"Between the Bars" as written by and Steven P. Smith....
Drink up, baby
Stay up all night
Things you could do
You won't, but you might

The potential you'll be
You'll never see
Promises you'll only make
Drink up with me now
And forget all about
Pressure of days
Do what I say
And I'll make you okay
And drive them away
Images stuck in your head

People you've been before
That you don't want around anymore
That push and shove and won't bend to your will
I'll keep them still

Drink up, baby
Look at the stars
And I'll kiss you again
Between the bars
Where I'm seeing you there
With your hands in the air
Waiting to finally be caught

Drink up one more time
And I'll make you mine
And keep you apart
Deep in my heart
Separate from the rest
Where I like you the best
Keep the things you forgot

The people you've been before
That you don't want around anymore
That push and shove and won't bend to your will
I'll keep them still


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"Between the Bars" as written by Steven P. Smith

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  • +2
    General CommentThis place truly is full of snobby bastards. "I LOVE HIS MUSIC MORE THAN YOU DO!!!"

    Get the fuck over yourself.

    But yeah, this versions amazing, do prefer the original, but that's unsurprising, Elliott was a god.
    luvdon May 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is beautiful. I love it just as much as the original recording by Elliot Smith. Its a sad and lonely piece about the heartache of alcholism...

    "drink up babe, look at the stars
    And I'll kiss you again
    Between bars
    Where I'm seeing you there
    Hands in the air
    Waiting to finally be caught"
    guitarchikon May 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis version of Elliot Smiths melancholic song is just absolutely breathtaking
    Madeleine Peyrouxs moody vocal and the jazzy beat go perfect with the bittersweet lyrics.
    I heard it for the first time yesterday, by coincidence and I just fell in love with it instantly.
    I’m defiantly getting her album as quick as possible.
    Tyler2004durdenon January 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI find it sad that, thats all you have to say.
    Tyler2004durdenon February 22, 2006   Link
  • -2
    General Commentproposals got a point ...
    jermyon August 23, 2006   Link
  • -3
    General CommentWhat else is there to say? If I want to decipher the lyrics, I'll do it on Elliott's page, because you know, he actually wrote the lyrics. She does a nice adaptation, but if you guys are going to comment on Elliott, at least spell his name correctly.
    proposalson March 19, 2006   Link
  • -4
    General CommentI find it funny that neither of you spelled Elliott Smith's named correctly.
    proposalson February 14, 2006   Link

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