Elliott Smith

something came from nothing today
while i was saying no

so don't you knock on my door
cause i can't answer you anymore

absence makes the heart grow far
stayin' away from the people

was a question before
but i can't answer you anymore

stepped to the sea ?
i did everything right
for somebody that does everything wrong

so i go from coast to coast
over the hawthorne bridge

to the one i adore
you asked me what i'm looking for
but i can't answer you anymore
no i can't answer you anymore


Steven Paul "Elliott" Smith (August 6, 1969 – October 21, 2003) was an American songwriter and musician. Smith was born in Omaha, Nebraska, raised primarily in Texas, and resided for a significant portion of his life in Portland, Oregon, where he first gained popularity. His primary instrument was the guitar, but he was also proficient at piano, clarinet, bass, drums and harmonica. Smith had a distinctive vocal style characterized by his "whispery, spiderweb-thin delivery" and use of multi-tracking to create vocal harmonies. ... Read More