Go By
Elliott Smith Lyrics

Go on parade and fade
Hit the scene and slow
Spending all your time with some girl
You'll never get to know

Wound up tight
Dressed all in white
Some torn main sail
Blowing out to drift
Leave you even if

You live up in your head
Scared of every little noise
Someone's always breaking in accidentally
Using nothing but their voice

Shrill and small
Echo down the hall
Repeating pet names
See it in your eyes
You're only passing by

Go by, go by
Go by, go by

Someone's in the way
Of pretty words and inside slurs
All the things they have to say to perform
The work that they've rehearsed

It's a waste of time
I'd put it behind me once and for all
And let the hype decline
If the problem wasn't mine

Go by, go by
Go by, go by
Go by, go by
Go by, go by

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

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Comments from YouTube:

Dylan Kursar-Kuznitz

The guitar work in this is so powerful

Yesmam Nosir

Just like in life he goes higher in higher till there’s a breakdown. Life imitating art at its finest.

Tom's Thrifty Life

this song has been on repeat in my head the past few days, his voice is so perfect.


So damn good. A musical and lyrical genius.

Gyronimous Douch

Hate my life, love this song

Yesmam Nosir

@KoRn Hub don’t be hating life. Ride that depression way and makes something beautiful out of it. I know much easier said then done. How old are you, btw?

KoRn Hub


Havalina Chiel

Hm . Grab a guitar , twenty years later - payback Dime !!!

Scott Andrew Horne

Wow what a song 🙌😍😍😍

Thomas Kooiman

It's really unbelievable that this didn't make it to Either/Or.

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