The keeper falls asleep in the hole
I become what he won't allow
Because happy never hurt me at all
But, misery let me down

The man the floor above isn't home
I go out painting the town
I promise not to have a ball
But, misery let me down

If you see, misery
Going through the things in my place
Won't you do me a favor and
Come invade my space

I've been pretending to care
Crying in the tears of a clown
I promise not to put on airs
But, misery let me down

I'm a shell, in a cell
Looking myself in the face . . .

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    General Commentfuck! a new elliott smith song! my favourite artist ever. i can't even say words that are worthwhile.... this just makes me so happy.
    kthxbion December 02, 2011   Link
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    General CommentWhen I heard that they found a new Elliott Smith song, I freaked out. I've been listening to Elliott's music since I was a fetus, no exaggeration.
    AwayFromSirenson December 04, 2011   Link

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