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Riff: Beck – “Dreams”

Oct 17, 2017

Now can these broken wings free me/About a light-year from reality/If you want to fall in a dream/You could put the weight right onto me

from Dreams lyrics by Beck

After a brief lull, he shakes off the rust and gets his groove back. It’s an amalgam of garage rock, pop and soul; a feeding frenzy for a versatile artist like Beck. The jolt of energy has him doing back flips, and the smooth talker that once was dormant is out in full form. While he’s ready for a new adventure he can’t help but look back and curb his enthusiasm. An older, wiser Beck.

 

Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Hi-Fructose, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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