Elliott Smith

The frozen tear melted here
between the man made lake and
the ice that wouldn't break
a drowning note fury wrote
that caused the earth to quake
confindence to shake
sorry my mistake
the sun rose high
and went screaming by and the
moon surveyed the scene
silent and serene
while cops set cones
around broken bones
saying for heaven's sake
what an obvious mistake
up came back down while
I was sewing up my stitch and
dreaming in the ditch soooo
sick of my sweet self and
everything I made
a friendly flare
flash midair there
was a twinkle in your eye
a smoke signing in the sky
I feel deep
in love asleep
looking wide awake
like a wave that wouldn't break
sorry my mistake


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