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HAPPINESS
Elliott Smith


Activity's killing the actor

And a cop's standing out in the road

Turning traffic away

There was nothing she could do until after

When his body'd been buried below

Way back in the day


Oh my, nothing else could've been done

He made his life a lie

So he might never have to know anyone

Made his life the lie you know


I told him he shouldn't upset her

And that he'd only be making it worse

Involving somebody else

But I knew that he'd never forget her

While her memory worked in reverse

To keep her safe from herself


And oh my, nothing else could've been done

She made her life a lie

So she might never have to know anyone

Made her life the lie you know


What I used to be will pass away and then you'll see

That all I want now is happiness for you and me

What I used to be will pass away and then you'll see

That all I want now is happiness for you and me

What I used to be will pass away and then you'll see

That all I want now is happiness for you and me

ELLIOTT SMITH

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