Elliott Smith

The question is wouldn't mama be proud?

There's a silver lining in the corporate cloud

And the pretty post that you're taking as an NCO

Of the great pretender

I should sure think so

Wouldn't mama be proud

"Can I take your order?" asked the heavenly host

Ticket to the jet stream blowing coast to coast

The long stemmed glasses, a movie and a pleasant dream in mid-air

"You gotta tell me quickly, 'cause we're almost there"

Wouldn't mama be proud?

Pointed out of the window at the sky gone black

"Kid, you're on the right track"

If i send you postcards from the side of the road

Photographs of moving parts about to implode

If I crawl to keep it together like you say you know I can do

To transmit a moment from me to you

Wouldn't mama be proud?

Wouldn't mama be proud?

Wouldn't mama be proud?


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