The Biggest Lie
Elliott Smith Lyrics


I'm waiting for the train
The subway that only goes one way
The stupid thing that will come to pull us apart
And make everybody late

You spent everything you had
Wanted everything to stop that bad
And now I'm a crushed credit card registered to smith
Not the name that you call me with
You turned white like a saint
I'm tired of dancing on a pot of gold flake paint
Oh we're so very precious, you and I
And everything that you do makes me want to die

Oh I just told the biggest lie
I just told the biggest lie
The biggest lie

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Written by: STEVEN P. SMITH

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Orcvs Ivstitia

Cradle your head to lessen the blow
On the horizon's where the answer lies
My soul is hungry to feel the energy
I get my power from the gravity
Lasting image is frozen in time
I see the sky and live another day
Unending journey fueled by the energy
I feel the pressure suffocating me
Find the answer
Crowbar....Mr. Weinstein also gets it. Totally different mode of expression but another voice in the choir of not alone. That's kept me straight a long long time now and I've been a giant piece of shit. So much so that if I now today happened upon a man like I was back then. I'd put as much distance between him and I as there is now. Meditation, prayer and helping others knowing full well that they don't deserve it is also key. After all I just said it. I'd run from someone like me unless they asked for help. That's evidence too. Evidence to the fact that you are worthy of assistance, compassion, love and then freedom. My wife always asked me. "why do you listen to the saddest most depressing music". Everytime she gets the same response. "It's all apart of the choir of not alone". Maybe we caught a bad beat or maybe just maybe we're (in some instances) too aware or too smart of the realities human beings face. To know that and not warn people, to not explain the pitfalls and trapdoors in rock bottom that exist. Is maybe the most evil thing anyone can do.



newt

I totally agree, but there are 5 albums he released when he was alive :L
1. Roman Candle
2. Elliott Smith (eponymous)
3. Either/Or
4. XO
5. Figure 8
Post humorous
1. From A Basement On the Hill
2. New Moon (My personal favorite seconded by his self-titled album)

And if you count Heatmiser than that adds 4 album if you count Yellow No. 5



Cuz Dud

[F]

I'm [F]waiting for the [Dm]train
[Bb]the sub[C]way that only [F]goes one [Dm]way
[Bb]the stupid [C]thing that will [Bb]come to pull us a[D]part
[Bb]and m[C]ake everybody [F]late

You [F]spent everything you [Dm]had
[Bb]wanted [C]everything to [F]stop that [Dm]bad
[Bb]now I'm a [C]crushed credit [Bb]card registered to [D]Smith
[Bb]not the [C]name that you call me [F]with

[F - Dm - Bb - C x2] [Bb - D - Bb - C]

You turned [F]white like a [Dm]saint
I'm [Bb]tired of dancing [C]on a pot of [F]gold flake [Dm]paint
[Bb]oh we're [C]so very [Bb]precious, you and [D]I
[Bb]and every[C]thing that you do [Bb]makes me want to [D]die
[Bb]oh I [C]just told the biggest [Bb]lie[C - Bb - D]
[Bb]I [C]just told the biggest [Bb]lie [C - Bb - D]
[Bb][C]the biggest [Bb]li[C]e [Bb - D]

[Bb - C - F]



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Sam O'd

Elliott Smith speaks to the depressed, the lonely, the addicts, the suicidal. I'm all of the above. I have no favourite song, rather a favourite person who may be gone but will sing to me as long as I hold on.

Orcvs Ivstitia

Cradle your head to lessen the blow
On the horizon's where the answer lies
My soul is hungry to feel the energy
I get my power from the gravity
Lasting image is frozen in time
I see the sky and live another day
Unending journey fueled by the energy
I feel the pressure suffocating me
Find the answer
Crowbar....Mr. Weinstein also gets it. Totally different mode of expression but another voice in the choir of not alone. That's kept me straight a long long time now and I've been a giant piece of shit. So much so that if I now today happened upon a man like I was back then. I'd put as much distance between him and I as there is now. Meditation, prayer and helping others knowing full well that they don't deserve it is also key. After all I just said it. I'd run from someone like me unless they asked for help. That's evidence too. Evidence to the fact that you are worthy of assistance, compassion, love and then freedom. My wife always asked me. "why do you listen to the saddest most depressing music". Everytime she gets the same response. "It's all apart of the choir of not alone". Maybe we caught a bad beat or maybe just maybe we're (in some instances) too aware or too smart of the realities human beings face. To know that and not warn people, to not explain the pitfalls and trapdoors in rock bottom that exist. Is maybe the most evil thing anyone can do.

John Smith

5 years later, man hopefully you've seen things turn around at least a little. Maybe an update? Either way keep holding on.

Kooky Thymes

weirdly also speaks to me, who is none of the above

Amy Boyle

As long as I hold on.

amy esposito

Same. Depressed all my life and I cling to him as long as i can stay alive.

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Televisual Freedom

Glad to see the comments section has become a forum for the lost, the depressed/ once depressed, the broken, the pensive.... For those who are currently an odd shaped puzzle piece looking for a place in life, no matter what the situation, please know that you are not alone :)

Anna Horvath

Certainly feel like it though

Barstool Blues

This is his greatest song as far as I'm concerned.

John Vasi

Definitely the best..

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