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Sweet Adeline
Elliott Smith Lyrics


Cut this picture into you and me
Burn it backwards, kill this history
Make it over, make it stay away
Or hate'll sing the ending that love started to say

There's a kid a floor below me saying
"Brother, can you spare sunshine for a brother, Old Man Winter's in the air"
Walked me up a story, asking how you are
Told me not to worry, you were just a shooting star

Sweet Adeline
Sweet Adeline
My Clementine
Sweet Adeline

It's a picture-perfect evening and I'm staring down the sun
Fully loaded, deaf and dumb and done
Waiting for sedation to disconnect my head
Or any situation where I'm better off than dead

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

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

DevilHunterr

Cut this picture into you and me
Burn it backwards, kill this history
Make it over, make it stay away
Or hate'll sing the ending that love started to say
There's a kid a floor below me saying
"Brother, can you spare sunshine for a brother, Old Man Winter's in the air"
Walked me up a story, asking how you are
Told me not to worry, you were just a shooting star
Sweet Adeline
Sweet Adeline
My Clementine
Sweet Adeline
It's a picture-perfect evening and I'm staring down the sun
Fully loaded, deaf and dumb and done
Waiting for sedation to disconnect my head
Or any situation where I'm better off than dead



Tom Kloser

Stephanie spiderChix drank Adeline's blood and felt the rush of sweet, sweet evilgasm.

only one thing can lighten the burden of Night Man.

Day Man.

But luring the Vixens to Day Man's land is impossible.

AZ Man and Skit Tell go to the unicorns of Day Man in the Volcanoes of the Cascades.

Frumpybuns uses the Necronomicon illusions to make herself appear as a man. fRumP walks freely around the strip.



All comments from YouTube:

wes cohen

"Cut this picture into you and me. Burn it backwards..."


Usually you cut a picture out or burn it up. The speaker wants to somehow change history and personal memories of him and his lover. Only Elliott could write this, very missed, still treasured.

Mincir avec mon coach

Fantastic song, what a genius song writer, such a mysterious poet and talented composer.

DevilHunterr

Cut this picture into you and me
Burn it backwards, kill this history
Make it over, make it stay away
Or hate'll sing the ending that love started to say
There's a kid a floor below me saying
"Brother, can you spare sunshine for a brother, Old Man Winter's in the air"
Walked me up a story, asking how you are
Told me not to worry, you were just a shooting star
Sweet Adeline
Sweet Adeline
My Clementine
Sweet Adeline
It's a picture-perfect evening and I'm staring down the sun
Fully loaded, deaf and dumb and done
Waiting for sedation to disconnect my head
Or any situation where I'm better off than dead

Adeline Rae

my mom named me after this song. listening to his songs now knowing more about him breaks my heart into a billion little pieces :(

Ann Asai

What a beautiful name and, sad but beautiful story...

Quantum Leap

I know how ya feel.

Max McQuade

But during the AH AHHhhahhs in the chorus it sounds like he's in agony. Love that shit.

Alex Stanilla

Just realized the chorus only happens once. Quite the artistic decision considering this could’ve been a huge hit in the late 90s if it repeated a few more times. What a guy.

Gary Rouyea

This is one of those songs that lift you
up and make you love it...period...

barosielle

This song gives me chills every time I listen to it... possibly the best song on the album. The descending guitar notes, the lyrics, the way the song slowly layers itself bit by bit. Anyone struggling in life should give Smith a listen. So sad, so fucking sad, but SO FUCKING GOOD.

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