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Punch and Judy
Elliott Smith Lyrics


A wallflower punch talks to judy
In a crowded corner where anybody can listen in
But they don't read page to page or speak easy
Now they're gonna go say the words
In the wrong order again
They walk in a circle
Through all the sidewalks scenes they used to be apart of one time
Now everybody just stares and whispers
Driving around up and down division street
I used to like it here
It just burns me out to remember
Can't you ever treat anyone nice
I think I'm gonna make the same mistake twice
They draw the curtain
Wait for a call
Pretty lucky if they get any kind of response at all
Can't you ever treat anyone nice
I think I'm gonna make the same mistake twice
I'm gonna make the same mistake twice

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

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TicTacYo100

A wallflower punch talks to judy
In a crowded corner where anybody can listen in
But they don't read page to page or speak easy
Now they're gonna go say the words
In the wrong order again
They walk in a circle
Through all the sidewalks scenes they used to be apart of one time
Now everybody just stares and whispers
Driving around up and down division street
I used to like it here
It just burns me out to remember
Can't you ever treat anyone nice
I think I'm gonna make the same mistake twice
They draw the curtain
Wait for a call
Pretty lucky if they get any kind of response at all
Can't you ever treat anyone nice
I think I'm gonna make the same mistake twice
I'm gonna make the same mistake twice



Cuz Dud

[F]A wallflower punch talks [Am]to judy
in a [Gm]crowded corner [Dm]where [G]anybody can [Bb]listen in

[F]But they don't read page to page [Am]or speak easy
now they're gonna [Gm]go say the [Dm]words
[G]in the wrong [Bb]order a[F]gain

[F]They walk in a circle
[Am]through all the sidewalk scenes they [Gm]used to be apart of [Dm]one time
[G]now everybody just [Bb]stares and whis[F]pers

[F]Driving around up and [Am]down division street
I [Gm]used to like it [Dm]here
[G]it just bums me [Bb]out to remember

[Dm]Can't [Dm/C#]you [Bb]ever treat [Bb/A]anyone [G]nice[Bb]
I [Dm]think [Dm/C#]I'm [Bb]gonna make the [Bb/A]same mistake [G]twice[Bb]

[F]They draw the curtain [Am]wait for a call
pretty [Gm]lucky if they [Dm]get [G]any kind of re[Bb]sponse at all

[F - Am - Gm - Dm - G - Bb]

[Dm]Can't [Dm/C#]you [Bb]ever treat [Bb/A]anyone [G]nice[Bb]
I [Dm]think [Dm/C#]I'm [Bb]gonna make the [Bb/A]same mistake [G]twice[Bb]
[Bb]I'm gonna make the same mistake [F]twice

[F - Am - Gm - Dm - G - Bb - F]



Roiy Benkel

A wallflower punch talks to Judy
In a crowded corner where anybody can listen in
But they don't read page to page or speak easy
Now they're gonna go say the words
In the wrong order again
They walk in a circle
Through all the sidewalk scenes they used to be apart of one time
Now everybody just stares and whispers
Driving around up and down division street
I used to like it here
It just bums me out to remember
Can't you ever treat anyone nice?
I think I'm gonna make the same mistake twice
They draw the curtain
Wait for a call
Pretty lucky if they get any kind of response at all
Can't you ever treat anyone nice?
I think I'm gonna make the same mistake twice
I'm gonna make the same mistake twice



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Karim Newble

I'm 16, I've listened to this man for 3 days now, this is the only album of his I've heard and already I can tell he's one of the greatest songwriters of all time. His music is so harrowing and melancholic no matter how upbeat the chord progression, an absolute visionary. Even if I can't relate to most of his material I naturally draw my own personal meaning to connect with him, wish I could've seen him live. Rest in piece you musical genius Elliot.

Derek Price

We all love Elliott

kris10 Kristen

I apologize.

kris10 Kristen

FUCK YOU kiddo

Andrew Eric

I’ve come to realize it’s because he’s writing ‘upbeat’ beautiful music as a reaction to horrible terrible feelings. Beautiful pop relief to feelings of terror.

Jef P

What an elegant and self-aware synopsis! You're doing something right, friend <3

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Benjamin Smith

God this song has grown on me exponentially over the past couple of days. Elliott’s music has an uncanny ability to do that

Suburban Symbolism

Elliott makes everything okay.

TicTacYo100

A wallflower punch talks to judy
In a crowded corner where anybody can listen in
But they don't read page to page or speak easy
Now they're gonna go say the words
In the wrong order again
They walk in a circle
Through all the sidewalks scenes they used to be apart of one time
Now everybody just stares and whispers
Driving around up and down division street
I used to like it here
It just burns me out to remember
Can't you ever treat anyone nice
I think I'm gonna make the same mistake twice
They draw the curtain
Wait for a call
Pretty lucky if they get any kind of response at all
Can't you ever treat anyone nice
I think I'm gonna make the same mistake twice
I'm gonna make the same mistake twice

Medicate & Ashley

i hear this song in my head when i'm walking alone and wanting to die

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