Alameda
Elliott Smith Lyrics


You walk down alameda shuffling your deck of trick cards over everyone
Like some precious only son
Face down, bow to the champion

You walk down alameda looking at the cracks in the sidewalk
Thinking about your friends
How you maintain all them in a constant state of suspense

For your own protection over their affection
Nobody broke your heart
You broke your own because you can't finish what you start

Walk down alameda brushing off the nightmares you wish
Could plague me when I'm awake
And now you see your first mistake was thinking that you could relate

For one or two minutes she liked you
But the fix is in
You're all pretension
I never pay attention

Nobody broke your heart
You broke your own because you can't finish what you start
Nobody broke your heart
You broke your own because you can't finish what you start

Nobody broke your heart
You broke your own because you can't finish what you start
Nobody broke your heart
If you're alone it must be you that wants to be apart

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Written by: Steven Paul Smith

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Roiy Benkel

You walk down alameda shuffling your deck
Of trick cards over everyone
Like some precious only son
Face down, bow to the champion
You walk down alameda looking at the
Cracks in the sidewalk
Thinking about your friends
How you maintain all them in a constant state of suspense
For your own protection over their affection
Nobody broke your heart
You broke your own because you can't finish what you start
Walk down alameda brushing off the nightmare you wish
Could plague me when I'm awake
And now you see your first mistake was thinking that you could relate
For one or two minutes she liked you
But the fix is in
You're all pretension
I never pay attention
Nobody broke your heart
You broke your own because you can't finish what you start
Nobody broke your heart
You broke your own because you can't finish what you start
Nobody broke your heart
You broke your own because you can't finish what you start
Nobody broke your heart
If you're alone it must be you that wants to be apart



Cuz Dud

[Bbmaj7 - A7 - Gm (Gsus2) - Eb x2]

[Bbma7]You walk down alameda [A7]shuffling your deck of trick [Gm]cards over every[Eb]one
like some [Bbmaj7]precious only [A7]son
[Gm]face down, bow to the champi[Eb]on

[Bbmaj7]You walk down alameda [A7]looking at the cracks in the side[Gm]walk
thinking about your [Eb]friends
how you [Bbmaj7]maintain all them [A7]in a [Gm]constant state of sus[Eb]pense

For your [Cm]own pro[D]tection [Gm]over [Gm/F]their affection
[C#]]nobody broke your [Fm]heart
you [Bbm]broke your [Eb]own because you can't [Ab]finish what you [Bb]start

[Bbmaj7]Walk down alameda [A7]brushing off the nightmares you [Gm]wish
could plague me when I'm a[Eb]wake
so now you [Bbmaj7]see your first mis[A7]take [Gm]was thinking that you could rel[Eb]ate

For [Bb]one [F]or [Eb]two minutes she liked [F]yo[Gm]u
but [Bb]the [F]fix [Eb]is [F]i[Bb]n

[Bbmaj7 - A7 - Gm (Gsus2) - Eb x2]

You're [Cm]all pre[D]tension
[Gm]I never [Gm/F]pay attention
[C#]nobody broke your [Fm]heart
you [Bbm]broke your [Eb]own because you can't [Ab]finish what you [Bb]start
[C#]nobody broke your [Fm]heart
you [Bbm]broke your [Eb]own because you can't [Ab]finish what you [Bb]start

[C#]Nobody broke your [Fm]heart
you [Bbm]broke your [Eb]own because you can't [Ab]finish what you [Bb]start
[C#]nobody broke your [Fm]heart
if [Bbm]you're a[Eb]lone it must be [Ab]you that wants to be a[Bb]part

[C# - Fm - Bbm - Eb - Ab - Bb - C#]


*Bbmaj7: X1023X



Raptor

You walk down Alameda shuffling your deck of trick cards over everyone
Like some precious only son
Face down, bow to the champion
You walk down Alameda looking at the cracks in the sidewalk, thinking about your friends
How you maintain all them in a constant set of suspense

For your own protection, over their affection
Nobody broke your heart
You broke your own 'cos you can't finish what you start

Walk down Alameda brushing off the nightmares you wish could plague me when I'm awake
So now you see your first mistake was thinking that you could relate
For one or two minutes she liked you
But the fix is in

You're all pretension, I never pay attention
Nobody broke your heart
You broke your own 'cos you can't finish what you start
Nobody broke your heart
You broke your own 'cos you can't finish what you start
Nobody broke your heart
You broke your own 'cos you can't finish what you start
Nobody broke your heart
If you're alone, it must be you that wants to be apart



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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

I didn't know there was an expanded version of Either Or until just now

onemorebrando

This kid did not have ONE bad song.  Not even a shitty chorus, much less a subpar bridge.

madcap laughed

every song of his is holy. maybe the only song ill skip is amity but after the annoying intro its a easy listen.

Dave Meese

@João Pedro bruh what

ThePacemaker45

@Jame Dont you're wrong. Last Call is one of the best songs on Roman Candle and Southern Belle is great. Even the outtakes on New Moon are fantastic. He was prolific.

Bella Crystall

He is a lyrical and overall musical genius! I can listen to each and every song over and over...although one particular song does get me to laugh.
We recommended Elliott to a friend of ours. He said he listened to him on YouTube and the song Splitsville was really awesome. Both hubby and I looked at each other kinda confused and go, huh? It was a rare song, not on any albums we owned. It's not my favorite but does get a chuckle outta me.

Tommy Coyle

@Sawyer Scott i think he had OCD, so was obsessively writing great songs ;)

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Katie Little

If you're alone, it must be you that wants to be apart.

Matthew Sproul

Yes, I live alone, always have, and prefer it. Not a misanthrope just tend to feel better when people aren't around. Such delicate beings. One word misplaced may never be revoked. Just a slow piling up.

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