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Hell Yes Lyrics - Beck


Soundtrack: How to Date Billy Walsh

Song Lyrics

Hell Yes Song Lyrics


[Verse]
Looking for my place
On assembly lines
Fake prizes
Risin out of the bombholes
Skeleton boys hyped up on purple
Smoke rings blow from across the disco
Bank notes burn like broken equipment
Lookin for shelter readjust your position
Thought control ghost written confessions
Two dimensions dumb your head down
Duck don't look now company missiles
Power is raunchy rent-a-cops are watching
Makin their dreams out of paper mache
Cliche wasted hate taste tested

Hell yes I'm movin this way I'm doin this thing
(please enjoy)
Hell yes I'm turnin it on
I'm workin my legs hell yes
I'm callin you out I'm switchin my plates
(please enjoy)
Hell yes
I'm cleanin the floor my beat is correct

Stretched to the limit attention spans
Snap back retract collapse into laugh tracks
Noise response applause and hand claps
Floodgates open to the sound of the rainbow
Breaking points on the verge of pointless
Fools anointed to the followers fanfare
Look for the common not superficial
Code red cola war conformity crisis
Perfunctory idols rewriting their bibles
With magic markers running out of their ink
Lives in white out
Turn the lights out
Fax machine anthems get your damn hands up

Hell yes I'm movin this way I'm doin this thing
(please enjoy)
Hell yes I'm turnin it on I'm workin my legs
Hell yes I'm callin you out I'm switchin my plates
(please enjoy)
Hell yes
I'm cleanin the floor
My beat is correct

(I like your bass)
Yes
(your beat is nice)
Yes

Hell yes
Hell yes
Hell yes
Hell yes
Yes


April, 30th 2024

Song Facts:



  • Genre: Alternative Rock, Electronica

  • Lyricist: Beck

  • Composers: Beck

  • Soundtrack: Featured in the soundtrack for "How to Date Billy Walsh"


Artist Info:


Beck Hansen, mononymously known as Beck, is an American musician critically acclaimed for his unmatched, colossal, and diversified craftsmanship. It was in this time of the early '90s when Beck emerged into the music scenes with his lo-fi genre-swapping style that merged rock, folk, hip-hop, electronic, and alternative musics. His gift for pushing against musical lines while still keeping a defined sound has won him critical plaudits and a mixed fanbase. His lyrics often include a mixture of irony, surrealism, and melancholy, reflecting an experimental musical style. He has received many awards during his career and still remains an influence for many diverse musical genres and musicians.

Annotations and Meaning:


Beck injects his brilliant pastiche of electronic sounds and hip-hop sensibility into his "Hell Yes," a buoyant and mocking take on today's consumer and corporate culture. The song lyrics itself mix sardonic observations and the surreal image of "assembly lines," "fake prizes," and "bank notes burning like broken equipment," signifying a society much preoccupied with production and consumption.
The consistently and repeatedly chanted "hell yes" could be an ironic affirmation—taking a jibe at the hyper word "yes" often seen in consumer behavior or the business culture. The repeating line accentuates the theme of hesitance and sarcastic affirmation towards the existing state.
This is best exemplified in lyrics such as "Skeleton boys hyped up on purple / Smoke rings blow from across the disco," a few of a quite careless hedonism that would create an almost opposite to the far more dystopian imagery of surveillance and control like "rent-a-cops are watching" and "thought control ghost written confessions." Such juxtapositions point out the superficiality and artificiality that are characteristics of these social and economic relations.

The call to "Look for the common not superficial" is almost a quest for the heart and real human connection among all the chaos and superficiality of the modern world. The fragmented and disjunctive language of Beck perfectly renders the incoherent and often contradictory impulses served up by today's media and culture.

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