He's a busted main line,
But you ought to hear him out...
Bleeding fortified wine,
Out of the injury that I call my mouth.
Trying to insult
Some crazy fucker, from the south,
Whose arrow comes to pick me out.

And so, I'm waiting, for a shot of white noise...
I don’t want to hear no stupid screaming, little half-assed, middle-class, boy...
Because I've got a headache,
And I'm already full of useless stories
Arrow, come pick me out

Because I've got a headache,
And I'm already full of these useless stories
So arrow, come on, pick me out
Arrow, come on, pick me out
A broken arrow

Lyrics submitted by lost_in_twlight, edited by quantitasfacitvenenum, Jate

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    General Commentsome Elliott Smith songs likely make reference to drug use.

    However, I think it's unlikely that "Crazy Fucker" / "Another Standard Folk Song" is one of those songs.

    See, Elliott didn't actually try heroin until he moved to L.A. - either at the end of the Figure 8 tour or afterwards (late 2000 or early 2001). Although this song has seen wide circulation on an unofficial (leak) compilation known as "Basement II", actually most or all of the songs on that compilation were written, performed, and recorded much earlier, in the mid or late 90's.

    For this song specifically, the "Basement II" version actually appears to be from a live performance. The only performance I know of that he played this song was at Umbra Penumbra, in Portland, in 1994- long before heroin use.

    Now of course he was writing some songs with blatant reference to heroin long before he actually did it. So in theory it's possible that he performed a song "about heroin" in 1994. However from the lyrics I'd say the Charlie (stepfather) or barfight interpretations seem much more plausible.

    I think all instances of "erin" are actually "arrow".
    yesteryear_soonon December 10, 2008   Link

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