Pretty
Elliott Smith Lyrics


Sunshine been keeping me up for days
There is no nighttime, it's only a passing phase
And I feel pretty, pretty enough for you
I felt so ugly before

I didn't know what to do
Sometimes is all I feel up to now
But it's not worth it to you, 'cause you gotta get high somehow
Is it destruction that you're required to feel?
Like somebody wants you, someone that's more for real?
Sunshine been keeping me up for days
There is no nighttime, only a passing phase
And I'll feel pretty another hour or two

I felt so ugly before
I didn't know what to do
I felt so ugly before
I didn't know what to do

I felt so ugly before
I didn't know what to do
Ugly before

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Written by: ANTONIO DIXON, KENNETH EDMONDS, ALEXANDER GRANT, PATRICK SMITH

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Cuz Dud

[Gmaj7]

[Gma7]Sunshine, been keeping me up for days
there is no night time, it's only a passing phase
and I feel pretty, pretty enough for yo[E]u
I felt so [C]ugly be[C/A]fo[C/G]re,[D7/F#] I didn't know what to [F]do[Am]

[C/G]Sometimes[D7/F#] is all I feel up to [G]now
but it's not [C/G]worth it to [C/A]yo[C/G]u[D/F#]
'cause you gotta get high some[G]how
is it de[C]struct[C/A]io[C/G]n[D7/F#] that you require to [G]fe[E]el
like somebody [C/G]wants you,[D7/F#] someone that's more for [F]real[Am]

[C/G - D7/F# - G - C/G - D7/F# - G - G7 - C/G - D7/F# - G - E - C/G - D7/F# - F - Am - C/G - D7/F# - F - Am]

[C/G]Sunshine,[D7/F#] been keeping me up for [G]days
there is no [C/G]night time,[D7/F#] only a passing [G]phase
and I'll feel [C/G]pretty,[D7/F#] another hour or [G]tw[E]o

I felt so [C/G]ugly before,[D7/F#] I didn't know what to [F]do[Am]
I felt so [C/G]ugly before,[D7/F#] I didn't know what to [F]do[Am]
I felt so [C/G]ugly before,[D7/F#] I didn't know what to [F]do[Am]
[C/G]ugly before[D7/F#] [F] [Am]



Mehmet Göksu

Sunshine
Been keeping me up for days
There is no nighttime
It's only a passing phase
And I feel pretty
Pretty enough for you
I felt so ugly before
I didn't know what to do

Sometimes
Is all I feel up to now
But it's not worth it to you
'Cause you gotta get high somehow

Is it destruction that you require to feel
Like somebody wants you
Someone that's more for real

Sunshine
Been keeping me up for days
There is no nighttime
Only a passing phase
And I'll feel pretty
Another hour or two
I felt so ugly before
(Ugly before)
I didn't know what to do
I felt so ugly before
(Ugly before)
I didn't know what to do
I felt so ugly before
(Ugly before)
I didn't know what to do
Ugly before
(Ugly before)



Mehmet Göksu

Sunshine
Been keeping me up for days
There is no nighttime
It's only a passing phase
And I feel pretty
Pretty enough for you
I felt so ugly before
I didn't know what to do

Sometimes
Is all I feel up to now
But it's not worth it to you
'Cause you gotta get high somehow

Is it destruction that you require to feel
Like somebody wants you
Someone that's more for real

Sunshine
Been keeping me up for days
There is no nighttime
Only a passing phase
And I'll feel pretty
Another hour or two
I felt so ugly before
(Ugly before)
I didn't know what to do
I felt so ugly before
(Ugly before)
I didn't know what to do
I felt so ugly before
(Ugly before)
I didn't know what to do
Ugly before
(Ugly before)



LateNightRewrites

This song's ingredients:

One perpetually sad, sensitive and observant outcast

Two pinches of recently relapsed heroin addiction

One package (extra large) of a beautiful soul

Put in the oven until contradictory ingredients put the user on a Destiny Run to an early death. If you've prepped the dish properly you'll be left with a discography that understands you more than any woman, any family, any friend ever could



Stella by Starlight

Sunshine, been keeping me up for days
There is no night time, it's only a passing phase
And I feel pretty, pretty enough for you
I felt so ugly before, I didn't know what to do
Sometimes is all I feel up to now
But it's not worth it to you
'cause you gotta get out somehow
It's the destruction that you require to feel
Like somebody wants you, someone that's more for real
Sunshine, been keeping me up for days
There is no night time, only a passing phase
And I'll feel pretty, another hour or two
I felt so ugly before, I didn't know what to do
I felt so ugly before, I didn't know what to do
I felt so ugly before, I didn't know what to do
Ugly before



Roiy Benkel

Sunshine, been keeping me up for days
There is no night time, it's only a passing phase
And I feel pretty, pretty enough for you
I felt so ugly before, I didn't know what to do sometimes is all I feel up to now
But it's not worth it to you
‘Cause you gotta get high somehow
Is it destruction that you require to feel?
Like somebody wants you, someone that's more for real sunshine, been keeping me up for days
There is no night time, only a passing phase
And I'll feel pretty, another hour or two

I felt so ugly before, I didn't know what to do
I felt so ugly before, I didn't know what to do
I felt so ugly before, I didn't know what to do
Ugly before



All comments from YouTube:

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

RJ DJ

The audio is total shite for those shows. It would be nice if I could purchase a live show that's decent quality on vinyl :-)

fernando sosa

The first time I listened this song was at 5 am, while I was driving in highway into my son's highschool. He was quiet, silent, he was angry with me. I remember that my heart was very sad. When I left him at school he never watched me, he just went out the car and whipped the door. I stayed crying. Now, he is 26 he's a doctor, I am 51, we dont talk each other by other troubles, but every time I listen this song remember my son just like that day and I cry again, whising he loves me as I ever have loved him.

Ian Monfred

I just want to wish you the best Fernando. I'm not a parent but I lost my mother while incarcerated a few years back and I can't imagine just not spending all the time I can with my father. Leaving unresolved issues and having regrets about not spending enough time really is a horrible feeling. I hope for your sons sake and yours that you can reconcile your relationship. <3

TheRedBeanie AndthemagicalSkimaskwithglasses

@fernando sosa you’re completely right Fernando, thank you for taking the time to reply to my comment. From one guy to another take care man where ever you might find yourself you must always remind yourself that this life we are living is precious and fragile.

fernando sosa

@TheRedBeanie AndthemagicalSkimaskwithglassesWow !. That answer makes my heart glad. Be happy and take care of each other always. There is nothing more valuable in life. Love is the key of the door

TheRedBeanie AndthemagicalSkimaskwithglasses

@fernando sosa thank you for your genuine response Fernando I really appreciate it. As of rn I am currently on a road trip with my father we started in El Paso Texas and we just made it to San Diego today. Being on the open road with my dad and just getting a chance to talk about life and music really made me feel like our relationship is on a positive note. I’m sitting in the hotel room with my dad rn and you don’t know how happy i got seeing your positive message I’m also equally or more happy writing this response as well. God bless your heart man.❤️

fernando sosa

@TheRedBeanie AndthemagicalSkimaskwithglasses My friend, thank you for your comments, they show the nobility that you carry inside. Never expect to be in someone else's shoes. Find your father, you both need to connect again. And although life goes on, it will always be better if the connection of love is reestablished

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Guy Budziak

At some point in the inevitable future this album will be acknowledged as the masterpiece that it is. And it is just that.

Loretta _

It's a great piece of art. Beautiful

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