Too Many Blues
By: Beck Hansen

Written by: Beck Hansen

  1. Too Many Blues (1:30)
    Available on We Like Folk... Who Cares... Destroy Us and 1 other release.
    Beck Hansen: Guitar (Acoustic), Vocals
Too Many Blues [Version (a)]:

I have many blues
But these are my main blues
'Cause of the things you do
I get these blues from you
If I could write a book
You'd burn and let it cook
If I could duck and hide
You would bite off my thigh
I got a collection
Of constant rejection
I try not to mention
Your bad intention
You don't have a cure
Your life is too secure
My life is still a blur
I didn't know what you were
But I'm happy to tell it
You probably smell it
Smoke from a burning pan
The Song:

We Like Folk, an early tape from 1991 or 1992, contained a song called "Too Many Blues." It remains unheard.

Fortunately, an alternate version of Don't Get Bent Out Of Shape was recently discovered. One of the songs had the lyrics above, which could logically be "Too Many Blues." Possibly it's a different song, but for now, we'll consider them the same.

Anyway, this track is a short folk song, with some pretty nice lyrics about the blues. "I got a collection of constant rejection / I try not to mention your bad intention" sounds great. The whole song sounds very natural.