"Please Do" as written by and Samuel J. Coomes....
You never cried, you never froze
And yet how well your garden grows -
You reap the fruits another sows:
I guess that works out well for you.
Suffering has served you well -
It's common but it somehow sells
So sing your little songs of hell and sell.
Hollow hopes and empty dreams
And blind pursuit of worthless schemes -
That's all there is to life, it seems,
unless you prove me wrong - please do!

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"Please Do" as written by Samuel J. Coomes

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    General CommentEveryone always says Quasi songs are about Elliott Smith. I'm sure a lot of people discovered Quasi through Elliott and understands that they were really good friends with him, but I mean come on, it's not like every other Quasi song is written about Elliott, that would be absurd. This song is about life in general in my opinion. I mean, really, this song isn't so specific, it's very general in its descriptions. It could be about any person. That person could be you.
    Also, why does everyone think Sam Coomes is trying to take a stab at Elliott Smith in all of their "Smith-Quasi" Connection theories? I mean, if anyone, wouldn't he be quarreling with Janet Weiss?
    TheBlindManUnderstandson May 04, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song has got to be about Eliott Smith. The misery pusher has been served well by suffering 'It's common but it somehow sells'.
    Obviously Cook has a low opinion of the scope and ambition of Smith's music, and even goes as far as mocking it's sincerity: 'You never cried, you never froze, and yet how well you graden grows'.
    This song is a direct challenge to Smith to push himself and his music out of it's self absorbed state of misery. 'Please do!' is pleaded at the last, in some way to clear the stench of sour grapes.
    salmotuttaon August 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOK so it's Sam Coombes, not Sam Cook. He's someone COMPLETELY different.

    Wo is me!
    salmotuttaon August 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentnice insight
    Bernoullion March 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMy wife has also theorized this one is about Elliott. I don't really agree. I mean, it could be, but it could be about just about anyone, really, who is famous and capitalizing off of a gloomy image. There's lots out there.
    schnitzion December 23, 2008   Link

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