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Needle in the Hay
Elliott Smith Lyrics

Your hand on his arm
The hay stack charm around your neck
Strung out and thin
Calling some friend trying to cash some check

He's acting dumb
That's what you've come to expect
Needle in the hay
Needle in the hay

Needle in the hay
Needle in the hay
He's wearing yr clothes
Head down to toes a reaction to you

You say you know what he did
But you idiot kid
You don't have a clue
Sometimes they just get caught in the eye

You're pulling him through
Needle in the hay
Needle in the hay
Needle in the hay

Needle in the hay
Now on the bus
Nearly touching this dirty retreat
Falling out 6th and Powell a dead sweat in my teeth

Gonna walk walk walk
Four more blocks plus one in my break
Down downstairs to the man
He's gonna make it all ok

I can't beat myself
I can't beat myself
And I don't want to talk
I'm taking the cure so I can be quiet

Whenever I want
So leave me alone
You ought to be proud that I'm getting good marks
Needle in the hay

Needle in the hay
Needle in the hay
Needle in the hay

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Steven P. Smith

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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:


Dykeritz pls

Grande Dude

I can't believe it's November 3 2020. We're still here, together, in our own little midnights, missing you. I hope so hard you're free now.

fuck google

@The TopShottah You could start by loving those who are still around.

The TopShottah

Probably didn't love him while he was here

Blake Meisinger

march 11, 2021, freed

yassir abj

Still here dudes.. we’re meant to be around here sometimes...

Melissa Greenwood

Sweet addier?

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Joey B

this ones for all my brothers who didn't make it through the night.

Blue Zek

...aaaand i just realized this entire comment chain is about opiate addiction. Stay safe and stay clean, peeps, being sober beats having a withdrawal countdown hanging over you everyday.

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