Slimy Power Chick [Version (a)]:
Sparkly fog of connections, relations in everything that happens
It's all ambiguous, you can't get to the end of anything
Fish taco on my plate!
She's been calling me every day!
I'm a big believer, she's a deciever
Now she's spreading herself too thin
Go to dinner, chicken salad sandwich
She gets bitchy and I can't make the grade
I'm sucked in, I'm weak in the knees
I got lo-fat chicken disease
She senses fear like a wanderin' Jew
She runs free as a shrink in judgment
Oh no no no! Yea!
She's scared 'cause I'm ok
I don't need to cry on my pillow
Now my friend's putting down the gridlock
Is she slimy? Is she lying to me?
Is she using my natural attraction
To cut a picture of a shiny illusions?
Is it all lame? Power on a void
Broken coffin is taken to extremes
This song is one of the newly discovered (2001) outtakes from the Golden Feelings
album. Beck recorded a bunch of songs for the album, and had to cut some. This was one of the ones cut. Musically, it's nothing groundbreaking -- the lo-fi heavy metal roar is a side of Beck that sometimes takes some getting used to.
Beck, in fine Dylan-esque fashion, paints a fairly bitter picture of this "slimy power chick." I get the impression it's about a meeting between Beck and a prospective agent or manager or something, but it's probably just completely made up. He does go into fine detail about what they're eating (fish tacos and chicken salad sandwiches). The "chick" is judging him constantly - "I can't make the grade," "she senses fear" - but by the end he realizes it's lame and he's being used.