Nausea is the first single from Beck's 2006 album The Information. It reached number thirteen on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.
The song appears in the 2010 film Repo Men.
"Nausea" is sort of a funky acoustic song on record with lots of percussion. Beck said he wanted the song "to sound like The Stooges in South America." On stage, it is much punkier, more pure Stooges.
Beck said the music for this song…
Now I'm a seasick sailor on a ship of noise
I got my maps all backwards and my instincts poisoned
In a truth blown gutter full of wasted years
Like blown-out speakers ringin' in my ears