New Disaster
Elliott Smith Lyrics


The ghost of your smile is always looking for new
Bodies to haunt
And its been here
And disappeared
Its hanging around aloofly for awhile
Gradually gone
Its pleasing
And freezing

Well I wonder what it is you're after
Keeping company with this disaster
You looked all over town
Got turned around
To walk back through the mud
The kind you had left behind you

Everybody is the same in this long no-win game
Where every new blood gets time to
Become resigned

Now I wonder what it is you're after
Keeping company with this disaster
Why you never tried to tame your master

You just blow through the coals
Blow through the coals
Blow through the coals
Till everyone knows
That your smile is just a ghost
The ghost of your smile was seen on a body in the park
Its old news
You see that its no use
Waiting to start
Waiting to light
Waiting till dark
I told you man
I told you
Well I wonder what it is you're after
Keeping company with this disaster
Why you never tried to tame your master

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Written by: STEVEN P. SMITH

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Nonexistanthuman

Ghost of your smile is always looking for
New bodies to haunt
And it's been here, it is up here
He's hanging around and he'll float for a while
Gradually gone
It's pleasing and freezing

While I wonder what it is you're after
Keeping company with this disaster

You looked all over town, got turned around
To walk back through the mud
The kind you had left behind you
Everybody's the same in this long knowing game
Where every new blood gets time to become resigned

Now I wonder what it is you're after
Keeping company with this disaster
Why you never try to tame your master

You just blow through the coals
Blow through the coals
Till everyone knows
That your smile is just a ghost
The ghost of your smile was seen on a body in the park
It's old news, you see that it's no use

You're waiting to start, waiting to light
Wait until dark
I told you man
I told you

While I wonder what it is you're after
Keeping company with this disaster
Why you never try to tame your master



credible commenter - [non-troll]

it's actually..

The ghost of your smile is always looking for new
Bodies to haunt
And it's been here
And disappeared
Its hanging around aloofly for awhile
Gradually gone
It's pleasing
And freezing

Well I wonder what it is you're after
Keeping company with this disaster
You looked all over town
Got turned back around
To walk back through the mud
The kind you had left behind you

Everybody is the same in this long no-win game
Where every new blood gets time to
Become resigned

Now I wonder what it is you're after
Keeping company with this disaster
Why you never tried to tame your master

You just blow through the coals
Blow through the coals
Blow through the coals
Till everyone knows
That your smile is just a ghost
The ghost of your smile was seen on a body in the park
It's old news
You see that it's no use
Waiting to start
Waiting to light
Waiting till dark
I told you man
I told you
Well I wonder what it is you're after
Keeping company with this disaster
Why you never tried to tame your master



All comments from YouTube:

NewLeaf Juanalupe

This is one of those songs that are difficult to listen to because it's packed with so much emotion, but you want to keep listening because it's so profound. This definitely brings vivid images to the mind, like walking around the city on a brisk night, full moon, reflecting on your life and the choices you've made.

Harry Hite

It's a hollow passionate feeling

Derek Lafayette

True to life

Dabbin Rascal

"the ghost of your smile was seen on a body in the park..."

Heath Rezabek

It's important to remember these songs: to remember that this is a double album of outtakes that didn't even make it onto the two albums pressed during their composition. It's important because so many of them are understated masterpieces, like Smith's work as a whole.

If you have in yourself a creative spark, whatever your medium, remember this: It's not important to remember these songs so as to become discouraged; but rather, it's important to remember these things songs to take them in as fuel with which the singular spark in you and only you might shine, for its time, in this place. For any who needs to see or hear or know what you have to say.

Harry Hite

Elliott smith is a taurus moon, an exalted placement for the moon, gifted with an enrichment of passion able to be expressed as a whole, he is the light, and he expresses just that on different dynamic polarities, this man is gifted, and he activated that throughout many souls who listen because of how desperate he is for someone to understand him without giving it away completely

Heath Rezabek

@Sean Matthew King Good eye! But it's not on them all. It'd lose the impact of serendipity. I'm relieved people have seemed to relate to it. But I'd say I was definitely in a mood that evening..

Sean Matthew King

Ok, I’ve seen this on like 5 different videos.

Derek Lafayette

😍 Beautiful explanation!

Harley Emerson

There's a reason why he's the king of indie rock because he was just simply the best

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