Gigantic
By: Black Francis, Kim Deal
Original Performance: The Pixies
Written by: Black Francis, Kim Deal

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Lyrics:
Gigantic [Live version (a)]:

from Pixies' original:

And this I know
His teeth as white as snow
What a gas it was to see him
Walk her every day into a shady place
With her lips she said,
Hey Paul, hey Paul, hey Paul
Let's have a ball
Hey Paul, hey Paul, hey Paul
Let's have a ball
Hey Paul, hey Paul, hey Paul
Let's have a ball

Gigantic, gigantic, gigantic
A big, big love
Gigantic, gigantic, gigantic
A big, big love

Lovely legs, they're a
What a big black mess
What a hunk of love
We walk her every day into a shady place
It's dark, but I'd want him
Hey Paul, hey Paul, hey Paul
Let's have a ball
Hey Paul, hey Paul, hey Paul
Let's have a ball
Hey Paul, hey Paul, hey Paul
Let's have a ball

Gigantic, gigantic, gigantic
A big, big love
Gigantic, gigantic, gigantic
A big, big love
 
The Song:

"Gigantic" is a song by the Pixies, found on their 1988 album, Surfer Rosa.

Beck played it live one time, apparently. I don't know of a recording, but the song was mentioned here. It was a tiny show, at a coffee shop in El Paso, and Beck played "Gigantic" to open.

Beck has also covered Pixies' "Wave Of Mutilation" on stage a few times.

Also once, in talking about the dark lyrics of "Girl," Beck referred to the Pixies: "Originally, the lyrics to 'Girl' were really upbeat, and then it didn't work for me somehow. You need the dichotomy. If you're doing something happy and light, you need the shadows. That was something that the Pixies did so well. Frank Black is a genius at these happy songs, and then you listen to the lyrics and they're based on (Spanish film director Luis) Bunuel films of cows' eyes getting cut."
 
Live:

Played live once:
September 25, 2008