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Beck: Loser Meaning

Song Released: 1994


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Loser Lyrics

In the time of chimpanzees I was a monkey
Butane in my veins and I’m out to cut the junkie
With the plastic eyeballs, spray-paint the vegetables
Dog food stalls with the beefcake pantyhose
Kill the headlights and put it in neutral
Stock car...

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    anonymous
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    Apr 16th 2007 report

    This was Beck's attempt to sound like Chuck D. It only took him like 10 minutes to write. It's just a bunch of rhyming words. He says, "I'm a loser baby, so why don't you kill me" as a way to poke fun at his bad rapping.

  2. anonymous
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    Oct 12th report

    I cannot believe everyone thinks this is random words.

    He is talking about life on the road being part of a stock car put crew.
    Examples, cause the entire song is relevant. Are as follows.
    Chimpanzees are smart, monkeys follow directions.
    Ie he is the dumb ass kid in the group. Reno with a vitC ,that is a car, sponsored by sunny delight racing in Reno, Nevada.
    Cut the headlights and put it in neutral, loser with the cruise control,ie why are we racing I am behind a guy I can't pass but who is going super slow and non aggressive. I might as well stop and coast.

    Lines like get crazy with the cheese wiz, are the crew playing pranks on each other and he doesn't have a place to sleep except some old unused couches so he picks the love seat instead of the larger, more used and presumably more worn out, full size one.

    The entire song is like this.

  3. anonymous
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    Dec 15th 2020 report

    Beefcake pantyhose is a reference to a commercial made by Joe Namath after Super Bowl III. He wore pantyhose in the commercial and it was considered pretty risque' at the time.

  4. Bruno20051012
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    Jul 25th 2020 report

    To me in my perspective, he said no what he does he sucks at everything. His life is messed up and nothing goes right. also, The inspiration for him calling himself a loser was his attempt at trying to fuse rock with rap, and discovering that he was really bad at it, and so he sings "I'm a loser, baby, so why don't you kill me?" And the rest of the song's content floated easily as he keeps moping about how he is an outcast to society. Just like me. :-([. Like the song, though.



  5. anonymous
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    Apr 11th 2020 report

    In a time of chimpanzee i was a monkey he want to say when everybody was mature he was having fun or he was dumb maybe be child
    With a plastic eye balls spray paint the vegetables he was playing with dolls and toys when he was kid .
    He was in a competition where he loses with someone if he is he a loser why dont they kill him becaz everybody knows he is a tough guy.

  6. anonymous
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    Jan 2nd 2018 report

    It is a song about "Huffing" addiction :p

  7. anonymous
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    Mar 23rd 2012 report

    It's true. This song has no real meaning. The song is an intended joke.

  8. anonymous
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    Mar 11th 2012 report

    I'm suprised not one person knows marijuana is processed into hash with Butane....Hash, is sometimes known as "Wax"...there are obscure references like this throughout that I don't have time to go through...but it is NOT jibberish.

  9. anonymous
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    Jan 10th 2012 report

    "My time is a piece of wax, fallen on a termite, that's chokin on the splinters."

    Obviously, he spends all his time with women who crave wood. Duh!

  10. anonymous
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    Dec 10th 2011 report

    This song is, in fact about a relationship, but instead of it crumbling, It's going well, beck wonders why this happens and contemplates why she doesn't try to break up with him

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  11. anonymous
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    Dec 23rd 2010 report

    Quit trying to find meanings cause they are none... duh.

  12. anonymous
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    Oct 20th 2008 report

    It means just being an outsider

  13. lalala
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    Jul 10th 2008 report

    I think that he was tripping on acid. and the songs about what he saw on his trip

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  14. anonymous
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    Feb 29th 2008 report

    It is really about his failure to rap well like chuck D....after making an ass of himself in the studio trying to rap, he produced I'm a Loser, Baby in like 15 minutes....he then asserted it to instruments and random noises like he always does.....yoooo

  15. anonymous
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    Sep 3rd 2007 report

    I heard him and the producer made like a mad lib out of it and each wrote lyrics but left out random nouns, verbs, etc. and then they did mad libs and filled in the blanks...either that or they were stoned

  16. anonymous
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    Jul 19th 2007 report

    To me he saying no what he does he sucks at everything. His life is messed up and nothing goes right.

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