Threshold
By: Beck Hansen

Written by: Beck Hansen

Versions:
  1. Threshold (1:43)
    Available on Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
    Credits
    Brian Lebarton: Bass, Drums
    Beck Hansen: Guitar (Electric), Vocals
  2. Threshold (Sex Bob-Omb version) (1:47)
    Credits
    Brian Lebarton: Bass, Drums
    Beck Hansen: Guitar (Electric)
    Mark Webber: Vocals
  3. Katayanagi Twins vs. Sex Bob-Omb (3:10)
    Available on Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: Original Score.
 
Lyrics:
Threshold [Version (a)]:

This is the beginning of the song

I hear voices, animal noises
The creme de la creme, the feminine abyss
I'm reaching my threshold
Staring at the truth 'til I'm blind

My body's stupid, my stereo putrid
Spilling out music into raw sewage
Reaching my threshold
Staring at the truth 'til I'm blind

My threshold
My threshold
Reaching my threshold

I hear voices, animal noises
The creme de la creme, the feminine abyss
Reaching my threshold
Staring at the truth 'til I'm blind

My threshold
I explode

Reaching my threshold
My threshold
My threshold
My threshold
 
The Song:

In the movie Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, there are a number of bands. One band is called Sex Bob-Omb, and Beck wrote the music that it plays in the film.

For the movie, Beck wrote and recorded a bunch of tracks. He then re-recorded a handful of them to be used as Sex Bob-Omb songs, which were sung by one of the actors in the band. 4 of the actor-sung songs are on the soundtrack. But 3 of Beck's originals are included as bonus tracks. "Threshold" is one of the ones where both have been released.

In typical self-deprecatory fashion, Beck was embarrassed by this song: "I mostly felt bad because there were so many mistakes in that song. Itís much easier to learn to play something that has consistency. But almost every song is a first take, and completely unrehearsed. I was proud that some of the bad notes were left in there. I think things tend to get scrubbed for Hollywood films, but this was relatively less-polished."

Also, Beck played it live once in 2009, over a year before the soundtrack was released.
 
Live:

Played live once:
March 11, 2009