Talking to Mary
Elliott Smith Lyrics


Talking to Mary, you know you don't have to shout
She can hear what you're thinking like you're saying it right out loud

She sees behind that dirty look
It was her that followed down every every stupid turn you took

One day she'll go, I told you so
One day she'll go, I told you so

Saw the one big problem you keep under your hat
And its pretty unlikely that anyone else is cool with that

You got a bus fare in your pocket and more money down in your sock
But I can't tell you how to find her if you won't listen to her talk

One day she'll go, I told you so
One day she'll go, I told you so

Its no problem, I'll just keep quiet if its easier for you
To make believe in that I don't love you as much as I do

One day she'll go, I told you so
One day she'll go, I told you so
I told you so, I told you so

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Written by: STEVEN P. SMITH

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Cuz Dud

[Dsus2 - D7omit3/E - FM7b5 - G - (A)] [Bb - C - Eb - Dm]

[Dsus2]Talking to Mary, [D7omit3/E]you know you don't have to [FM7b5]shout [G - (A)]
[Bb]she can hear what you're thinking [C]like you were saying it right out [Eb]loud[Dm]

[Dsus2]It's you she [D7omit3/E]sees behind that dirty [FM7b5]look [G - (A)]
[Bb]it was her that followed [C]down every every stupid turn you [Eb]took[Dm]

[Bb]One [C]day she'll [Bb]go,[F] [Bb]I [C]told you [Bb]so[F]
[Bb]one [C]day she'll [Bb]go,[F] [Bb]I [C]told you [Bb]so

[Dsus2]Saw the one big [D7omit3/E]problem you keep under your [FM7b5]hat [G - (A)]
and it's [Bb]pretty unlikely that [C]anybody else is cool with [Eb]that[Dm]

You got [Dsus2]bus fare in your pocket and [D7omit3/E]more money down in your [FM7b5]sock [G - (A)]
but she can't [Bb]tell you how to contact [C]her if you won't listen to her [Eb]talk[Dm]

[Bb]One [C]day she'll [Bb]go,[F] [Bb]I [C]told you [Bb]so[F]
[Bb]one [C]day she'll [Bb]go,[F] [Bb]I [C]told you [Bb]so[F]

[Bb]It's no [A]problem, I'll just keep [Eb]quiet if its easier for [Gm]you
[Bb]to make be[A]lieve in that I don't [Eb]love you as much as I [Gm]do

[Bb]One [C]day she'll [Bb]go,[F] [Bb]I [C]told you [Bb]so[F]
[Bb]one [C]day she'll [Bb]go,[F] [Bb]I [C]told you [Bb]so[F]
[Bb]I [C]told you [Bb]so,[F] [Bb]I [C]told you [Bb]so[F]




* D7omit3/E: 0X021x
FM7b5: X33200



Lily Dobbins

Talking to Mary, you know you don't have to shout
She can hear what you're thinking like you're saying it right out loud

She sees behind that dirty look
It was her that followed down every every stupid turn you took

One day she'll go, I told you so
One day she'll go, I told you so

Saw the one big problem you keep under your hat
And its pretty unlikely that anyone else is cool with that

You got a bus fare in your pocket and more money down in your sock
But I can't tell you how to find her if you won't listen to her talk

One day she'll go, I told you so
One day she'll go, I told you so

Its no problem, I'll just keep quiet if its easier for you
To make believe in that I don't love you as much as I do

One day she'll go, I told you so
One day she'll go, I told you so
I told you so, I told you so



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God In The Machine™

I remember the first time I heard him say "it's no problem I'll just keep quiet if it's easier for you, to make believe then that I don't love you as much as I do." My jaw dropped. In awe.Those two lines say more than most entire albums. Elliott was such a special person.

Jekyl Whispy

Same

Lesia Umanets

Man, Elliott doesn't have a single mediocre song. Pure gold.

Sean Matthew King

@Gian Garcia I used to not like Amity. Maybe it was me 😲

Gian Garcia

I read the other day someone didn't like Amity, but I like to think they haven't listened to it enough. It's actually really catchy and fun to sing along to.

Fed Nance

damn straight

Danielle Marin

Lesia Umanets, I am discovering this. I continue to be blown-away. I do not know how this person's music escaped me way back when. I've been heavily into music my whole life and am a year younger than this man was.

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.

Ian Browning

this album is a peaceful, haunted place inside of you where you can go to dream and escape life for awhile

YoutubeCertifiedMechanic

This was the first vinyl album I ever bought like ten years ago.

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