Song of the Day #4,278: ‘Happiness’ – Elliott Smith

A month ago, the Random iTunes Fairy served up Elliott Smith songs on back-to-back weekends. Now she’s back with another one, the 11th from his catalog to appear on Random Weekends.

The RIF must really like Elliott Smith. He is outperforming the percentages considerably. The law of averages would predict about half as many Smith posts as we’ve gotten.

Not that I’m complaining. Smith’s catalog is sadly limited, and every one of his albums is full of great material. I’m glad my Random Weekends are doing their part to give his music the attention it deserves.

Activity’s killing the actor
And the cop’s standing out in the road
Turning traffic away
There was nothing she could do until after
When his body’d been buried below
Way back in the day
Oh my, nothing else could have been done
He made his life a lie so
He might never have to know anyone
Made his life a lie you know

I told him that he shouldn’t upset her
And that he’d only be making it worse
Involving somebody else
But I knew that he’d never forget her
While her memory worked in reverse
To keep her safe from herself
And oh my, nothing else could have been done
She made her life a lie so
She might never have to know anyone
Made her life a lie you know

What I used to be will pass away and then you’ll see
That all I want now is happiness for you and me
What I used to be will pass away and then you’ll see
That all I want now is happiness for you and me
What I used to be will pass away and then you’ll see
That all I want now is happiness for you and me

One thought on “Song of the Day #4,278: ‘Happiness’ – Elliott Smith

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Melancholy music for melancholy times.

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