Pretty Mary K
Elliott Smith Lyrics


Almost forgot
Started to say
Rode into the sun
Past everyone
Hallelujah, pretty Mary K

I found faith in the infirmary
There's a soldier lying in bed
With a wound to the head
Calling out to pretty Mary K

Here's what you get for things that haven't happened yet

I happened upon pretty Mary K
But a soldier's uniform waved you away
I walk round the dock and talk to St. James
Though I'm already done
And ask everyone "have you seen her?"
Pretty Mary K
Have you seen her?
Pretty Mary K

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Written by: Steven Paul Smith

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

AnotherDeadDisciple

A thousand times THIS.

You know, it always feels odd & a bit silly as a devoted elliott fan to stan out on lyrics and keep this endless list of expressions of "THIS is how genius his lyrics are," but its absolutely true..

Idc about "best," but Elliott is tremendous and unmistakable.. His ability to repeat lines that remain thematic of him as a whole without ever seeming repetitive or out of ideas..

He had so many more inside of him, a shame of a realization that is hard to fully grasp or find solace from..

He'll be the songwriter of my lifetime, without a shadow of a doubt...



Nick Cordes

Pretty Mary K walks along the dock
with some sailor's pay shoved down in her sock
Pretty Mary K with some little boy in blue
Who can't stay away from you

Pretty Mary K took him back to town
I'm down here by the bay where the water pounds
Up against the wall crying black and blue
that keeps me away from you

Pretty words that you whispered
maybe I misunderstood
Somebody's not paying attention to what they promised
and their word isn't good

Oh Mary K I can see her face
Down there in the waves painted and erased
but I know its just the reflection of the moon
a big fake resembling you

Gonna go down in the water
fill my mouth up full of sand
I'll be waiting there impatient with my dead imagination
while your with some other man

Pretty Mary K is off in somebody's room
I'm down here by the bay with my arm around the moon
But I'll be with you soon, just as soon as I've paid
I'll walk across the water with Pretty Mary K

Walk on the water pretty Mary K



All comments from YouTube:

Jon Turk

This song is a good reminder that Elliot was probably the best lyric writer of his generation. The melodies are always insane but man that guy could write lyrics. Love you Elliott

Tara Milton

@AnotherDeadDisciple I met Elliot on a rainy gray sunday afternoon on calidonian rd london. Elliot was like Elvis to me...

AnotherDeadDisciple

A thousand times THIS.

You know, it always feels odd & a bit silly as a devoted elliott fan to stan out on lyrics and keep this endless list of expressions of "THIS is how genius his lyrics are," but its absolutely true..

Idc about "best," but Elliott is tremendous and unmistakable.. His ability to repeat lines that remain thematic of him as a whole without ever seeming repetitive or out of ideas..

He had so many more inside of him, a shame of a realization that is hard to fully grasp or find solace from..

He'll be the songwriter of my lifetime, without a shadow of a doubt...

Janice Sunseri

He should have won the Nobel Soul Prize.

Rajan Badal

yeah he shouldaa

KoRn Hub

69th like

CannibalMoth848 Day Z

All.of.them every single one of em

YUVAL YITSHAK

Well said.

Cae Rule

:)

Jekyl Whispy

I had a dream last night where I decided I must listen to this song before I put on my cassette tape I had lost and just found again. I was on a big ol bus. And that's why I'm here right now. This is so very beautiful.

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