Summer Song Of The Day: Mr. E's Beautiful Blues

by CARSON GRIFFITH · June 29, 2009

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Artist: Eels

Song: Mr. E's Beautiful Blues

We're not going to pretend it's the super intellectual lyrics that make us love this Eels song (it's not... obviously). But it could have something to do with the catchy chorus or the easy rhymes - not to mention the head bopping tune that makes you feel like you shouldn't be caught dead walking around without a pair of sunglasses on.

LYRICS:

The smokestack spitting black soot into the sooty sky The load on the road brings a tear to the indian's eye The elephant won't forget what it's like inside his cage The ringmaster's telecaster sings on an empty stage

Goddamn right it's a beautiful day Goddamn right it's a beautiful day

The girl with the curls and the sweet pink ribbon in her hair She's crawling out her window 'cause her daddy He just don't care Come on

Goddamn right it's a beautiful day Goddamn right it's a beautiful day

The clown with the frown driving down to the sidewalk fair Finger on the trigger let me tell you gave us quite a scare

Goddamn right it's a beautiful day Goddamn right it's a beautiful day

The kids flip their lids when their ids hear that crazy sound My neighbor digs the flavor still he's moving to another town And I don't believe he'll come back

Goddamn right it's a beautiful day Goddamn right it's a beautiful day

Well i don't know how you take in all the shit you see No don't believe anyone and most of all Don't believe me Believe you

Goddamn right it's a beautiful day Goddamn right it's a beautiful day