Song of the Day #2,529: ‘High Times’ – Elliot Smith

elliott_smith_new_moonToday’s Random Weekend selection is a track from Elliott Smith’s posthumous 2007 release, New Moon, a collection of unreleased tracks. These aren’t songs he was working on when he died in 2003, but rather outtakes from the sessions of two of his earlier records.

As with most of Smith’s music, particularly from that era, this song is a) acoustic and b) about drugs.

Coma kid taught me how
He’d come to follow you around
Wherever you go
Said I don’t go where I’m supposed to go

And I don’t go really anywhere you know
Told me how he’s driven by a curse
‘Til he kicked out into reverse
Said I don’t go where I’m supposed to go

And I don’t go really anywhere you know
I made up my mind and I don’t mind saying so
I went to meet you at central square
And when I couldn’t find you there

I went walking around the city some more
People watching with a cold blank stare
And I saw your face in everyone I swear
Seems I never get your kick quite right

I was walkin’ slow to a dirty dive
I’m so sick and tired tryin’ to change your mind
When its so easy to disconnect mine

High times
High times
High times
Yeah I feel fine
High times
High times
High times

Man I feel fine
Don’t pick me up
I’m fine right where I am
I don’t go where I’m supposed to go
Where I’m supposed to go

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,529: ‘High Times’ – Elliot Smith

  1. Dana says:

    Like the best of artists, even Smith’s throwaways are better than music put out there intentionally by other artists.

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