Shooting Star
Elliott Smith Lyrics


You'll make the scene like you always do
Goin' up stream down the ave. to fuck some
Trophy boy that you won tonight at the bar
So bad, so far. You'll make him sad, shooting star.
When it was me
I was momentarily proud
I'm drunk on dreams now I'm glad
I didn't say out loud
You said you'd be for real but
I don't think that you are
So bad, so far. You make me sad, shooting star.
You distant cold, a sight to behold
Everybody just sighs. Nobody gets on
With you very long, cause you don't feel bad when you lie
I'm going to sleep now
Back to first square one
Square 2 will be where I can deal with the shit you've just done
It won't be soon
To say the least it's gonna be hard
So bad, so far. Your love is sad, shooting star
Your love is sad, shooting star

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Written by: STEVEN P. SMITH

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Roiy Benkel

You'll make the scene like you always do
Going up stream down the avenue
To fuck some trophy boy that you'll win tonight at the bar
So bad, so far
You'll make him sad, shooting star.
When it was me
I was momentarily proud
Drunk on dreams now I'm glad
I didn't say out loud
You said you'd be for real but
I don't believe that you are
So bad, so far
You make me sad, shooting star
You're distant and cold and a sight to behold
Everybody just sighs. But no one gets on
With you very long, ‘cause you don't feel bad when you lie
I'm going to sleep now
Going back to find square one
Square two be where I can deal with the shit you've just done
It won't be soon
Say the least it's gonna be hard
So bad, so far
Your love is sad, shooting star
Your love is sad, shooting star



Apteryx Nil

You'll make the scene like you always do
Goin' up stream down the ave. to fuck some
Trophy boy that you won tonight at the bar
So bad, so far. You'll make him sad, shooting star.
When it was me
I was momentarily proud
I'm drunk on dreams now I'm glad
I didn't say out loud
You said you'd be for real but
I don't think that you are
So bad, so far. You make me sad, shooting star.
You distant cold, a sight to behold
Everybody just sighs. Nobody gets on
With you very long, cause you don't feel bad when you lie
I'm going to sleep now
Back to first square one
Square 2 will be where I can deal with the shit you've just done
It won't be soon
To say the least it's gonna be hard
So bad, so far. Your love is sad, shooting star
Your love is sad, shooting star



Nota Nameatall

You'll make the scene like you always do
Goin' up stream down the ave. to fuck some
Trophy boy that you won tonight at the bar
So bad, so far. You'll make him sad, shooting star.
When it was me
I was momentarily proud
I'm drunk on dreams now I'm glad
I didn't say out loud
You said you'd be for real but
I don't think that you are
So bad, so far. You make me sad, shooting star.
You distant cold, a sight to behold
Everybody just sighs. Nobody gets on
With you very long, cause you don't feel bad when you lie
I'm going to sleep now
Back to first square one
Square 2 will be where I can deal with the shit you've just done
It won't be soon
To say the least it's gonna be hard
So bad, so far. Your love is sad, shooting star
Your love is sad, shooting star



Steven Denny

You'll make the scene like you always do
Goin' up stream down the ave. to fuck some
Trophy boy that you won tonight at the bar
So bad, so far. You'll make him sad, shooting star.
When it was me
I was momentarily proud
I'm drunk on dreams now I'm glad
I didn't say out loud
You said you'd be for real but
I don't think that you are
So bad, so far. You make me sad, shooting star.
You distant cold, a sight to behold
Everybody just sighs. Nobody gets on
With you very long, cause you don't feel bad when you lie
I'm going to sleep now
Back to first square one
Square 2 will be where I can deal with the shit you've just done
It won't be soon
To say the least it's gonna be hard
So bad, so far. Your love is sad, shooting star
Your love is sad, shooting star



All comments from YouTube:

booognish

The guitar work always just blew me away on this... Was so impressed by his acoustic/fingerpicking style and was just so surprised to hear this song.. Definitely a favorite for a long time.. Possibly still

mywhychromosome

Yeahhh, I know just what you mean...the guy could fucking shred if he wanted to, but what I love about his leads on this record (the Heatmiser demo of "Christian Brothers" is another good example) is that through detuning, odd note sequences, and specific pedals, he ends up using guitar breaks as these kind of unsettling, white noise moments. Sort of reminds me of Jonny Greenwood's work circa "The Bends"

Kevin OB

O'DOYLE RULESSSS BITCH

mywhychromosome

You know the way big, legendary records often get expansive re-releases with b-sides and even alt mixes, etc? I know a lot of the unfinished/semi-finished other tracks from these sessions have been leaked out, but I would LOVE to hear the original David Mcconnell mixes of these songs before the producer Elliott specifically stated he did not want to work on the album got his hands on it after his death. Especially songs like this and "Coast to Coast", which according to David, were actually 100% completed and mixed before being tampered with. Campaign?

mywhychromosome

@Eric Refford Most of the stuff that I've read about/know of is supposedly just wildly different mixes of songs that were put out in some other form, but there are a few 'unreleased' ones that have been mentioned, most from his last period, but a few semi-finished/aborted ones from earlier: A cover of "Hey Jude" he did that was supposed to be in "Royal Tenenbaums", but he was really strung-out during that period, and the result was supposedly too ragged for what Anderson wanted...a song called "Suicide Machine", that people mistakenly think is out there, but is supposedly actually another song put under that name, a full-band, completed take of "Abused" (as opposed to the missing-bass, rough demo that one of his collaborators leaked)...I'll try to see if I can think of any others

Eric Refford

@mywhychromosome curious....any chance you know what songs were stolen from him (referring to when Elliott was starting to become paranoid and said someone broke into his place) I will forever wonder if there are shelved songs by the record company that still haven’t been released, or what may have been in his own possession at his death. I find it hard to believe with how big his discography was, and how much he genuinely just loved creating that there isn’t more out there. <3 all the love

mxsxkxcrc

@mywhychromosome absolutely, agreed!

mywhychromosome

@mxsxkxcrc "Basement" remains my favorite ES record, even in its unfinished, remixed state...the strongest songs on it just being SO fucking strong, as well as pushing in a new direction for him, one which I think suited him very well...I guess what I was originally getting at, though, is that if even the notably scrubbed, cleaned-up, and reworked version, still sounds comparatively wild...imagine what it ORIGINALLY sounded like??

mxsxkxcrc

this is one of the best-mixed ES songs ever, huge and messy

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Roiy Benkel

You'll make the scene like you always do
Going up stream down the avenue
To fuck some trophy boy that you'll win tonight at the bar
So bad, so far
You'll make him sad, shooting star.
When it was me
I was momentarily proud
Drunk on dreams now I'm glad
I didn't say out loud
You said you'd be for real but
I don't believe that you are
So bad, so far
You make me sad, shooting star
You're distant and cold and a sight to behold
Everybody just sighs. But no one gets on
With you very long, ‘cause you don't feel bad when you lie
I'm going to sleep now
Going back to find square one
Square two be where I can deal with the shit you've just done
It won't be soon
Say the least it's gonna be hard
So bad, so far
Your love is sad, shooting star
Your love is sad, shooting star

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