Going Nowhere
Elliott Smith Lyrics


He waved hello silent like a mime
There's no changing my mind
I won't walk the stairs with you tonight
Going nowhere
The clock moved a quarter of a turn
The time it took a cigarette to burn
She said you got a lot of things to learn
Going nowhere

Saw you move a certain way
Missed you a lot
Return to this abandoned place
Should a been forgot
Echoes drown the conversation out
Echoes that only seem to bring about
A silent expression
Things you may allow
Going nowhere

The steps made a pattern
I'd never seen
I felt like a kid of six or seventeen
I was off in some empty day dream
Going nowhere
It's dead and gone matter of fact
Maybe for the best
Said some things you can't take back
Honestly I guess

The old records
Sitting on the floor
The ones I can't
Put on anymore
He walked over to her like before
Going nowhere
Going nowhere
Going nowhere

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management
Written by: JOHN LEGEND, ADEGBENGA OTAMAYOMI ADETOKUMBO ADEJUMO, OLIVER DENE JONES, ARTHUR JAMES SMITH, AMANDA GHOST

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Bacon Lord

He waved hello silent like a mime
We met, there's no changing my mind
I won't walk the stairs with you tonight
Going nowhere
The clock moved a quarter of a turn
The time it took a cigarette to burn
She said you got a lot of things to learn
Going nowhere

Saw you move a certain way
Missed you a lot
Return to this abandoned place
Should a been forgot
Echoes drown the conversation out
Echoes that only seem to bring about
A silent expression
Things you may allow
Going nowhere

The steps made a pattern
I'd never seen
I felt like a kid of six or seventeen
I was off in some empty day dream
Going nowhere
It's dead and gone matter of fact
Maybe for the best
Said some things you can't take back
Honestly i guess

The old records
Sitting on the floor
The ones i can't
Put on anymore
He walked over to her like before
Going nowhere
Going nowhere
Going nowhere



All comments from YouTube:

Shai UI

I haven't heard this song in years. woke up today with this song playing loudly in my head. had to come over to youtube to actually hear it. weird how songs stay in your subconscious like that.

Andromeda Phoenix

This song is so beautiful it makes me wonder how and why Elliott didn't put it on an album while he was still alive. It has the perfect vibe and sound to be on his self titled, maybe Either/Or but not quite.

someprick

Well, I get it. I've only come to appreciate this song long after. It's certainly one specific mood and isn't necessarily a catchy hit

viktor knezevic

Judging by the production quality, mixing and his style of singing, I'd say this is an Either/Or outtake.
(edit: Found out it actually is an Either/Or outtake.)

Fed Nance

how can you dislike this?.... masterpiece. miss elliott.

wildmercuryfilms

* -Missy Elliott

ipsurvivor

This song is one of my favorites. Very well written. Great songwriting dynamics... “I saw you move a certain way...” that part is off the chart...

dreamer

It gives me the chills every time

June Asiimwe

Elliott's music calms my soul in a way no other musician can.

Bacon Lord

He waved hello silent like a mime
We met, there's no changing my mind
I won't walk the stairs with you tonight
Going nowhere
The clock moved a quarter of a turn
The time it took a cigarette to burn
She said you got a lot of things to learn
Going nowhere

Saw you move a certain way
Missed you a lot
Return to this abandoned place
Should a been forgot
Echoes drown the conversation out
Echoes that only seem to bring about
A silent expression
Things you may allow
Going nowhere

The steps made a pattern
I'd never seen
I felt like a kid of six or seventeen
I was off in some empty day dream
Going nowhere
It's dead and gone matter of fact
Maybe for the best
Said some things you can't take back
Honestly i guess

The old records
Sitting on the floor
The ones i can't
Put on anymore
He walked over to her like before
Going nowhere
Going nowhere
Going nowhere

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