Memory Lane

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Elliott Smith

Steven Paul "Elliott" Smith (August 6, 1969 – October 21, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter and musician. Smith was born in Omaha, Nebraska, raised primarily in Texas, and resided for a significant portion of his life in Portland, Oregon, the area in which he first gained popularity. Smith's primary instrument was the guitar, but he was also proficient with piano, clarinet, bass guitar, drums, and harmonica. Smith had a distinctive vocal style, characterized by his "whispery, spiderweb-thin delivery," and used multi-tracking to create vocal layers, textures, and harmonies. more »


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2005
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This is the place you end up 
When you lose the chase
Where you're dragged against your will
From a basement on the hill

And all anybody knows is
You're not like them
And they kick you in the head
And send you back to bed

Isolation pulled you past a tunnel to a bright 
World where you can make a place to stay

But everybody's scared of this place
They're staying away
Your little house on memory lane

The mayor's name is fear
His voice patrols the pier
From a mountain of cliche
That advances every day

The doctor spoke a cloud
He rained out loud
You'll keep your doors and windows shut
And swear you'll never show a soul again

But isolation pushes you 'til every muscle aches
Down the only road it ever takes

But everybody's scared of this place
They're staying away
Your little house on memory lane

If it's your decision
To be open about yourself
Be careful or else
Be careful or else

I'm comfortable apart
It's all written on my chart
That I take what's given me
Most cooperatively

I do what people say
And lie in bed all day
Absolutely horrified
I hope you're satisfied

Isolation pushes past self-hatred, guilt and shame
To a place where suffering's just a game

But everybody's scared of this place
They're staying away
Your little house on memory lane

Your little house on memory lane

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Written by: SCOTT STEPAKOFF, CAITLYN SMITH, WILL BOWEN

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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