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Cat Power – Nude as the News Lyrics 14 years ago
it said this week in the new yorker that she wrote it about an abortion she had and the names Jackson and Jesse were significant because those are the names of Patti Smith's sons. here's the link:

Joanna Newsom – Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie Lyrics 15 years ago
There are some mornings when the sky looks like a road

i can't get over this line... i know exactly what she means, i just never had the words.

Say Hi – Yeah, I'm In Love With An Android Lyrics 16 years ago
oh, this song is soooo great...
but it's still got that bittersweetness to it,
like humans are too painful (as well as unpredictable) and loving one can get you in all sorts of trouble. plus, i think when the remark is made "stranger things have been loved" i think it is meant that stranger things have gotten in the way of love (money, greed, pettiness, etc. etc.) or been used as a distraction to make someone forget about love (money, drugs, etc. etc.). this song is so great.

Devendra Banhart – Santa Maria de Feira Lyrics 16 years ago
whoa! a translation would be awesome....

The Silver Jews – How Can I Love You? (If You Won't Lie Down) Lyrics 16 years ago
fast cars, fine ass.....

this song is great...
live life... enjoy, it's going to end

The Silver Jews – Death of an Heir of Sorrows Lyrics 16 years ago
this is gorgeous....
what else is there to say?

The Silver Jews – Tennessee Lyrics 16 years ago
^^ i agree.... and it's his wife
thier vioces really compliment each others'

Elliott Smith – Cupid's Trick Lyrics 16 years ago
thanks..... you may be right about me being an idiot,
but i think you are sadly mistaken on the whole drug thing....
listen closely, it's definately "sugar lick me up"
but it is up to you what you think of the song....
and me.

The Velvet Underground – After Hours Lyrics 16 years ago
thanks for the info, lou....
i knew she was the drummer,
but had no idea she had such a great vioce

Elliott Smith – Pretty (Ugly Before) Lyrics 16 years ago
i think that it's about a bigger picture...
Elliott seems to me like in almost every song
he utilizes scenes or stories or snippets of a situation
to get a bigger picture across, to describe or envoke a feeling
or emotion.... he only uses these to get his message across
which i like to believe is bigger or more complex than
it all just being about drugs...

Elliott Smith – Confidence Artist Lyrics 16 years ago
very cool... i dig them both,
glad to see i'm the the only one who is reminded of Camus by Elliott Smith.

you're right... this song, Rose Parade, and also for me Stained Glass Eyes.

The Magnetic Fields – Absolutely Cuckoo Lyrics 16 years ago
it's that insecurity when you first meet someone
and you are soooo in love, but what do they think of you?

god this song perfectly transcribes the feeling i have
at the beginning of ever new relationship
and i like the part about the lake....
it's like "i need your love,
but i need it to be real,
and i'm be careful with my heart"
only they say it better than i can

Franz Ferdinand – The Dark of the Matinee Lyrics 16 years ago
i'm proud to say when i met him i had enough guts to ask abou the meaning.....

"well, glad you like it, when i was a lad..."
then he said how he loved this girl and would walk home from school
and always see her, but she was "far too sophisticated for me"
and she liked this "far older man"

Fall Out Boy – XO Lyrics 16 years ago
ummmm, anyone heard of Elliott Smith?
supposably this cd was named as sort of a tribute to Elliott.
and although this song stands on it's own,
you can't deny the significance of Elliott having a song called Waltz #2 (XO) adn a cd called "XO"
just thought that was sorta important

Fall Out Boy – XO Lyrics 16 years ago
xo not only means hugs and kisses
but the title under a cork tree is sorta a reference to Elliott Smith
and Elliott had a song called XO
sure this song stands on it's own, but you can't deny that significance

Fall Out Boy – XO Lyrics 16 years ago
xo not only means hugs and kisses
but the title under a cork tree is sorta a reference to Elliott Smith
and Elliott had a song called XO
sure this song stands on it's own, but you can't deny that significance

Elliott Smith – Still Here Lyrics 16 years ago
all my versions of this song go
"well i'll be at my station all night
so come on by if you like"

i love that

Elliott Smith – True Love Lyrics 16 years ago
i love this song...and the way his voice cracks when he says liarer...

anyway, weather it's about a woman or drugs
the underlying theme is dependance and the effect it has on people

it makes me smile through the tears
jesus, Elliott really knew how to do it

Ben Folds – Late Lyrics 16 years ago
i was glad he was so honest about their relationship.
like, Elliott's music was awesome and moving, and
he played dirty when we played basketball.
INstead of saying, he was my best friend.

great song. ben did a realy nice job.

U2 – Sweetest Thing Lyrics 16 years ago
this was "our song" with an old boyfriend, so it's bittersweet for me

it was our song 'cos he would sing it to me
only he sang it "green-eyed boy meets a brown-eyed girl"

Elliott Smith – I'm Doing Okay, Pretty Good Lyrics 16 years ago
we should all be:

better to you
better to me

Elliott Smith – Cupid's Trick Lyrics 16 years ago
well, i think the lyrics are "Sugar lick me up"
and i think he knew exactly what he was writing....
and used drugs as his excuse in order to aviod discussing it
he was probably embarrassed about the lyrics, but liked the song
the lyrics are very sexual, at least that's what i think
and really his only sexual song

but i could be wrong, so feel free to tell me i'm an idiot

Heatmiser – See You Later Lyrics 16 years ago
it is nightrain...that is a drink
and ELliott does a beauitful solo version of this on

Heatmiser – Half Right Lyrics 16 years ago
the intro is gorgeously simple......
and i love teh first line "Well you shouldn't doctor yourself"

Heatmiser – Waterloo Sunset Lyrics 16 years ago
i love this song, but this is a cover.

Nick Drake – Don't Think Twice, It's Alright Lyrics 16 years ago
bladet, thanks so much, that's very pretty....

Elliott Smith – Sons Into Daughters Lyrics 16 years ago
me too........actually i always yell at them "to shut the fuck up". it's very frustrating, they're so inconsiderate, he just wants to sing his song.

some people talk to tv's, but i talk to my stereo....

Elliott Smith – Amanda Cecilia Lyrics 16 years ago
badge, 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.

Elliott Smith – Georgia, Georgia Lyrics 16 years ago
Roman Candle, i know what you mean, sometimes when you seem serene or numb on the outside, you can be dying on the inside. reminds me of no name #5. both beautiful and heartrending.

Elliott Smith – Crazy Fucker Lyrics 16 years ago
this is a b-side from and he also does a cover of BOb Dylan's Don't Think Twice, It's Alright. thought you might want to check that out being Bob DYlan Boy and all.

Nick Drake – Don't Think Twice, It's Alright Lyrics 16 years ago
Nick does a version of this song????
anyone know what album???

Elliott Smith also covered this song, it was beautiful. Wow, my three favorite people in one message...Nick, Bob, and, of course, Elliott.

best line in a song:
I once loved a woman, a child I'm told
I gave her my heart, but she wanted my soul

Elliott Smith – Everything Reminds Me of Her Lyrics 16 years ago
AmericanSuperHeros, Elliott is the type of writer where it could be drugs or a woman. that's his brilliance. That line proves nothing, it could be about love as well, it works both ways. and i love the church and religion factor, he does that in "Last Call".

love you, Elliott.

Elliott Smith – Confidence Artist Lyrics 16 years ago
there's so many people
too many people
no no no, i'm too enchanted now
some other time

i find these lines very surreal, like when you're walking through a boistrous crowd, but you feel more like a quiet observer, not part of it. that's when this song starts playing in my head.

very much an example of existentialism. like the Stranger by Camus.

Elliott Smith – Things Are Hard (Seen How Things Are Hard) Lyrics 16 years ago
i know it's lame to comment first on a song you submitted, but what the hell...i love this song.

best line: stupid shit you just play

Belle & Sebastian – Seeing Other People Lyrics 16 years ago
he's telling her to "go" with girls. "at least they know what they're doing" cracks me up every time.

Belle & Sebastian – Like Dylan in the Movies Lyrics 16 years ago
obviously, no one cares about great music or you would've commented on this great song. but if you do care and see this comment, you are an exception.

anyway, in case you didn't know, Bob Dylan made an awesome documentary called "Don't look Back".

Belle & Sebastian – The Boy Done Wrong Again Lyrics 16 years ago
gorgeous...can anything else be said? it's a sad and lonely song.

Belle & Sebastian – Judy and the Dream of Horses Lyrics 16 years ago
why has no one commented? this song is about as good as it gets. they are fuckin' brilliant....i don't know what it's about, but i love it.

i think Judy's a misfit. maybe a crazy horse whisperor? come on guys tell me i'm wrong. i think this is my theme song...everyone needs a theme song and this is mine.

Belle & Sebastian – If You're Feeling Sinister Lyrics 16 years ago
i love that Hilary is into s&m and bible studies. cracks me up very time.

Belle & Sebastian – Fox in the Snow Lyrics 16 years ago
Boy on the bike, what are you like
As you cycle round the town?
You're going up, you're going down
You're going nowhere

beautiful, best song by them

The Decemberists – Red Right Ankle Lyrics 16 years ago
i love this song...reminds me of such great hieghts. i really love how the whole thing is a metaphor, my favorite part is about the key to the hide out. he's giving her the same gift she gave her uncle. awesome.

The Decemberists – The Chimbley Sweep Lyrics 16 years ago
okay, who else loves the widow's voice? it cracks me up every time.

The Decemberists – The Soldiering Life Lyrics 16 years ago
awesome, i agree, the decemberists have had quite an impacton my vocabulary. this is probably because Colin Meloy is not only into books, but also has some type of degree in grammer or english...and i say good for him.

Nirvana – Rape Me Lyrics 16 years ago
oh, i forgot to thank wild_horses724 for telling alexbravo to "shut the fuck up".

by the way alexbravo, if you think that kurt is so fucking stupid why are you looking up lurics to songs he wrote? now who's the fuckin' hypocrite?

Nirvana – Rape Me Lyrics 16 years ago
ok, again, can't believe i'm commenting, no one is going to see this anyway, but i always feel like singin this song when i think i'm being fucked over by someone. and i don't think he's just referring to the physical aspect of rape. when you rape someone you are taking something from them and i think he's just trying to get at that. 'cos then he goes on to say "hate me...waste me...taste me." my favorite nirvana song ever.

*sorry if this is a repeat, i didn't read all the other comments, but skipped around.

Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit Lyrics 16 years ago
i know no one will ever see this comment 'cos it will be on like page 34, but what the fuck, i'll say it anyway. and sorry if it's a repeat i didn't read all 600 comments.

this song was inspired by Kurt's favorite film, OVER THE EDGE, which i just saw and if you like this song, watch that's fuckin amazing and you can get it on ebay or something 'cos it's out of print.

The Dresden Dolls – Coin-Operated Boy Lyrics 16 years ago
okay, this band, The Dresdon dolls most make the most fucked up and fuckin' amazing music videos ever. i could watch them over and over. so not only is their music great but they can make a decent video.

The Dresden Dolls – Girl Anachronism Lyrics 16 years ago
ok, if you guys like this should see the fuckin music video. fuckin' amazing. and i'm proud to say i get to see them live next month.

Mike Doughty – Madeleine and Nine Lyrics 16 years ago
and the lyrics are so beautiful.

Mike Doughty – Busting Up a Starbux Lyrics 16 years ago
i love how at the end of the live version he says how he's a "patsy for the man" cracks me up every fuckin' time.

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