"All Cleaned Out" as written by and Steven P. Smith....
Here come your pride and joy
The comic little drunk
You call your boy
Making everybody smile
Who takes your pretty plan
And then becomes a disappearing man
After a little while

I saw you with your make-up running down
Now what's that all about
You say you don't want anyone around
Cause you're all cleaned out

You toss the empty beer
Not really as composed as you appear
A icicle inside
Wearing clothes that clash
Wondering is this treasure, is this trash
Still trying to decide
About 5 o'clock here comes your clown
With the foot he's throwing down

But all you say is you don't want anyone around
Come not right now
There ain't nothing to dream
You don't want to think about it

I'm sorry you seem so stumped
And I'm sorry you think you have to hold your tongue
When your so pretty and smart
I'm seeing you caving in
Becoming afraid of all these men
That you've given your heart

I saw you with your make up running down
Now what's that all about
You say you don't want anyone around
Cause you're cleaned out
All cleaned out
All cleaned out


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"All Cleaned Out" as written by Steven P. Smith

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  • +2
    General CommentI really love this song.
    rollercoastersonjaon May 05, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWHOA what was i thinking

    he's talking about his mom and elliott is the 'disappearing man'
    trixareforkrison April 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIdiots
    the songs is about his mom
    and how these guys are all drunken
    & disapear after a while
    and after she has given her heart to them
    then they just hurt her
    & the clown is the guy that she is with
    and shes just turning elliott away along with his brothers and sisters
    because she doesnt want them to see her like that

    do some research thats what the song is about
    lexito02on May 04, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFirst I disliked this song in a way because of the Elliott-unusulal simple guitarplaying. Howeveer the lyrics and melody is intense and pretty obviously "about his mom".
    "your comic little drunk" "your clown"...these self-descripitions fucking hurt!
    Big love Elliott!!!
    Talibuon December 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"with the foot he's throwing down" i think.

    i think he's talking about a single mom he knows who is struggling to find peace with a man and with herself.
    it's a really good
    trixareforkrison April 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYa, I think it's about Elliott leaving his mom to deal with his step-dad.
    All cleaned out i think means, kinda emotionally drained. "all out of tears to cry" kind of thing
    Petey9on April 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlexito02: elliott considers himself a pop artist not a folk artist so although his songs may have a meaning that you can go research on the surface pop songs are meant for open interpretation by the masses so if you want something to research research elliott and his ideas of music he wouldn't want some argument over what the song is about to him it was music it's what he did and whatever it means to somebody is what it means to them....now...on with what i think i do agree with the idea that the clown is the guy she is with because elliott uses a clown a lot of the time to recognize a significant other of whatever sort (perhaps referring to how a guy will be a clown to get a girl?) and it is most likely about a woman who is having some relationship problems and is trying to hide it while at the same time is trying to make the best for someone else
    teejmeisteron May 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuch a beautiful song.
    Cruel_Realityon May 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, this is very specifically "in your face" about the problems he had with his Mom and step-dad. He made it very clear.
    rosyposieson May 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpretty sure it's "there aint nothing to drink" not dream, not only because it rhymes but because...well, hello

    fucking so happy to have this song now. a lot of "new moon" was newly remastered versions of muffled-sounding demos i had collected (which was great!), but this one was totally new to me, and i love it!
    scrimshawon May 17, 2007   Link

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