Black Tambourine
By: Beck Hansen, Eugene Blacknell, The Dust Brothers
Written by: Beck Hansen, Eugene Blacknell, The Dust Brothers

Version Of: Black Tambourine

This Version:
 
Lyrics:
Black hearts in effigy
We sing a song that was hated
All dressed in rag and bones
Sharks smell the blood that I'm bleedin'
I know there's something wrong
Might take a fire to kill it
Might take a hurricane
Don't know what life that I'm livin'
Ohh ohh oh black tambourine
Ohh ohh oh black tambourine

My baby run to me
She lives in broken-down buildings
Can't pay the rent again
These spider webs are my home now
And when the sun is down
We'll shake and rattle our bodies
To keep it warm at night
My tambourine is still shaking
Ohh ohh oh black tambourine
Ohh ohh oh black tambourine

Doo doo doo doo

Black hearts in effigy
We sing a song that was hated
All dressed in rag and bones
Sharks smell the blood that I'm bleedin'
I know there's something wrong
Might take a fire to kill it
Might take hurricane
Don't know what life that I'm livin'
Black tambourine
Ohh ohh oh black tambourine

Doo doo doo doo
 
The Song:

"Black Tambourine" can be found on Guero.
 
Live:

Played live 278 times:
Earliest known live version: January 28, 2005
Latest known live version: November 7, 2017