elliott smith (1969-2003)
"if only you could just change your luck."
"situations get fucked up,
and turned around,
sooner or later."
between the bars
"i'll kiss you again,
between the bars,
where i'm seeing you there,
with your hands in the air,
waiting to finally be caught."
"i could make you satisfied in everything you do.
all your secret wishes could right now be coming true.
and be forever with my poison arms around you."
"you drank yourself into slo-mo,
made an angel in the snow,
anything to pass the time,
and keep that song out of your mind."
miss misery (early version)
"but it's all right,
because some enchanted night,
i'll be with you."
"to vanish into oblivion,
is easy to do.
and i try to be,
but you know me,
i come back when you want me to."
"what i used to be will pass away and then you'll see,
that all i want now is happiness for you and me."
i miss you, elliott smith. i wish i'd had the chance to see you play. i wish i could have baked you cupcakes and told you how much your music has meant to me. that there were nights either/or kept me going, kept me breathing, and made me feel less alone. more than anything, i wish you were still among us, making music, and finding your own bliss.
i hope you found it, wherever you are. thank you for the music. i miss you.
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