Fear City
Elliott Smith Lyrics


Dragged down into lowercase
Trying to get your cops to talk right
But they can't put the paper in your face
You're just trying to walk by

So now I got a new game baby
No one's gonna recognize it
Your broken English over their flat, tired remarks
Still trying to bring some dead beauty back to life
Isn't it pretty? yeah
I'm gonna see my city dead
I can do everything that your man does except for better
Got no interest now in undressing your kids with cheap angst love

Letters
You write your name in all of the places no one goes
Some can't be satisfied until everybody knows
Isn't it pretty? yeah

I'm gonna see my city dead
Isn't it pretty? yeah
I'm gonna see my city dead (come on)
Isn't it pretty? yeah

I'm gonna see my city dead

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

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Alex Sullivan

"Isn't it pretty yeah
I'm gonna see my city dead"

When you need to do food shopping during coronavirus, these lines actually brings out something else 'positive'

Alex Sullivan

and what I meant was, what a shitter, but seeing busy streets deserted is still quite a sight to behold. So bad, so far...

fractallusion

One of my favorite Elliott songs! Sometimes I just crave that riff at 2:15 and need to jam out

FootyCrazyM8

sounds heatmiser-esc

Gary Rouyea

Yeah, it always bothers me when I'm
writing...but unsure...12 damn times...

Ben Furtula

FootyCrazyM8 it actually is, it was a heatmiser demo called ‘don’t call me billy’, I believe however as Smith did with much of his material, he came back to the song and rewrote the lyrics

BakinBacon91

is that a synth or some sort of an organ?

Alex Rod

+BakinBacon91 you could play it on a synth by taking an electric organ and messing with its parameters

Alex Rod

+BakinBacon91 you could play it on a synth by taking an electric organ and messing with its parameters

Scott Lavender

It sounds like an electric organ, with maybe a bagpipe mod ? That's what I would guess.

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