Lawnmower [Version (a)]:
Pick a pocket, fill a shoe
She was living in a bad moon
The truth is naked when it's around
Like a creature under the ground
She been hiding keys to the car
Yeah yeah now what we are
Gettin' us home now in a lawnmower
Throw those pictures down the lane
She got scissors in my brain
She likes lightning, she talked free
Pull my hair out and give it to me
"Lawnmower" is the title of the last song listed on the We Like Folk demo tape.
has a line about mowing the lawn in it, and is old. Might they be the same?
A recent discovery of an alternate version of Don't Get Bent Out Of Shape has a song with the above lyrics. Due to the line about the lawnmower, I have attached this title to it. It is possible, I guess, that the We Like Folk "Lawnmower" is something else, and that this is a different song. Don't know for sure yet though, but for now, we'll treat them as the same.
Either way, this song is a pretty tune, clearly based off another old Beck track "Gettin' Home
." The blues-y fingerpicking is similar, and so is Beck's vocal melody. I'm guessing this was an improvisation of the "Gettin' Home" framework.