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Ballad of Big Nothing
Elliott Smith Lyrics


Throwing candy out to the crowd
Dragging down the main
The helpless little thing with the dirty mouth
Who's always got something to say
You're sitting around at home now waiting for your brother to call
I saw him down in the alley
Having had enough of it all
Said you can do what you want to whenever you want to
You can do what you want to there's no one to stop you
All spit and spite you're up all night and down every day
A tired man with only hours to go just waiting to be taken away
Getting in to the back of a car for candy from some stranger
Watching the parade with pinpoint eyes full of smoldering anger
You can do what you want to whenever you want to
You can do what you want to there's no one to stop you
Now you can do what you want to whenever you want to
Do what you want to whenever you want to
Do what you want to whenever you want to
Though it doesn't mean a thing
Big nothing

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Steven Paul Smith

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Roiy Benkel

Throwing candy out to the crowd
Dragging down the main
The helpless little thing with the dirty mouth who's always got something
To say you're sitting at home now waiting for your brother to call
I saw him down at the alley
Having had enough of it all
Said you can do what you want to whenever you want to
You can do what you want to there's no one to stop you
All spit and spite you're up all night and down every day
A tired man with only hours to go just waiting to be taken away
Getting in to the back of a car for candy from some stranger
Watching the parade with pinpoint eyes full of smoldering anger
You can do what you want to whenever you want to
You can do what you want to there's no one to stop you
Now you can do what you want to whenever you want to
Do what you want to whenever you want to
Do what you want to whenever you want to though it doesn't mean a thing
Big nothing



Cuz Dud

Intro: [C] [Am] [C] [Am] [Fm] [G]

[G]Throwing candy out to the crowd [C]dragging down the [D]main the [G]helpless little thing with the dirty mouth who's [C]always got something to [F]say [G]you're sitting at home now
[C]waiting for your brother to [D]call [Dm]I saw him [G]down in the alley [Fm]having had e[G]nough of it all

Said you can [C]do what you want to when
[Am]ever you want to [Fm- Dm- Fm- G]
you can [C]do what you want to, there's [Am]no one to stop you [Fm- Dm- Fm- G]

[G]All spit and spite, you're up all [C]night
and down every [D]day [G]a tired man with only hours to go just [C]waiting to be taken a[F]way [G]getting into the back of a car for [C]candy from some [D]stranger [Dm]watching the pa[G]rade with pinpoint [Fm]eyes full of [G]smoldering anger

You can [C]do what you want to when
[Am]ever you want to [Fm- Dm- Fm- G]
you can [C]do what you want to, there's [Am]no one to stop you [Fm- Dm- Fm- G]

Now you can [C]do what you want to when[Am]ever you want to [C]do what you want to when[Am]ever you want to [G]do what you want to when[E]ever you want to [Am]though it doesn't mean a [D]thing
[F]big noth[Fm]ing

[C] [Am] [C] [Am] [Fm] [G] [C]



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Kill Rock Stars

Check out this rare live footage of Elliott's 1999 New Year's Eve performance at The Knitting Factory: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6KwzgIePF4Dy7347Om6Ijcsr4vh6JJjP

Initiate Error

Even after all these years there's nothing better than revisiting this man's craft.

TicTacYo100

I agree

JunkBondTrader

Hell yeah well said mate

MaximumHeresy

No matter when I listen to Elliot's songs, I can always find a slice of lyrics that I can relate to.

Jess

I can't stop listening to Elliott send help


Update: don't send help I love it here

Dead Baby Jokes

There is nothing bad to like Elliot smith

Gian Garcia

once you're reeled into the cycle, there is no "no more" of señor elliotto smito

Chayse Black

Became an avid fan at 15-16 and here I am at 25 and still have not stopped myself. Lol

Innocent Bystander

i've listened to him over 1000 times in 7 days

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