Elliott Smith

you can go
anytime you want

i won't barge
it hurts to much

to stay
and promise you i'll be

better to you
better to me

i know how you said i could buy you freedom
with a drink to you
cause you made it true
and i hate people a through z
everything, everything

you busy trying to be nice
i've never asked for advice

i know the hand always pushed you away
well it should

if you be discreet
i'll admit a defeat

you could go
but i'll say what i should

i'm doing okay, pretty good


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