A Distorted Reality Is Now a Necessity to Be Free
Elliott Smith Lyrics


I'm floating in a black balloon
OD on Easter afternoon
My momma told me,
"Baby stay clean, there's no in between."

All you ladies and you gentlemen
Between's all you've ever seen or been,
Fit poorly and and arrange the sight
Doll it up in virgin white.
You disappoint me
You people raking in on the world
The devil's script sells
You the heart of a blackbird.

Shine on me baby
Cause it's raining in my heart.

Sun rising on a chopping glare
Rain dropping acid blotter in the air
Distorted reality's now a necessity
To be free.

So disappointing,
First I put it all down to luck
God knows why my
Country don't give a fuck (fuck).

Shine on me baby
Cause it's raining in my heart.
Shine on me baby
Cause it's raining in my heart.

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: STEVEN P. SMITH

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Ivan Pomidorov

I'm floating in a black balloon
O.D. on Easter afternoon
My mama told me "Baby stay clean
There's no in-between"
And all you ladies and you gentlemen
Between is all you've ever seen or been
Fit poorly and arrange the sight
Doll it up in virgin white
You disappoint me, you people raking in on the world
The devil's script sells you the heart of a blackbird
Shine on me baby, 'cause it's raining in my heart
Sun's rising on a chopping glare
Rain dropping acid bought up in the air
A distorted reality's now a necessity to be free
It's so disappointing
First I put it all down to luck
God knows why my country don't give a fuck
Fuck
Shine on me baby, 'cause it's raining in my heart
Shine on me baby, 'cause it's raining in my heart



Ben Giovinvecchio

when will we be able to listen youtube audio while multitasking?

I'm floating in a black balloon
O.D. on Easter afternoon
My mama told me "Baby stay clean
There's no in-between"
And all you ladies and you gentlemen
Between is all you've ever seen or been
Fit poorly and arrange the sight
Doll it up in virgin white
You disappoint me, you people raking in on the world
The devil's script sells you the heart of a blackbird
Shine on me baby, 'cause it's raining in my heart
Sun's rising on a chopping glare
Rain dropping acid bought up in the air
A distorted reality's now a necessity to be free
It's so disappointing
First I put it all down to luck
God knows why my country don't give a fuck
Fuck
Shine on me baby, 'cause it's raining in my heart
Shine on me baby, 'cause it's raining in my heart



All comments from YouTube:

SethHesio

When I was a heavy drinker.. I used to gravitate to this song in the early hours of the morning.. balling my eyes out. I swear his music is so powerful and comes from such a sincere place. Painful stuff. But truly beautiful. I'm glad I'm not a self pitying drunk anymore, but I'll always love this song and how important it is to me.

Joe Fritz

Hope your doing alright now mate

Joe Fritz

@E2Zbasketball fuck off loser

Ardiberen

@E2Zbasketball you're a pathetic loser coming into the comments just to people down.

E2Zbasketball

EllipTypical yawn you sound stupid

HalfLifeOfHumanity

@E2Zbasketball Fuck off I do. His story in this one comment is more compelling to me than your entire life.

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Jenna Legge

For people who keep saying "Elliott's songs were about personal experiences//stories", it's not all that true. I'm sure lots of his songs had to do with something in his life, but he clearly states: 

“I think the suggestion that all my songs are personal is insulting because that assumes that I have a bunch of issues that I feel the need to unload on strangers. That is not the case. It also assumes that I just talk about myself the whole time which, again, is not true.”

SO THERE YA GO. This song rules. Every song of his is a masterpiece.

Cory Ander

hes the one man beatles and its not even a secret, they can be jealous of him.

Al Nasta

I feel the same with his music......he wanted to give us a bit of the all spectrum and the layers of the human dimension because drug addiction, love relationships, life, death happiness, depression are part human daily rotine..As an european i really think that has never been an american singer song-writer you could go so far into the dephts of forgoten world....of emotions

Shane Cassidy

Jenna Legge love you

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