"Baby Britain" as written by and Steven P. Smith....
Baby Britain feels the best
Floating over a sea of vodka
Seperated from the rest
Fights problems with bigger problems
Sees the ocean fall and rise
Counts the waves that somehow didn't hit her
Water pouring from her eyes
Alcoholic and very bitter

For someone half as smart
You'd be a work of art
You put yourself apart
I can't help until you start

We knocked another couple back
The dead soldiers lined up on the table
Still prepared for an attack
They didn't know that they're disabled
Felt a wave, a rush of blood
You won't be happy till the bottles broken
You're out swimming in the flood
You kept back, you kept unspoken

For someone half as smart
You'd be a work of art
You put yourself apart
I can't help until you start

You've got a look in your eye, when you say your goodbye, like you want to say hi, hi

Light was out but it was dim
Revolvers been turned over
And now it's ready once again
The radio was playing Crimson and Clover
The London Bridge is save and sound
No matter what you keep repeating
Nothing's gonna drag me down
To a death that's not worth cheating for

For someone half as smart
You'd be a work of art
You put yourself apart
I can't help until you start
For someone half as smart
You'd be a work of art
You're put yourself apart


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    General Commentthe tune to this reminds me of Jim'll fix it.

    Good song however.
    tommyhaychon April 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhat the fuck? bayside did a cover of elliott smith?!
    charcoalsketchon July 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti like this cover ....(and thats saying alot since i LOVE elliot smith) im also a bayside fan so that helped
    giv_emhellkidon July 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's not often that Elliott can be covered and the cover is equally as catchy... Bayside did well. Kind of a new feel of the song. Elliott's voice is always so lazy and relaxed, but Anthony does something different.

    I love Anthony's voice, he has soooo much control over his voice.
    bright_eyes13on March 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentamazing elliott smith cover, i think thats pretty much agreed on...
    thedropoutacademyon March 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm not sure I understand the point to this song. Maybe referencing a spoiled child? Maybe even a reference to Britain in WW2? Someone give me some help here

    oh it's catchy too I forgot ^^
    blazedinacoffinon July 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm not sure I understand the point to this song. Maybe referencing a spoiled child? Maybe even a reference to Britain in WW2? Someone give me some help here

    oh it's catchy too I forgot ^^
    blazedinacoffinon July 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentloveloveLOVE!!!
    WhatNeverWason August 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNO WAY! i'm at school right now so as SOON as i get home i'm TOTALLY checking this out. i freaking LOVE Elliott Smith. you have NO idea. i hope Bayside didnt ruin it but i doubt it.
    MOSHIxMOSHIx92on October 01, 2008   Link
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    General Commentelliott smith is my absolute favorite musician ever and i actually love this cover.
    it does lose elliotts beautiful voice, but i think bayside did a good job.
    nikkirothon November 17, 2008   Link

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