elliott smith

elliott smith

King's Crossing by Elliott Smith, Cover by me

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http://tinyurl.com/subEBM Recorded on Division Day. My most cherished song, played on the the same date the world was cut in half 9 years ago - We miss you Elliott. This song holds a very special place in my heart. You're the fuckin man, you built this world I live in now. But... ______________________________________________________________ There is, a reason... A reason why I chose to upload this song, on this date... October 21st - this date has meaning to me... and many others. On this day, October 21st, 2003, the world became less real, and more like what it is today. A planet full of judgment and phoniness. ... Elliott Smith took his life that day, and in turn, the universe lost the most beautiful, creative, and genuine humans that has ever roamed with its bounds. There are songs. Then there is King's Crossing. It supersedes song, it supersedes music. Listening to this song gives me a feeling that music does not. I've had favourite songs before, but I've never had a song that was so much a part of me as King's Crossing. I've shed many tears listening to it, I Smiled many smiles because of it. The song was always to me sort of like Elliott's epilogue. Released after his death, it dances upon the subject of suicide, and being content with the idea. Even anxious. Frustrated with life. "I can't prepare for death anymore than I already have" "falling down like an omen, a setting sun" "ain't life great? Gimme one good reason not to do it" Typing out these lyrics puts a lump in my throat. Elliott.... I fuckin love you man, I could never thank you enough. I don't believe in a heaven, but it's a nice idea to think you're someplace where you've got a whole bunch of instruments, just sitting, waiting for you, shining on a silver tray just waiting for you to play em all at your hearts content. We already know you're going to get carried - lol, even if you asked them to not let you. I try not let the sadness felt by your death to overcome the sheer bliss I feel because you were here and wrote these beautiful songs for us - Sorry, but sometimes, especially times like right now, tonight... I can't hold back the tears, and I give into the grief. I love the way that your music makes me feel emotions... Sad and happy. Laughing and crying. My mind doesn't know what to do. I don't think the human mind can comprehend things it becomes so...so... I can't even explain any of it. It's beyond me. Beyond words. My appreciation of you extends so far beyond just your music. I'm a fan of you. You're my best friend, and I spend more time alone with you music flowing through my room, into my ears, than I do with anybody else. You really are my best friend, and I mean that in a literal sense. If I never found you, I wouldn't know what I was missing, but I'd be missing what is now my entire universe. I like to think I'm good with words, but when I start talking about you, I just can't seem to define what it is I'm feeling, I can't articulate my love for you. I hope so badly that other people can find a passion in life as strongly as the passion I found in your music. If it were proven that your death took you somewhere, man, I would end it so quick, get off this fuckin rock and go jam with you. I'd like to jam to the Everybody Cares, Everybody Understands outro first. That was a good one... The subtleties in your guitar, I hear everyone of them as if they were all individual symphonies. It makes me realize how much I still have to learn about music. Every song I write, I ask myself things like "does that sounds like Elliott? I wonder if Elliott would use a chord progression like this. Is that something Elliott would write?" haha, everyones gotta do there own thing, but I would be lying if I said I didn't want to sound just like you. I can't ever mimic your style to a tee, it's impossible, so I try to at least mimic the amount of passion, emotion, and honesty you put into your songs. Those were the three things you had in every song you w...