Memory Lane
Elliott Smith Lyrics


This is the place you end up
When you lose the chase
Where you're dragged against your will
From a basement on the hill

And all anybody knows
Is you're not like them
And they kick you in the head
And send you back to bed
Isolation pulled you past a tunnel to a bright
World where you can make a place to stay

But everybody's scared of this place
They're staying away
Your little house on memory lane

The mayor's name is fear
His voice patrols the pier
From a mountain of cliche
That advances every day

The doctor spoke a cloud
He rained out loud
You'll keep your doors and windows shut
And swear you'll never show a soul again

But isolation pushes you 'til every muscle aches
Down the only road it ever takes

But everybody's scared of this place
They're staying away
Your little house on memory lane

If it's your decision to be open about yourself
Be careful or else
Be careful or else

I'm comfortable apart
It's all written on my chart
That I take what's given me
Most cooperatively

I do what people say
And lie in bed all day
Absolutely horrified
I hope you're satisfied

Isolation pushes past self-hatred, guilt and shame
To a place where suffering's just a game

But everybody's scared of this place
They're staying away
Your little house on memory lane

Your little house on memory lane

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Written by: STEVEN P. SMITH

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Æ Kiwi Dan

I do what people say
And lie in bed all day
Absolutely horrified
I hope you're satisfied

Isolation pushes past self-hatred, guilt and shame
To a place where suffering's just a game

But everybody's scared of this place
They're staying away
Your little house on memory lane



Cuz Dud

[E - E7 - E6 - E+add5 - E - E5add#11addb13 - E]

[C#m - C#m/D# - E - C#m - B - E]

[G#m]This is the [A]place you end up
[C]when you lose the [E]chase
where you're [F#dim]dragged against your [G#m]will
from a [C#m]basement [C#m/B]on the [A]hill
and [B]all anybody [A]knows is
you're [E]not [E/Eb]like [C#m]them
and they [F#m]kick you in the head
[B]and send you back to bed

[E]Isolation [E7]pulled you past a [E6]tunnel to a [E+add5]bright
[E]world where you can [E5add#11addb13]make a place to [A]stay

But [C#m]everybody's[C#m/D#] scared of this [E]place
they're staying away
your [C#m]little house on[B] memory [E]lane

The [G#m]mayor's name is [A]fear
his [C]voice patrols the [E]pier
from a [F#dim]mountain of cli[G#m]che
that ad[C#m]vances [C#m/B]every [A]day
the [B]doctor spoke a [A]cloud
he [E]rained [E/Eb]out [C#m]loud
you'll keep your [F#m]doors and windows shut
and swear you'll [B]never show a soul again

But [E]isolation [E7]pushes you 'til [E6]every muscle [E+add5]aches
[E]down the only [E5add#11addb13]road it ever [A]takes

But [C#m]everybody's[C#m/D#] scared of this [E]place
they're staying away
your [C#m]little house on[B] memory [C#m]lane

If it's your [C#m/C]decision
to be [C#m/B]open about your[C#m/Bb]self
be careful or [A]else
be careful or [Am]else

I'm [G#m]comfortable a[A]part
it's all [C]written on my [E]chart
then I [F#dim]take what's given [G#m]me
most co[C#m]oper[C#m/B]ative[A]ly
I [B]do what people [A]say
and lie in [E]bed [E/Eb]all [C#m]day
abso[F#m]lutely horrified
[B]I hope you're satisfied

[E]Isolation [E7]pushes past self-[E6]hatred, guilt and [E+add5]shame
to a [E]place where suffe[E5add#11addb13]ring is just a [A]game

But [C#m]everybody's[C#m/D#] scared of this [E]place
they're staying away
your [C#m]little house on[B] memory [C#m]lane [C#m/B - C#m/Bb]
your [A]little house o[B]n memory [E]lane [E/B - E]


*E6: 022120
E+add5: 022110
E5add#11addb13: 022300



All comments from YouTube:

sadie schwab

I've been clean off heroin for 15 months and it's not my first time to achieve this. Still jamming Elliott.

Evan Boles

How ya doin friend?

ducksu _

✌🏻✌🏻

Mia Juliana

Sadie schwab, let us know how you’re doing!

Danielle Marin

A year later and I hope you are still clean and hitting new records of clean achievement.

SuperPukebucket

I was molested on a regular basis when I was a child, and Elliott Smith has helped me deal with it a lot. This song in particular hits me incredibly hard, it brings a tear to my eye almost every time.

jackh

6 years later hope your doing good @SuperPukebucket

Leo Santos

@donkeywithsumpizzazz by my own experience, even antidepress drugs dont fix your life when you are clean. Its so hard to accept how i am without any substance, and pills help with your mood but dont turn water into wine (or wine into water). Is so, so hard to let go some habits. And to be good with yourself after you realize that many years passed and you (i) cant remember most of the good memories (the bad ones hardly go away)

Blue.

SuperPukebucket you have 'mans not hot' in your liked videos

jessica gila monster

the comments section on Youtube is also a stellar example of "if it's your decision to be open about yourself, be careful or else"

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