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Elliott Smith Lyrics


Looking at all the rows
All these records look like big zeros
Got your picture on the back of a forty-five
A placeholder till you take up mine
A placeholder till you take up mine

I'm the person you'll never need
The biggest loser on sixteenth street
The invisible man with the see-through mind
A placeholder till you take up mine
A placeholder till you take up mine

Break off of in someone's laughter
You can tell right there
He's still a square
He likes the way that you look now
Like an open book

Just like my favorite song
Some pretty words that didn't last that long
Like a package sent priority overnight
Placeholder come and take up mine
Placeholder come and take up mine
Placeholder come and take up mine
Placeholder come and take up mine

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: GARY G-WIZ, AMANI SMITH

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Cuz Dud

[G]Looking at all the [D]rows
[F]all these records look like [C]big zeros
[Eb]I got your picture on the [G]back of a [F]forty-[Eb]five
[Gm]a place[F]holder till they take up [Eb]mine
[Gm]a place[F]holder till they take up [Eb]mine

[G]I'm the person you'll never [D]need
[F]the biggest loser on [C]sixteenth street
[Eb]the invisible [G]man with the [F]see-through [Eb]mind
[Gm]a place[F]holder till they take up [Eb]mine
[Gm]a place[F]holder till they take up [Eb]mine

[G(Gm)]Break [D/F#]off of [Eb]in someone's loft
in [Bb]midtown 'round there
[Bb]next to the square
[G(Gm)]he [D/F#]likes the [Eb]way that you look now
[Bb]like an o[F]pen [Eb]book

[Gm - F - Eb x2]

[G]Just like my favorite [D]song
[F]some pretty words that didn't [C]last that long
[Eb]like a package sent pri[G]ority [F]over[Eb]night
[Gm]place[F]holder come and take up [Eb]mine x4

[Gm - F - Eb]



Pedro Devogelaere

Looking at all the rows
All these records look like big zeros
Got your picture on the back of a forty-five
A placeholder till you take up mine
A placeholder till you take up mine

I'm the person you'll never need
The biggest loser on sixteenth street
The invisible man with the see-through mind
A placeholder till you take up mine
A placeholder till you take up mine

Break off of in someone's laughter
You can tell right there
He's still a square
He likes the way that you look now
Like an open book

Just like my favourite song
Some pretty words that didn't last that long
Like a package sent priority overnight
Placeholder come and take up mine
Placeholder come and take up mine
Placeholder come and take up mine
Placeholder come and take up mine



ThePacnot1

Break off up
in someone's loft in
midtown 'round there
next to the square
He likes the
way that you look now
Like an open book

I think this fits it a bit better although I'm not sure. I just can't hear "He's still a square"



Innocent Bystander

Looking at all the rows
All these records look like big zeros
Got your picture on the back of a forty-five
A placeholder till you take up mine
A placeholder till you take up mine

I'm the person you'll never need
The biggest loser on 16th street
The invisible man with the see-through mind
A placeholder till you take up mine
A placeholder till you take up mine

Break off up in someone's loft
In midtown 'round there
Next to the square

He likes the way that you look now
Like an open book

Just like my favorite song
Some pretty words that didn't last that long
Like a package sent priority overnight

Placeholder come and take up mine
Placeholder come and take up mine
Placeholder come and take up mine
Placeholder come and take up mine



Guille Fuentes

Looking at all the rows
All these records look like big zeroes
Got your picture on the back of a 45
A placeholder till you take up mine
A placeholder till you take up mine

I'm the person you'll never need
The biggest loser on 16th Street
The invisible man with the see-through mind
A placeholder till you take up mine
A placeholder till you take up mine

Break off up in someone's loft
In midtown 'round there next to the square
He likes the way that you look now
Like an open book

Just like my favorite song
Some pretty words that didn't last that long
Like a package sent priority overnight

Placeholder, come and take up mine
Placeholder, come and take up mine
Placeholder, come and take up mine
Placeholder, come and take up mine



Kevin Thomas

Looking at all the rows
All these records look like big zeros
Got your picture on the back of a forty-five
A placeholder till you take up mine
A placeholder till you take up mine

I'm the person you'll never need
The biggest loser on sixteenth street
The invisible man with the see-through mind
A placeholder till you take up mine
A placeholder till you take up mine

Break off of in someone's laughter
You can tell right there
He's still a square
He likes the way that you look now
Like an open book

Just like my favorite song
Some pretty words that didn't last that long
Like a package sent priority overnight
Placeholder come and take up mine x4



All comments from YouTube:

christian kiernan

The invisible man with a see through mind

Matt Smith

Such a good album.

Trenzalore0801 :

You know he was talented when all the songs he didn’t add into either/or are still legendary

jaag enderb

Yesh

King's Crossing

It's stunning how they could make a 2 disc album, composed of songs which didnt make it onto Either/Or, for whatever reason. Im just happy they did release this music at last, it is worthy of being cherished.

p dwyur

honestly my second favorite album, behind Either/Or which i view as the ultimate album of why I love Elliott Smith.

Emilie

What makes me sad is that he made such beautiful music yet he is so underrated, and people that I know say he sucks...

Carl Hewitt

People have shit taste. Take solace in the fact that you don't.

Emilie Cohen

you should stop knowing those people if you can imo

Frank Diodati

The biggest loser on the sixteenth street

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