Saw you walking around through old town
I thought you said you weren't going to be a hit no more
Cecilia Amanda
I don't want to see you get like you got before
Amanda showed me a new party dress yesterday
Dancing to records he scratched
The two of you's a study in making total opposites match

Little Miss Amanda wants to know how long you're going to be gone
And she asked me can I fix it so the record plays the rest of her song
She ain't got a father now, because he's buried below
Way up high in the sky with all the people she knows

I'm seeing the crush kill the kid
The things you promised you never did
She asked me are you a pretty dancer
But I don't think I'm going to answer

Saw you walking around through old town
Thought you said you wouldn't come to me to score
Because you got a little baby now
I don't want to see you around here no more
Amanda showed me a new party dress yesterday
Dancing to records he scratched
Some dealing amateur actor making opposites match


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    General Commentis this song a b-side or have i missed it soewhere? also the song about snow and a couple of others?
    also does ne1 know what band he used to b in?
    raton September 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentheatmiser's the band he used to be in...as far as the songs, i'm not sure, i guess they must be b-sides, or unreleased, or something....i have a bootlegged video of him and he plays a couple of those songs on there, but otherwise, i dunno...but, god, i love elliott smith...=)
    StarClaireon March 24, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthe way elliot smith sings this song gets me every time- "dancing to records he scratched some dealing amateur, actor making total opposites match"-gold jerry, gold.
    hello_mcflyon April 13, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti agree, this is one of the first few songs i found of elliott a while ago when i started to get obsessed with him and i am just realizing now that it was unreleased... its one of my favourites.. i would love to see your video of him playing starclaire - if its available somehow...
    lisalynnon January 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHe sings this song on the Jackpot Studio Sessions recordings. He has a large number of unrelased songs. Many of his best, I think, were unreleased.
    The_Jackalon January 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentEither I have a different version or these lyrics are wrong. Hm.

    "cause every remembrance of you have buried below.
    every memory that I, unhappily know.
    ---
    I'm sorry for you and your kid the things you promised that you never did."
    precipitateon March 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentprecipitate, there are two different versions, both can be found on the Elliott Smith b-sides website. you have the b-side version and the lyrics above are the revised version that were only preformed live.

    Although i think on the last line of the first stanza the lyrics read "the two years of studyin', making total opposites match" BUT i might be wrong. Amazing song either way.
    lost_in_twlighton April 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love the bit at the start of the live version of thiswhere he says "sorry bout the high notes.........well, y'know..... you can tell what it's s'posed to be........which is about as good as anything i'm gonna do!", and the girl shouting out after the first bit "no, the high notes are great!".
    this bit jusat shows you how elliott was so fragile and delicate and the girl is how people were always trying to help him and support him. reminds me of how you can hear jennifer chiba say "because i love you" in King's Crossing, just after he says "give me one good reason not to do it".
    great song too, i love the guitar, reminiscent of southern belle and christian brother in terms of intricacy but sweeter.
    badgeon May 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentbadge, i have the live version as well and i also love that and the way his voice cracks, it's so sad and touching. i just want to hug him. god, i wish he was here for me to hug.
    lost_in_twlighton May 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentholy s(beep)t! this song is somethin else!
    plaincl0thesmanon August 15, 2005   Link

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