Send A Message To Her
By: Beck Hansen, John King, Mike Simpson

Written by: Beck Hansen, John King, Mike Simpson

Alternate Titles:

a.k.a. Dance

Versions:
  1. Send A Message To Her (4:31)
    Available on Guero.
    Credits
    Beck Hansen: Bass, Bass (Moog), Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Vocals
    The Dust Brothers: Beats
  2. Send A Message To Her (Leaked Version) (4:26)
    Available on Guero.
Unofficial Versions: [show/hide]
  1. A Shelter For Beck (5:45)
    Credits
    Beck Hansen: Mashed
    Circuit: Mashed
    Crystal Water: Mashed
    Smartmuzik: Remix (Mashup)
 
 
Lyrics:
Send A Message To Her [Version (a)]:

Get up, son, hit your head like a drum
Weeds are all growin' in vain
Too much time, I got too much time
Living in a waste of space

Take yourself, don't break yourself
It's all gonna be okay
Get used to it, don't lose your head
It's all gonna be the same

She knows
Send a message to her
She knows
She knows
Get a message to her
She knows

Na na na na na na
Send a message to her
Na na na na na na
Na na na na na na
Send a message to her
Na na na na na na

Now kill it dead, but don't let it die
There's a price sittin' on your head
Face it down, don't turn it around
Unless you want to be where you've been

Take yourself, don't break yourself
It's all gonna be okay
Get used to it, don't lose your head
It's all gonna be the same

She knows
Send a message to her
She knows
She knows
Get a message to her
She knows

Na na na na na na
Send a message to her
Na na na na na na

Na na na na na na
Send a message to her
Na na na na na na

Na na na na na na
Send a message to her
Na na na na na na

Na na na na na na
Send a message to her
Na na na na na na

I spell out my name
In cigarettes and knives
Trying to see her
Give her a message
On a dirty window
Trying to see her

I've been stripping the days
Off the sidewalk and pavement
The walls are all white
And we're painting them whiter
For the zigzag mainline
My radio's plastic
And I've tasted the fodder
Of a saccharine ending
Day job, pay phone, one in a trillion
And the typecast heathen
With a future all rancid
Something to believe
Something to believe
Something to believe
Something to believe
That nothing hurts your feelings
 
The Song:

"Send A Message To Her" is a bonus track from the deluxe version of Guero. It is a fun, constantly changing track, with a lot of different sections to it.

Lyrically, it feels pretty sparse to me, Beck stringing a lot of couplets together. There's a lot of hopelessness in the song: weeds grow in vain, waste of space, painting white walls whiter, day jobs, rancid futures. There is not much more to add to it all than that.
 
Live:

Played live 7 times:
Earliest known live version: May 29, 2005
Latest known live version: November 1, 2006

GUERO EUROPE TOUR

Beck, announcing they had just begun rehearsing this song, played "Send A Message To Her" for the first time on May 29, 2005. He did it a few other times that summer.

Then once in the fall of 2005 and again a full year later in fall of 2006.
 
Notes: