Pictures of Me
Elliott Smith Lyrics


Start stop and start
Stupid acting smart
Flirting with the flicks
You say it's just for kicks

You'll be the victim of your own dirty tricks
You got yourself to tease and displease
Doors swinging wide
You walked in to hide
Looking at your feet
Failure's complete
Saw you and me on the coin-op tv
Frozen in fear every time we appear

I'm not surprised and really, why should I be?
See nothing wrong
See nothing wrong
So sick and tired of all these pictures of me

Completely wrong
Totally wrong
Go walking by
Here come another guy

Jailer who sells personal hells
Who'd like to see me down on my fucking knees
Everybody's dying just to get the disease
Hey hey hey hey

I'm not surprised and really, why should I be?
See nothing wrong
See nothing wrong
So sick and tired of all these pictures of me

Completely wrong
Totally wrong
I'm not surprised and really, why should I be?
See nothing wrong

See nothing wrong
So sick and tired of all these pictures of me
Oh everybody's dying just to get the disease
Everybody's dying just to get the disease

Everybody's dying just to get the disease

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Written by: Steven Paul Smith

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achilleMM

Start stop and start
Stupid acting smart
Flirting with the flicks
You say it's just for kicks
You'll be the victim of your own dirty tricks
You got yourself to tease and displease

Doors swinging wide
You walked in to hide
Looking at your feet
Failure's complete
Saw you and me on the coin-op TV
Frozen in fear every time we appear

I'm not surprised at all and really, why should I be?
See nothing wrong
See nothing wrong
I'm so sick and tired of all these pictures of me
Completely wrong
Totally wrong

You go walking by
Here come another guy
Jailer who sells
Personal hells
Who'd like to see me down on my fucking knees
Everybody's dying just to get the disease

I'm not surprised at all and really, why should I be?
See nothing wrong
See nothing wrong
I'm so sick and tired of all these pictures of me
Completely wrong
Totally wrong
I'm not surprised at all and really, why should I be?
See nothing wrong
See nothing wrong
I'm so sick and tired of all these pictures of me
Oh everybody's dying just to get the disease
Everybody's dying just to get the disease
Everybody's dying just to get the disease



Kevin Thomas

@Crust Punk Jesus Christ Probably no, but then again, it is hard to list my favorites from his body of work. That is a good question though, I would say:
1:Roman Candle
2:Clementine
3:Say Yes
4: Very hard for this one all songs are so good but I would say for now "Tomorrow Tomorrow"
F8: Somebody I used to know (again hard to pick)
Basement: Memory Lane
In general though I agree with all your picks. He really does not have a song I dislike so it is hard to choose a favorite...
Edit: While reassessing this, it is really hard to choose a favorite in general, almost every song he has made is my favorite. He was a fucking genius.



Harkeerat Of The Apollo Cabin

Lyrics :
Start, stop and start
Stupid acting smart
Flirting with the flicks
You say, "It's just for kicks."
You'll be the victim of your own dirty tricks
You got yourself to tease and displease
Doors swinging wide
You walked in to hide
Looking at your feet
Failure's complete
Saw you and me on the coin-op TV
Frozen in fear every time we appear

[Chorus]
I'm not surprised at all and really, why should I be?
See nothing wrong
See nothing wrong
So sick and tired of all these pictures of me
Completely wrong
Totally wrong

[Verse 2]
Go walking by
Here come another guy
Jailer who sells personal hells
Who'd like to see me down on my fucking knees
Everybody's dying just to get the disease

Hey, hey, hey, hey

[Chorus]
I'm not surprised at all and really, why should I be?
See nothing wrong
See nothing wrong
So sick and tired of all these pictures of me
Completely wrong
Totally wrong

I'm not surprised at all and really, why should I be?
See nothing wrong
See nothing wrong
So sick and tired of all these pictures of me

Oh, everybody's dying just to get the disease
Everybody's dying just to get the disease
Everybody's dying just to get the disease



Cuz Dud

[D - A#/D - Csus2/D - Dmaj7 - D]

[D]Start stop and start
[E7]stupid acting smart
[Bb]flirting with the flicks
[Gm]you say it's just for kicks
[Gm]you'll be the victim of your [A]own dirty [Bb]tricks
[F]you got yourself to [Eb]tease and dis[Bb]please

[D]Doors swinging wide
[E7]you walked in to hide
[Bb]looking at your feet
[Gm]failure's complete
saw you and me on the [A]coin-op t[Bb]v
frozen in [E]fear every time we a[Bb]ppear [Bb - Bb/A - Bb/G - Bb/F]

[C]I'm not surprised and really, [E]why should I [Bb]be?
[Gm]see nothing wrong
[Dm]see nothing wrong
[C]so sick and tired of all these [E]pictures of [Bb]me
[Gm]completely wrong
[Gm]totally wrong

[D]Go walking by
[E7]become another guy
[Bb]jailer who sells [Gm]personal hells
[Gm]who'd like to see me down on [A]my fucking [Bb]knees
everybody's [A]dying just to get the di[D]sease

[D - E7 - Bb - Gm - Gm - A - Bb - E7 - Bb - Bb/A - Bb/G - Bb/F]

[C]I'm not surprised and really, [E]why should I [Bb]be?
[Gm]see nothing wrong
[Dm]see nothing wrong
[C]so sick and tired of all these [E]pictures of [Bb]me
[Gm]completely wrong
[Dm]totally wrong
[C]I'm not surprised and really, [E]why should I [Bb]be?
[Gm]see nothing wrong
[Dm]see nothing wrong
[C]so sick and tired of all these [E]pictures of [Bb]me

[Bb]oh everybody's [A]dying just to get the di[Bb]sease [Bb - Bb/A - Bb/G - Bb/F]
[Bb]everybody's [A]dying just to get the di[Bb]sease [Bb - Bb/A - Bb/G - Bb/F]
[Bb]everybody's [A]dying just to get the di[Bb]sease



*A#/D: XX033X
Csus2/D: XX053X
Dmaj7: XX063X



Roiy Benkel

Start stop and start
Stupid acting smart
Flirting with the flicks
You say it's just for kicks
You'll be the victim of your own dirty tricks
You got yourself to tease and displease
Doors swinging wide
You walked in to hide
Looking at your feet
Failure's complete
Saw you and me on the coin-op TV
Frozen in fear every time we appear
I'm not surprised and really, why should I be?
See nothing wrong
See nothing wrong
So sick and tired of all these pictures of me
Completely wrong
Totally wrong
Go walking by
Here come another guy
Jailer who sells personal hells
Who'd like to see me down on my fucking knees
Everybody's dying just to get the disease
Hey hey hey hey
I'm not surprised and really, why should I be?
See nothing wrong
See nothing wrong
So sick and tired of all these pictures of me
Completely wrong
Totally wrong
I'm not surprised and really, why should I be?
See nothing wrong
See nothing wrong
So sick and tired of all these pictures of me
Oh everybody's dying just to get the disease
Everybody's dying just to get the disease
Everybody's dying just to get the disease



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Kill Rock Stars

Check out this rare live footage of Elliott's 1999 New Year's Eve performance at The Knitting Factory: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6KwzgIePF4Dy7347Om6Ijcsr4vh6JJjP

caitlin boelke

Y’a d la qq

BHAKTI BROPHY

I photographed Elliott for Option mag upon the release of this album. What a beautiful man... he was so kind and, after breaking through his shyness, incredibly funny. God, I loved his smile.

Sharlotte Sometimes

@B M72 for sure

Gian Garcia

elliott has the prettiest smile.

B M72

BHAKTI BROPHY he's absolutely gorgeous when he smiles

Sal Guglielmino

He must have been a unique individual. A genius, I would say.

achilleMM

Start stop and start
Stupid acting smart
Flirting with the flicks
You say it's just for kicks
You'll be the victim of your own dirty tricks
You got yourself to tease and displease

Doors swinging wide
You walked in to hide
Looking at your feet
Failure's complete
Saw you and me on the coin-op TV
Frozen in fear every time we appear

I'm not surprised at all and really, why should I be?
See nothing wrong
See nothing wrong
I'm so sick and tired of all these pictures of me
Completely wrong
Totally wrong

You go walking by
Here come another guy
Jailer who sells
Personal hells
Who'd like to see me down on my fucking knees
Everybody's dying just to get the disease

I'm not surprised at all and really, why should I be?
See nothing wrong
See nothing wrong
I'm so sick and tired of all these pictures of me
Completely wrong
Totally wrong
I'm not surprised at all and really, why should I be?
See nothing wrong
See nothing wrong
I'm so sick and tired of all these pictures of me
Oh everybody's dying just to get the disease
Everybody's dying just to get the disease
Everybody's dying just to get the disease

Morior Invictus

Thanks, I love this place....

Cool Kid420

Thank you

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