"Broken Drum" as written by and Hansen....
I see you there
Your long black hair
Your eyes just stare
Your mind is turning

You know I'll laugh
And I won't take it back
I've seen your eyes I know
What your thinking

And one by one
We'll shoot our guns
We'll have fun
Don't ever doubt it

And when I say
Fare thee well
My only friend
Oh how the days go

Your setting sun
Your broken drum
Your little drugs

I'll never forget you
Never
Forget
You


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  • +4
    General Commentthis song is about elliott smith

    (for those who dont know who he is, he was an indie singer sonwriter who passed away in 2003)

    Beck and him were good friends and this a tribute to him, it's a beautiful song.

    this song screams elliott and it diligently explains him in the simplest ways, it's obvious it's about him.
    Bad_at_Beston September 15, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis song is about me and my ex wife. We love each other more than anything. We can read each other's minds. But she did something to me once. She can't look at me anymore. I told her what her life would devolve into without me and yeah, I laughed when I had to say "I told you so". The look in her eyes betrayed her.

    But if she ever overcomes her neurosis and drug habits, we'll get back together someday. And then we can again go shooting and do the other things we used to do together.

    We've been apart for 16 years. And I'll never forget her. It's just not possible.
    Ookieon May 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't believe I'm the first to comment about this song. I definitely think it's the best song on Guero.
    tin14manon August 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with tin14man. It sounds like electro-"Sea Change."

    It sounds like it's about a relationship that fails, but ends up being important to the singer. (First love, possibly?)
    Sillstawon September 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah its beautiful, timeless. I wonder who he wrote it about...Leigh Limon? maybe Winona Ryder?
    anybody know?
    sognaon September 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've heard this could be a tribute to Elliott Smith. Just something to think about...
    GromReaperon October 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a nice song. It's nice to listen to it and think about the lyrics, but if you're tired, it puts you right to sleep. It's cool like that.
    neongreen44on December 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentrandomly came on my launch cast station, the 'gurellito' version. i heard that boards of canda are on it, this must be their redoing- it's gorgeous..
    tigersroamfreeon January 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe song sounds like a freindship that's saying goodbye.
    tigersroamfreeon January 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree. I think it's a song about a really close friend that has either died or left his life. It could also be about a relationship that went bad over time, and although it was bad at times, he won't forget the times he had with her and he won't regret anything.
    suclid003on February 24, 2006   Link

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