Song of the Day #4,643: ‘Pretty (Ugly Before)’ – Elliott Smith

Before today, Elliott smith had made 25 appearances as a Song of the Day artist. Thirteen of those were by my choice, while the other 12 were Random Weekend selections.

Today’s random SOTD evens up the score, making it a baker’s dozen of both random and intentional selections.

One thing is certain: every one of those 26 songs is a gem. In his short career, Smith seemed incapable of recording a song that wasn’t special in some way or another.

[Verse 1]
Sunshine
Been keeping me up for days
There is no nighttime
It’s only a passing phase

[Refrain]
And I feel pretty
Pretty enough for you
I felt so ugly before
I didn’t know what to do

[Verse 2]
Sometimes
Is all I feel up to now
But it’s not worth it to you
‘Cause you gotta get high somehow

[Verse 3]
Is it destruction that you require to feel
Like somebody wants you
Someone that’s more for real

[Verse 4]
Sunshine
Been keeping me up for days
There is no nighttime
Only a passing phase

[Refrain]
And I’ll feel pretty
Another hour or two
I felt so ugly before
(Ugly before)
I didn’t know what to do
I felt so ugly before
(Ugly before)
I didn’t know what to do
I felt so ugly before
(Ugly before)
I didn’t know what to do
Ugly before
(Ugly before)

One thought on “Song of the Day #4,643: ‘Pretty (Ugly Before)’ – Elliott Smith

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    And every one of his songs, though all lovely, sound nearly identical to me.

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