf: Mix, Producer
    Tom Rothrock: Mix, Producer
    Joey Waronker: Percussion
 
Lyrics:
You've been so long
Your blind eyes are gone
Your old bones are on their own
So take off your coat
Put a song in your throat
Let the dead beats pound all around
We will go nowhere we know
We don't have to talk at all
Hand-me-downs, flypaper towns
Stuck together one and all

The bargains you've dragged
Buckets and bags
And all your belongings
Your train's in the sand
Ramshackle land
Let the rats watch the races
We will go nowhere we know
'Til we found our one and all
Hand-me-downs, flypaper towns
Stuck together one and all

Praises get spent
Your trick faces bent
Pig sties and prizes
'Cause there's no kind of wealth
You're shooting yourself
You leave yourself behind
We will go nowhere we know
'Til we found our one and all
Your hand-me-downs, flypaper towns
Stuck together one and all
 
Live:

Played live 12 times:
Earliest known live version: August 21, 1996
Latest known live version: August 17, 2002