Riff: Beck – “Square One”

Oct 17, 2017

On the road to Valhalla/Karma riding shotgun with drama/It’s all a part of the plan when you’re lost in the world/And you’re going down hard for the girl

from Square One lyrics by Beck

After trudging through miles of hell, he finally sees the light at the end of the tunnel. It’s been a long journey, but his positive attitude has sustained him; keeping him from going completely under. He’s back at square one, and he’s beaming with optimism. But before taking that first step he’s taking a survey of all that has transpired so he won’t foolishly make the same mistakes again.


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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