Where It's At
by Beck

Album: Odelay (1996)
Charted: 35 61
  • There's a destination a little up the road
    From the habitations and the towns we know
    A place we saw the lights turn low
    Jig-saw jazz and the get-fresh flow

    Pulling out jives and jamboree handouts
    Two turntables and a microphone
    Bottles and cans and just clap your hands and just clap your hands

    Where it's at
    I got two turntables and a microphone
    Where it's at
    I got two turntables and a microphone
    Where it's at
    I got two turntables and a microphone
    Where it's at
    I got two turntables and a microphone

    Take me home in my elevator bones!
    That was a good drum break

    Pick yourself up off the side of the road
    With your elevator bones and your whip-flash tones
    Members only, hyponotizers
    Move through the room like ambulance drivers
    Shine your shoes with your microphone blues
    Hirsutes with your parachute flutes
    Passing the dutchie from coast to coast
    Let the man Gary Wilson rock the most

    Where it's at
    I got two turntables and a microphone
    Where it's at
    I got two turntables and a microphone

    What about those who swing both ways: AC-DC's

    Two turntables and a microphone
    Two turntables and a microphone
    Two turntables and a microphone
    Two turntables and a microphone
    Two turntables and a microphone
    Two turntables and a microphone

    Where it's at
    I got two turntables and a microphone
    Where it's at
    I got two turntables and a microphone

    Oh, dear me. Make Out City is a two-horse town
    That's beautiful, Dad
    Get my microphone

    There's a destination a little up the road
    From the habitations and the towns we know
    A place we saw the lights turn low
    Jig-saw jazz and the get-fresh flow
    Pulling out jives and jamboree handouts
    Two turntables and a microphone
    Bottles and cans and just clap your hands and just clap your hands

    Where it's at
    I got two turntables and a microphone
    Where it's at
    I got two turntables and a microphone

    I got plastic on my mind
    Telephone plastic baby Writer/s: BECK HANSEN, JOHN ROBERT KING, MICHAEL S. SIMPSON
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • Cornflakes from Bfe, TnAnd yes, it was Bowie's "Diamond Dogs" that Beck covered.
  • Cornflakes from Bfe, TnYou can credit Mantronix for this one; Beck samples "Needle On The Groove" which contains the essential "Two turntables and a microphone" line that this song revolves around.
  • Justin from Green Bay, Wigreat song by beck. this was the second music video i saw of him after loser. he uses great imagery in all of his songs and i have total respect for him as a songwriter. his style is always changing and i see him as the present day david bowie. (i believe he did a cover of a bowie song)
  • Eddie from Philadelphia, WaNice song, but I'm a huge Beck fan so of course I dig it. We need to get Lost Cause up here. And we need to find out the names of the girls in the Loser video so we can do image searches of them. Did I sound creepy just then. Oops, I'm normal...really
  • Paul from Cincinnati, Oh"Where it's at" is not bad grammar...Anyway, my favorite line in the song is "Members Only hypnotizers move through the room like ambulance drivers." It's odd that I'm the first one to comment on this song whereas all his other songs have been commented on at least three songs...I've always liked this song- the organ part and the chorus line are the best parts. Also, it has extensive sampling in it and many random non-sequiters thrown in to keep it interesting. It is a little bit long for a single though. Another song I was surprised was not a bigger hit was Sexx Laws, which I thought was a cool song when it came out at the time. That was actually the first music video by Beck that I actually saw at the time it came out. There really were a ton of cool videos at that time...another one was Take A Picture by Filter..somebody needs to set up a SongFacts page for that classic. Anyway, that is all.
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