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Speed Trials
Elliott Smith Lyrics


He's pleased to meet you underneath the horse
In the cathedral with the glass stained black
Singing sweet high notes that echo back
To destroy their master

May be a long time 'til you get the call-up
But it's sure as fate and hard as your luck
No one'll know where you are
It's just a brief smile crossing your face

Running speed trials still standing in place

When the socket's not a shock enough
You little child what makes you think you're tough
When all the people you think you're above
They all know what's the matter

You're such a pinball yeah you know it's true
There's always something you come back running to
To follow the path of no resistance

It's just a brief smile crossing your face
Running speed trials standing in place
It's just a brief smile crossing your face
Running speed trials all over the place

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

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Roiy Benkel

He's pleased to meet you underneath the horse
In the cathedral with the glass stained black
Singing sweet high notes that echo back
To destroy their master
May be a long time till you get the call-up
But it's sure as fate and hard as your luck
No one'll know where you are
It's just a brief smile crossing your face
Running speed trials still standing in place
When the socket's not a shock enough
You little child what makes you think you're tough
When all the people you think you're above
They all know what's the matter
You're such a pinball yeah you know it's true
There's always something you come back running to
To follow the path of no resistance
It's just a brief smile crossing your face
Running speed trials standing in place
It's just a brief smile crossing your face
Running speed trials all over the place



Cuz Dud

[(E - G - A - B x2)]

He's pleased to [C]meet you under[Am]neath the [Am/B]horse
in the [C]cathedral with the [Am]glass stained [Am/B]black
singing [C]sweet high notes that [Am]echo [Am/B]back
[G#]to destroy their [G]master

May be a [C]long time til you [Am]get the [Am/B]call-up
but it's [C]sure as fate and [Am]hard as your [Am/B]luck
[Am]no one'll [G#]know where you [G]are[F - G]

It's just a [C]brief [D]smile [Fmaj7]crossing your [G]face
I'm running [C]speed [D]trials [Fmaj7]still standing in [G]place

[(E - G - A - B x2)]

when the [C]socket's not a [Am]shock e[Am/B]nough
you little [C]child what makes you [Am]think you're [Am/B]tough
when all the [C]people you think [Am]you're a[Am/B]]bove
[G#]they all know what's the ma[G]tter

You're such a [C]pinball yeah you [Am]know it's [Am/B]true
there's always [C]something you come back [Am]running [Am/B]to
[Am]to follow the [G#]path of [G]no resis[F]ta[G]nce

It's just a [C]brief [D]smile [Fmaj7]crossing your [G]face
I'm running [C]speed [D]trials [Fmaj7]standing in [G]place
It's just a [Am]brief [F]smile [C]crossing your [G]face
I'm running [Am]speed [F]trials [C]all over the [G]place

[Am - F - C - G x3]



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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

John Nihil

Nevermind. That appears to exist already. Sweet.

John Nihil

You guys need to make a double lp version of Either Or with all the live stuff on a 2nd record. I already have the single edition.

Grimosaur

He always sings so quiet as if he's trying not to let his parents hear him

MicTest OneTwo

@Vincent Gy more of a cylinder

Thanos

I could be wrong, but I think he recorded Either/Or in his girlfriends basement.

MicTest OneTwo

@Hannah Sprankle Eternally true. Without the horrible, we'd not recognize the beautiful. Endocrine systems are (literally) a helluva drug.

Hannah Sprankle

@RETINA RENTAL oh darn, you missed the mark there, but i think you won with your even more lame retort. Hey everybody! This guy right here wins today, everybody else sucks

Hannah Sprankle

@MicTest OneTwo yep, good thing people are terrible

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Molten_

the moment when the split vocals harmonize with eachother is magical.

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