Elliott Smith

seen you watching
her every time she crosses the floor
so just go and talk to
someone you really adore
i'm getting pretty used to being
the one you always ignore
when somebody wants you
i've seen it before

you're every kind of color
there ain't nothing that you won't claim
your ambition and promise
and your addiction to fame
and everyone's got a dollar
sign after their name
when somebody wants you
you treat 'em just the same

so go on and pick up
you don't care what poison you choose
or what person you'll use
should've been me, yeah
shouldn't it be?

crushing quiet
crawls in through your window
from someone who wants you
but you'll never know
i'll pick up around you
clear everything out
leave you where i found you
i figured you out


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