Oh Oh Oh [Version (a)]:
There's a horse tied to my ankle, a dog hanging off my elbow
A dirty old ashtray comin' out of my mouth
They stuff me with straw and dress me up like a scarecrow
And the birds going crazy in my face
And I said, "oh oh ooooooooh!"
Well I was covered with honey and stuck under a beehive
I was thrown out in the bullring all dressed in red
The way things have been going lately
I think I was better off dead
I said, "oh oh ooooooh"
I crossed my hands together in prayer
Angels came down and told me it was no good
I said, "What the hell do you think you even know?"
"I'm only trying to believe in God"
I said, "oh oh ohhh"
This song can be found on a tape from around 1990. Informally recorded, it seems to be a house party of sorts, with Beck and some friends sitting around singing songs.
Most songs they sing are old folk songs, but this seems to be an early Beck original. It certainly reads like an early Beck song with the ashtrays, scarecrows and woe-is-me situations. "The birds going crazy in my face" line reminds me of one of my favorite Beck lines, in "Girl Dreams"' "the birds are insane flapping all about."