Ballad of Big Nothing
Elliott Smith Lyrics


Throwing candy out to the crowd
Dragging down the main
The helpless little thing with the dirty mouth
Who's always got something to say
You're sitting around at home now waiting for your brother to call
I saw him down in the alley
Having had enough of it all
Said you can do what you want to whenever you want to
You can do what you want to there's no one to stop you
All spit and spite you're up all night and down every day
A tired man with only hours to go just waiting to be taken away
Getting in to the back of a car for candy from some stranger
Watching the parade with pinpoint eyes full of smoldering anger
You can do what you want to whenever you want to
You can do what you want to there's no one to stop you
Now you can do what you want to whenever you want to
Do what you want to whenever you want to
Do what you want to whenever you want to
Though it doesn't mean a thing
Big nothing

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Written by: Steven Paul Smith

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Roiy Benkel

Throwing candy out to the crowd
Dragging down the main
The helpless little thing with the dirty mouth who's always got something
To say you're sitting at home now waiting for your brother to call
I saw him down at the alley
Having had enough of it all
Said you can do what you want to whenever you want to
You can do what you want to there's no one to stop you
All spit and spite you're up all night and down every day
A tired man with only hours to go just waiting to be taken away
Getting in to the back of a car for candy from some stranger
Watching the parade with pinpoint eyes full of smoldering anger
You can do what you want to whenever you want to
You can do what you want to there's no one to stop you
Now you can do what you want to whenever you want to
Do what you want to whenever you want to
Do what you want to whenever you want to though it doesn't mean a thing
Big nothing



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Dude this song about going full blow into h and meth, and Crack scene shit storms us addicts know all to well about.

"You can do what you want to whenever you want to, though it doesn't mean a thing. Big nothing."

I used to buy my dark and clear from similar areas elliott did too.

Needle in the hey has Lyrics about that exact thing literally, with even the real street name. God dammit I hate that I used again a few days ago after almost 6 months clean time so I'm probably going jail later today.. wish me.luck.

Love and miss you elliott, thanks for the music always. Just taught myself christian brothers all the way thru to stay productive after my dumb decision



Frans Korvman

Throwing candy out to the crowd, dragging down the main
The helpless little thing with the dirty mouth who's always got something to say
You're sitting around at home now waiting for your brother to call
I saw him down in the alley, having had enough of it all

Said you can do what you want to whenever you want to
You can do what you want to, there's no one to stop you

All spit and spite, you're up all night and down every day
A tired man with only hours to go just waiting to be taken away
Getting into the back of a car for candy from some stranger
Watching the parade with pinpoint eyes full of smoldering anger

You can do what you want to whenever you want to
You can do what you want to, there's no one to stop you
Now you can do what you want to whenever you want to
Do what you want to whenever you want to
Do what you want to whenever you want to though it doesn't mean a thing
Big nothing



Tu Papá

Esto lo pongo para cantarla a todo pulmón cuando la ponga bien pedo alv 🎙🎶🎶🎶

Throwing candy out to the crowd
Dragging down the main
The helpless little thing with the dirty mouth
Who's always got something to say
You're sitting around at home now waiting for your brother to call
I saw him down in the alley
Having had enough of it all
Said you can do what you want to whenever you want to

You can do what you want to there's no one to stop you
All spit and spite you're up all night and down every day
A tired man with only hours to go just waiting to be taken away
Getting in to the back of a car for candy from some stranger

Watching the parade with pinpoint eyes full of smoldering anger
You can do what you want to whenever you want to
You can do what you want to there's no one to stop you
Now you can do what you want to whenever you want to
Do what you want to whenever you want to
Do what you want to whenever you want to
Though it doesn't mean a thing
Big nothing



Cuz Dud

Intro: [C] [Am] [C] [Am] [Fm] [G]

[G]Throwing candy out to the crowd [C]dragging down the [D]main the [G]helpless little thing with the dirty mouth who's [C]always got something to [F]say [G]you're sitting at home now
[C]waiting for your brother to [D]call [Dm]I saw him [G]down in the alley [Fm]having had e[G]nough of it all

Said you can [C]do what you want to when
[Am]ever you want to [Fm- Dm- Fm- G]
you can [C]do what you want to, there's [Am]no one to stop you [Fm- Dm- Fm- G]

[G]All spit and spite, you're up all [C]night
and down every [D]day [G]a tired man with only hours to go just [C]waiting to be taken a[F]way [G]getting into the back of a car for [C]candy from some [D]stranger [Dm]watching the pa[G]rade with pinpoint [Fm]eyes full of [G]smoldering anger

You can [C]do what you want to when
[Am]ever you want to [Fm- Dm- Fm- G]
you can [C]do what you want to, there's [Am]no one to stop you [Fm- Dm- Fm- G]

Now you can [C]do what you want to when[Am]ever you want to [C]do what you want to when[Am]ever you want to [G]do what you want to when[E]ever you want to [Am]though it doesn't mean a [D]thing
[F]big noth[Fm]ing

[C] [Am] [C] [Am] [Fm] [G] [C]



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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

Initiate Error

Even after all these years there's nothing better than revisiting this man's craft.

john arose

I do it like twice a year

ancapdrummer92

Definitely, Makes me keep living on
Weirdly enough I've said that so many times. I meant it when I said it,but it hits you SUPER hard as an adult. A few seconds ago I was very overwhelmed by life. I am at the stage of actually knowing what's gonna be taken from you. I already feel the weight gonna crush me.
Then elliott sings and I am happy and at ease. I sill have a HUGE amount of time.but still its not enough

TicTacYo100

I agree

JunkBondTrader

Hell yeah well said mate

Josh JAMS

Nothing like a sleepless night of regrets, Elliot Smith and crying

Havalina Chiel

njaa , could be different and worse ,mind you

Sh Bu

Too real haha

Clint Jones

Yep

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