as i was saying
i know that i’m one of the few who got
away from you
steven smith , we all lose
one look at you
and they’re suddenly covered in
shrapnel too
it’s true, most die in your bedroom

all the time i’m getting shot
oh, barrels roll and hammers drop
come on now
grab that gun and we’ll go drive
around
until there’s no sound

come on
let’s go
i said i am driving and i am driving
its true, i’ve got something for you

when everything is quiet
the ringing in our ears will be awfully
violent
and then there will be silence
then there will be silence


Lyrics submitted by nevermind_03__

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    General CommentDelusional?! LOL You're delusional if you believe that Wikipedia is the world's most reliable source of information. The Organ are massive Smiths / Moz fans.

    from an interview with Katie Sketch (blogotheque.net/…):

    "One last question : is “Steven Smith” really a sort of tribute to Morrissey?

    Can you believe that you’re the first person to ask me that ? I’ve read many reviews that have flat out stated that it is, but nobody has bothered to ask me.

    My answer in short is : yes. They were right."
    nightanddayon August 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsteven smith is about every boy i have ever known.
    "it's true, most die in your bedroom" great line.
    paul_bankson October 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove the atmosphere and the sound of this song...
    pchelarockson December 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhen i first picked up the cd, i thought this was gonna be an elliott smith ref. because his real name was steven
    whatcapo?on December 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno, it's about morrisey, the smiths (steven patrick)
    sinking_hearton February 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI could be interpreting it totally wrong (in fact I probably am) but I think Steven Smith is a guy who rapes/abuses girls.

    "I'm one of the few who got away from you... Steven Smith, we all lose."

    Even the narrator, who got away from Steven Smith and appears to be carrying on her life unaffected by the experience, is damaged by it.

    "One look at you and they're all suddenly covered in shrapnel too"

    A lot of people have been hurt the same way by him.

    "Most die in your bedroom"

    Unlike the narrator, who has escaped from some extent, most of Steven Smith's victims are immediately destroyed by the experience.

    "All the time I'm getting shot... we'll go drive around until there's no sound."

    She keeps being reminded of Steven Smith, and drives around to forget her flashbacks/memories (possibly with another of Steven's survivors). I think she's being compared to a veteran of a war who imagines that he hears or is being shot when he really isn't.

    "I've got something for you"

    I'm overinterpreting even more now, but maybe the narrator purposely kills the other girl and herself by driving the car into something.

    "The ringing in our ears will be awfully violent, and then there will be silence."

    Up until the moment they die, they're haunted by the memories of Steven Smith.

    Now that I wrote this out, I think it's a pretty dumb interpretation. I don't know much about the Smiths, but I can see how this could be about a particular band/singer that gets stuck in your head. It's really a beautiful song, even I don't know what it's about.
    mockingsmileon June 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think its about Morrissey, Steven is morrissey`s first name, and was is the Smiths.
    massivebishopon July 27, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Sketch's musical training started at the age of three, when she began classical training on the violin. Her childhood was spent largely in ignorance of the underground sounds of The Cure, Joy Division and The Smiths, whom The Organ would later often be compared to."
    -From Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…)

    I think people would like to believe this song is about moz because the organ sounds like that scene, but i think theyre delusional
    morecerealon August 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit's about morrissey. the band have said so in various interviews.

    great song, anyway.
    ghostmusicon August 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwoww
    morecerealon September 25, 2006   Link

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