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Ballad of Big Nothing

by Cheekface

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miss u elliott


throwing candy out to the crowd, dragging down the main
the helpless little thing with the dirty mouth who's always got something to say
you're sitting around at home now waiting for your brother to call
I saw him down in the alley, having had enough of it all

said "you can do what you want to whenever you want to
you can do what you want to, there's no one to stop you"

all spit and spite, you're up all night and down every day
a tired man with only hours to go, just waiting to be taken away
getting into the back of a car for candy from some stranger
watching the parade with pinpoint eyes full of smoldering anger

you can do what you want to whenever you want to
you can do what you want to there's no one to stop you
though it doesn't mean a thing
big nothing


released December 26, 2018
Music and lyrics by Elliott Smith, Spent Bullets Music (BMI)

Amanda Tannen on bass guitar and backing vocals
Greg Katz on vocals and guitar
Mark Echo Edwards on drums and percussion

Recorded by Edgar Camey at New Monkey Studio in Los Angeles
Mixed by Greg Cortez


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