Who Sang Rags to Rags? EELS

EELS Beautiful Freak cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1996-8-5
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock/Indie Rock
length: 3:54
producer: E
membranophone: Butch
lead vocals: E
mixer: Mike Simpson
engineer: Matt Thorne, Amir Derakh and Jim Jacobsen
bass: Tommy Walter
background vocals: Tommy Walter and Butch
mastering: Stephen Marcussen
guitar & Wurlitzer electric piano: E
Lyrics
There's a spider crawling on the bathroom mirror
Right on top of my right eye
And I can't stop staring back
How did I get this way?
Take a big look at a living lie

Rags to rags and rust to rust
How do you stand when you've been crushed?
So rags to riches was a bust

Sometimes I dream about it what it's like back home
The railroad tracks and the ***** willow
But I had to leave it and I go back
Whenever my tired head hits the pillow

Rags to rags and rust to rust
How do you stand when you've been crushed?
So rags to riches was a bust

Busted once again
But I'll show them one day
That I can buy and sell the world

One day I'll come through with my American dream
But it won't mean a ****ing thing

Rags to rags and rust to rust
How do you stand when you've been crushed?
So rags to rags and rust to rust (don't let me go)
Rags to rags and rust to rust (don't let me go)
Rags to rags and rust to rust (don't let me go)

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Novocaine for the Soul
  • 2 Susan’s House
  • 3 Rags to Rags
  • 4 Beautiful Freak
  • 5 Not Ready Yet
  • 6 My Beloved Monster
  • 7 Flower
  • 8 Guest List
  • 9 Mental
  • 10 Spunky
  • 11 Your Lucky Day in Hell
  • 12 Manchild