Memory Lane

- Elliott Smith
Released: 2004 Genres: Rock
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Lyric "Memory Lane"

[Verse 1]
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

[Hook]
Isolation
Pulled you passed
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

[Verse 2]
The mayor's name is fear
His force patrols the pier
From a mountain of cliche
That advances everyday

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

[Hook]
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

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

[Verse 3]
Uncomfortable apart
It's all written on my chart
And I take what's given to me
Most cooperatively

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

[Hook]
Isolation
Pushes past self-hatred
Guilt and shame
To a place where suffering is
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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Elliott Smith

Elliott Smith

Steven Paul 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 lived for much of his life in Portland, Oregon, where he first gained popularity. Smith's primary instrument was the guitar, though 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.