ramble through the bronx

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Wednesday, October 22, 2003

everything means nothing to me

I heard it on the radio just twenty minutes ago -- apparently it's beginning to leak out from California, though I didn't see a reference to it on the internet (arbiter, of course, of all things newsworthy). WFUV said that they'd heard & sources now seem to confirm. - no wait, here, at a fan pageSweet Adeline.

Elliott Smith is dead. At age 34. His body was found yesterday afternoon by a friend. Police believe it to be suicide (is the story so far).

The Rolling Stone biography says: "There are few tunesmiths who can tackle delicate issues -- heroin addiction, alcoholism, heartbreak and self-loathing -- with more sincerity and sensitivity than folk crooner Elliott Smith."

All I can say is... the scene in The Royal Tenenbaums when Ritchie is slashing his wrists and Elliott Smith's song "Needle in the Hay" is playing... it takes on a ... well I guess it couldn't be a darker tone, given that it was already dark... oh dear.


The lyrics to "Everything means nothing to me" (from Figure 8, released 2000)

Someone found the future as a statue
In a fountain
At attention looking backward in a
Pool of water
Wishes with a blue
Songbird on his shoulder
who keeps singing over everything

Everything means nothing to me
Everything means nothing to me
Everything means nothing to me

I picked up the song and found my picture
In the paper
The reflection in the water shouted
"Are your men still
Trying to salute
People from a time when he was
Everything he's supposed to be?"

Everything means nothing to me...

jane 10:26 AM [+]

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