Today's the day I realized
That I could be loved
It echoed though the park last night
He wasn't our son
He belonged to everyone

And this loss isn't good enough
For sorrow or inspiration
It's such a loss for the good guys
Afraid of this life
That it just is
Because everybody dies

And this loss isn't good enough
For sorrow or inspiration
It's such a loss for the good guys
Afraid of this life
That it just is
Everybody

And this loss isn't good enough
For sorrow or inspiration
It's such a loss for the good guys
Afraid of this life
That it just is
Because everybody dies


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    General Commenta wonderful eulogy in a sense to Elliot Smith. So depressing but yet uplifting at the same time, Only Rilo Kiley could pull it off. I think in a sense this song is just basically about how Eliot touched on so many lives and how this song can't really make up for a death but it's kind of a contribution to him or his spirit. Basically it's just an homage to Elliot Smith. Beautiful, just beautiful.
    Project_freakon October 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of the only songs that bring me to tears. Elliott Smith was such an amazing, talented person. I love how Rilo can take a simple song and put so much emotion and beauty into it.
    Rockin-Robinon February 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentProps to Rilo Kiley-beautiful song.
    Jenr404on August 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commenta wonderful song about a wonderful person.
    rival it seemson January 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti really like this song, and the meaning behind it makes it even better. when i first heard the song, though, i thought that it was an everyday person who wasn't all that special and didn't cause much disturbance with their death, but after hearing that this is about elliott smith, i'm confused because his death did cause a lot of sorrow and inspiration.
    Nikkibobon February 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI could be off base with this, but when she says, "this loss isn't good enough for sorrow or inspiration" and "it's such a loss for the good guys...that it just is," I believe she means that with Elliott's death someone can't just say it caused sorrow or inspiration. It was much more than that. She can't find words to describe how big a loss it is. Hence, ""it just is."
    Last Exit to MPLSon February 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgood point. i hadn't thought of it that way, Last Exit to MPLS. thanks.
    Nikkibobon April 23, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"This loss isn't good enough for sorrow or inspiration..."

    In other words, what a WASTE. We miss you, Elliott.
    drucifer23on August 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOh, Elliott...
    elleonon October 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing.
    I may be hugely daft to ask, but considering I don't know a ton about Elliot Smith, how is it obvious that this song is about him?
    Checkerpigon November 02, 2006   Link

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