Elliott Smith - 2:45 AM Lyrics




I'm going out sleepwalking
Where mute memories start talking
The boss that couldn't help but hurt you
And the pretty thing he made desert you
I'm going out like a baby
A naive unsatisfiable baby
Grabbing onto whatever's around
For the soaring high or the crushing down
Hidden cracks that don't show
But that constantly just grow
Looking for the man that attacked me
While everybody was laughing at me
You beat it in me, that part of you
But I'm gonna split us back in two
Tired of living in a cloud
If you're gonna say shit now you'll do it out loud
It's 2:45 in the morning
And I'm putting myself on warning
For waking up in an unknown place
With a recollection you've half-erased
Looking for somebody's arms
To wave away past harm
Walking out on Center Circle
Both of you can just fade to black
Walking out on Center Circle
Been pushed away and I'll never come back





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  1. C Buckaloo

    Tired of living in a cloud.....

  2. Dr Drai

    Been pushed away and I'll never go back.

  3. milo schreier

    I swear when he said laugh I felt the spit coming from his mouth land on my arm

  4. black spring

    you beat it in me, that part of you, but i'm gonna split us back in two.

  5. mr pebbles

    Perfect song writting

  6. Raul Daniel

    Elliott Smith vive.

  7. Felipe Eduardo

    When the bass and drums kick in at the ending i instantaneously get shivers

  8. Jmpsthrufyre * 665 years ago

    Not a bad song did he ever write. It is incredible.

  9. Brenten Musel

    Elliot smith was something wasnt he?

  10. Shinobi _

    Going through a 3 year break up right now and I just discovered Elliotts music.... this is helping me cope without drugs and alcohol.

    I don’t want to get drunk or high anymore it’s a fucked up cycle.
    Thank you Elliott, your music is helping me through this darkness.

    Rest In Peace dear soul. 🌹

  11. K D

    Thanks for existing.

  12. Mrsteisag2

    I’ll never go back

  13. nxtArtillery

    it's 2:45am.

  14. Benjamin Homsher

    does this hit home?

  15. jack borsack

    Ridiculously beautiful in my top 5 songs... lmk if you guys want a list

  16. WinRARChickenDinRAR

    The way the drum comes in reminds me of In the air tonight

  17. Jekyl Whispy

    y'all who downvoted, did it feel good to crucify Jesus?

  18. Dan De Almeida

    Love it

  19. Andrew Andy

    I love this song,I wish the and was longer

  20. Anthony Moon

    THE WAY THE DRUMS COME TOGETHER IN THE END IS SO BEAUTIFULLY HEAVY

  21. Extreme

    I stayed up just so I could listen to this at 2:45 am

    Fleef69

    Don’t want to stay up too late so I’m listening to this at 1:34 AM instead

  22. Kaylin

    Weird that this song came on my shuffle at 2:45 a.m. just a few moments ago. Elliot always comes along just when you need him.

  23. Kill Rock Stars

    Check out this rare live footage of Elliott's 1999 New Year's Eve performance at The Knitting Factory: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6KwzgIePF4Dy7347Om6Ijcsr4vh6JJjP

    Five Hour Energy

    Kill Rock Stars thanks so much I love some rare Elliott footage 🦷

  24. MarkOfTheNorth

    Just ....wow. Breath taking.

  25. Meegs B

    Please research the flat Earth!

    Five Hour Energy

    Everywhere aren’t you. Why don’t you research science instead of spamming comments.

    Meegs B

    Five Hour Energy just trying to wake folks up my friend! Type in 'bubbles in space' or 'ISS bloopers' to see what kind of science our tax dollars are paying for.

  26. Mike Blaid

    xxxtentacion was definitely inspired by elliot!

    Five Hour Energy

    Mike Blaid I hope this is a joke lol

  27. 13firecomet

    Those fucking drums shake my core

  28. Lucia Najera

    Undoubtedly one of the best songs uf not the best be elliott

  29. Hottest Producers

    2:45 AM. Who else is here?

  30. Gabriel Rine

    Bummer he dead. Very real

  31. Mike Newton

    Looking for the man that attacked me, while everyone was laughing at me.

    Being a victim of a child molester, this line hits fucking home so hard. The looking for my assailant is more like just being lost and everyone is laughing at me as I try to find a way to live as well as cope with and overcome the insecurity and overall damage from the trauma.

  32. Eli Miles

    Im 22.. a broken heart and whiskey brought me here

  33. Roiy Benkel

    I'm going out sleepwalking
    Where mute memories start talking
    The boss that couldn't help but hurt you
    And the pretty thing he made desert you
    I'm going out now like a baby
    A naïve unsatisfiable baby
    Grabbing onto whatever's around
    For the soaring high or the crushing down
    With hidden cracks that don't show
    But that constantly just grow
    I'm looking for the man that attacked me
    While everybody was laughing at me
    You beat it in me that part of you
    But I'm gonna split us back in two
    Tired of living in a cloud
    If you're gonna say shit now you'll do it out loud
    It's 2:45 in the morning
    And I'm putting myself on warning
    For waking up in an unknown place
    With a recollection you've half erased
    Looking for somebody's arms to
    Wave away past harms
    I'm walking out on center circle
    The both of you can just fade to black
    I'm walking out on center circle
    Been pushed away and I'll never go back

  34. Mark Baker

    Love the comments on every elliott song

  35. mattheo himenez

    Fade to a bright orange. Since your oh so successful. Orange is my sad colour.

  36. Benj

    The best to ever do it.

  37. lucas salas

    happy birthday u moron

  38. Ben Phone

    As an Irishman I can honestly attest to this song and feel a sort of shame, not in the bad way but rather I'm happy that every day gets slightly better

  39. Czar Worm

    Every night for the past 4 years this song both described and ended my night.

  40. Don Birnam

    If i was walking down the side walk and a saw an old tv playing this song with a p8cture of Elliot i would stop and thank my blessings this song is so good, many nights cleaning listening to Elliot for hours, thank you Elliot. Amazing

  41. coffinspire1

    I wish i can tell elliot how much this song means to me... Thank you so much...

  42. RETINA RENTAL

    ᴡʜᴀᴛ ᴅɪᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ʟɪɴᴇ, "ɪ'ᴍ ɢᴏɪɴɢ ᴏᴜᴛ ʟɪᴋᴇ ᴀ ʙᴀʙʏ" ᴍᴇᴀɴ?

    RETINA RENTAL

    Tom Schu ᴏʀ ᴅɪᴅ ɪᴛ ᴍᴇᴀɴ ᴘᴀssɪɴɢ ᴏᴜᴛ?

    Tom Schu

    RETINA RENTAL I'm No native english speaker...let me sleep over it..I give you my Impression in a few hours😏

    Tom Schu

    RETINA RENTAL Hi Retina, Yesterday I couldn't sleep,so I was listening this song. My opinion: It's Not about drinking or drugs,at least not in the first place.More about Depression and a Guy,who's chased out in the night by His own demons. "I'm going out now like a Baby/A name unsatisfiable Baby/ Grabbing onto whatever's around/ For soaring high or the crushing down"... vulnerable,not so much passing Out,searching,maybe naive in choice of solution from His misery..."With Hidden cracks that don't Show/ But that constantly just grow/I'm looking for the man that attacked me/ While everybody was laughing at me"...lonely,beat up by Somebody or something and the cracks=pain getting bigger....RIP Elliott Smith/ and I hope you can sleep Well Retina😴😉

    RETINA RENTAL

    Tom Schu ᴛʜᴀᴛ ᴄᴏᴜʟᴅ ʙᴇ. ɪғ ʜᴇ ᴡᴀs ᴀʟɪᴠᴇ ᴛᴏᴅᴀʏ ɪ'ᴅ ʜᴀᴠᴇ sᴏ ᴍᴀɴʏ ǫᴜᴇsᴛɪᴏɴs ᴛᴏ ᴀsᴋ. ʜᴇ'ʟʟ ᴀʟᴡᴀʏs ʙᴇ ᴀ ʟᴇɢᴇɴᴅ ɪ'ʟʟ ʟɪsᴛᴇɴ ᴛᴏ ᴀᴛ ʟᴇᴀsᴛ 2 ᴛɪᴍᴇs ᴀ ᴅᴀʏ. ғᴇɴᴋs

    JayRed ###

    It means he is going to go out innocent, without the burdens of a life lived, babies are the personification of pure innocence......

  43. mike jeropke

    Story of my Life

  44. Cowboy Dan

    Literally, I love how it builds up and it reflects everything that's happening in your life and then those drums come in and you just trust fall into, what almost feels like a dimly lit pool of water. This music is so healing to me personally. I can just chain smoke like, ten cigarettes and completely vegetate.

    Claude H.

    You had me until the lung cancer.

  45. Arnie Grape

    just like fire pink???

  46. Tony Armijo

    Even though he’s gone, I feel a connection every time I listen to this song.

  47. Patrick Kent

    Take me away from this place Elliott. Take me far away. Thank you for being who are you.

  48. Cuz Dud

    [(Riff) Em - C - G x4]

    [Em]I'm going [C]out sleepwal[G]king
    where [Em]mute memo[C]ries start talk[G]ing
    the [Em]boss that couldn't [C]help but hurt [G]you
    and the [Em]pretty thing you [C]made desert [G]you

    I'm [Em]going out now [C]like a ba[G]by
    a na[Em]ive unsatis[C]fiable ba[G]by
    [Em]grabbing onto what[C]ever's aro[G]und
    for the [Em]soaring high or the [C]crushing do[G]wn

    [A7]With hidden cracks that don't [Am]show
    but [D]that constantly just [C]grow

    I'm [Em]looking for the [C]man that attacked [G]me
    while [Em]everybody was [C]laughing at [G]me
    you [Em]beat it in me that [C]part of [G]you
    but I'm [Em]gonna split us [C]back in tw[G]o

    [A7]Tired of living in a [Am]cloud
    if you're gonna [D]say shit now you'll do it out [C]loud

    [Em]It's 2:4[C]5 in the morn[G]ing
    and I'm [Em]putting my[C]self on warn[G]ing
    for [Em]waking up in an [C]unknown pla[G]ce
    with a [Em]recollection you [C]half era[G]sed

    [A7]Looking for somebody's [Am]arms to
    [D]wave away past [C]harms

    I'm [Em]walking out on [C]center cir[G]cle
    the [Em]both of you can just [C]fade to bl[G]ack
    I'm [Em]walking out on [C]center cir[G]cle
    been [Em]pushed away and I'll [C]never go b[G]ack

    [Em C G x4]

    RETINA RENTAL

    Cuz Dud.

  49. Nacho Man Randy Sandwich

    the both of you can just fade to black

  50. S. Crockett

    This song helps me through many-a sad nights. Still don't know if he offed himself or not. Such a great talent. R.I.P. I had an uber white roommate freshman year at Pitt and we spent hours on Elliott Smith's discography. Cultural exchange. Although, you may be surprised, it was me who introduced my roommate to E.S. He put me onto Beatles and Simon and Garfunkel. When we both got news freshman year that E.S. died, we were kinda sad. Such beautiful music.

    xPg13X

    S. Crockett
    Must be hard for you to reminisce publicly about your first time being fucked up the ass....youre so strong, I'm proud of you

    S. Crockett

    xPg13X uhhhh...??? Not necessary

    xPg13X

    What ? I was giving you props for having the courage to speak publicly about your first time, no need for modesty now just accept the praise

  51. Rachel Heilig

    I named my son after him. A bit morbid? Maybe.
    Elliott Smith saved my life the same way my son has saved my life time and time again. So it's fitting.

    xPg13X

    Rachel Heilig
    Your son sings to you and saves you from....umm I got nothing here

  52. Shane V

    We are a group of music snobs nerding out over our favorite songs that fall under a new theme each day. Come show us what you got! Today’s theme is “What time is it?”.
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/SupercordsMusicClub/

  53. John Arundell

    You're going out sleepwalking
    Where mute memories start talking
    The boss that couldn't help but hurt you
    And the pretty thing you made desert you

    I'm going out like a baby
    A naive, unsatisfiable baby
    Grabbing on to whatever's around
    For the soaring high or the crushing down

    With hidden cracks that don't show, but
    That constantly just grow

    I'm looking for the man that attacked me
    While everybody was laughing at me
    You beat it in me, that part of you
    But I'm gonna split us back in two

    I'm tired of living in a cloud
    If you're gonna say shit now, you do it out loud

    It's 2.45 in the morning
    And I'm putting myself on warning
    For waking up in an unknown place
    With a recollection you half erased

    Looking for somebody's arms
    To wave away past harms

    I'm walking out on Center Circle *
    The both of you can just fade to black
    I'm walking out on Center Circle
    Been pushed away and I'll never come back

    * I finally found out what this is thanks to a comment below which said it's a street in Portland. Some lyric sites and other attempts to transcribe the lyrics have this as "sinner's circle" whatever that is (in their defense it does sound exactly the same) but I looked it up and interestingly there is an Elliott Ave (complete with double t) which goes through it on both sides of a diagonal section with Center Circle in the middle. I wonder if Elliott got his new name from here when he changed it from Steven, but I'm not sure if he was even in Portland yet when he changed it. The guy who designed the layout of the streets in the pattern named them all for trees except for Ladd (him) and Elliott, which was his wife's maiden name, for the two main avenues which lead to Center Circle. So maybe Elliott Smith is called Elliott Smith because of some lady in the 1890s. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ladd%27s_Addition

  54. Devronicus

    It's at 245,000 views...

  55. Championette

    Miss you, Elliott... we all do. 🖤

  56. Jennifer May

    I really love the comment section on Elliott songs. They tend to be loving and filled with how his music has touched peoples' lives. Much <3 to all other fans out there.

    Championette

    Jennifer May
    Love and light to you, friend. 💜✨

    jen sze

    nobody could listen to Elliott Smith without falling in love with him. I really believe he is an angel, and I mean it not in a religious way...

    phony montana

    @jen sze well said

    Zachary Collett

    Agreed. Cheers, family!

  57. Payton Lewelling - Hagen

    I spent all this time snapping my fingers, wishing that one of these times it would work, and I'd disappear forever. It's 2:45 AM, September 24th. You passed away 380 days ago, around this time, and I realize now that I was snapping my fingers, hoping to see you in your stupid green windbreaker again.

  58. Billy Brookes

    This song is heavy AF

  59. punkeinhorn

    listening to this song at 4:06am

  60. Dudewhatiflike

    You'll never guess what time it is right now... I'll give you two guesses.

  61. Marcell Roncsák

    Love this song but I'd really wish that outro were a bit longer...

    Mark Baker

    Or the outro was the intro....

  62. Jim Bob

    2:33am in the morning in Berlin, but I'm in Morocco

  63. Substance

    this album saved me from depression. i mean, it didn't make my depression go away but for a long time listening to it was all i was able to do to cope. i really don't know where i would be now if i didn't find this music when i did.

    Ame Son

    i damn near almost died and all i had was an ipod. guess who was on there elliot smith. depression might have gotten a bunch of us and even if his wife killed him he continues to help people out. we should ve thankful

    Dani

    His death was undetermined [email protected] Son

    Abstrak Jaz

    the power of music

    ZFERRELL

    I know exactly what you mean.

    Ebbtide42

    Elliotts saved me so many times

  64. Jakov Matosic

    This song speaks to me

    Eliza Smith

    Jakov Matosic Me too. I hear it when I should be sleeping but someone who works here starts vacuuming the hall at 2am and once I have been awakened it's VERY HARD to get back to sleep.🖤

    xPg13X

    Me to, it's almost as tho it's singing in a voice that has English words...spooky

  65. Andy Cats

    Elliott's music perfectly represents what it is to be a true and honest human being in this beautifully fucked up universe.

    xPg13X

    Andy Cats
    I think you're in the wrong comment section man, this isn't Taylor Swift

  66. andrew dyke

    I can really connect with this song I have bad deppression and insogmnia and I sleep walk like crazy

    xPg13X

    Championette
    My confusion is due to a person's ability to suffer from insomnia, a condition where a person is unable to sleep in some fashion or another while simultaneously claiming to "sleep walk like crazy" which I'm assuming means you sleep walk often rather than you do insane type things while you sleep walk, ill go with the former anyways as it makes the most sense so you're a man who cannot sleep who also chronically sleepwalks, sleepwalking is only accomplished while a person is in REM sleep so you are able to attain full healthy sleep patterns yet you cannot sleep, something is amiss here

    Championette

    xPg13X
    They aren’t necessarily mutually exclusive of each another... some nights the anxiety keeps one awake while on other occasions it may induce sleepwalking. I just think that calling someone out for their experiences isn’t helpful or supportive. Maybe they aren’t capable of explaining their experiences clearly but that isn’t grounds to deem one a liar or “fake” as you put it. There’s enough negativity in this shitty world... and insulting someone for how they relate to a piece of art, a song fraught with complex emotions, in this case, isn’t helpful... in fact it’s hurtful. Something to think about. Take it easy, friend.

    xPg13X

    Championette
    Look I know you're trying to walk away from this with what little dignity you've left so I'm going to give you the help you need to leave as a wiser albeit beaten and bloody fuck up, ahem so sleepwalking and insomnia are mutually elusive because insomnia is a disorder which requires a person to be without sleep for a extended period of time with either consecutive days and nights without sleep or nearly consecutive sleeplessness. Sleepwalking on the other hand requires (as I've mentioned before) a person to be in REM or rapid eye movement sleep which is the rythm of sleep we enter during our deepest periods of rest, it's said to be the most important sleep rythm to achieve and hasamy important functions with regards to regeneration of energy both of physical and mental variety as well as healing functions. Those who suffer from insomnia have the majority of their issues due to their inability to enter REM sleep most of all, so if you are an insomniac i.e. you have long periods of consecutive sleepless days and nights then you cannot claim to have sleep walking issues as well since REM sleep is necessary for a person to sleep walk, now jf he wasn't sujesting that he was experiencing the two conditions simultataneously then that's fucked up but possible, this wasn't my interpretation tho nor is it my argument I've had to engage in with you since you called upon yourself to save the day, why did you come I wonder ? You're not an angel super hero who swoops on down to defend the weak from bullies and villains, no that's what you want people to think of you but youre selfish I can tell, hmm I guess you're looking for validation, desperately seeking it out from anyone even strangers, youre so ravenous for approval that you skipped reading my message in full and embarrassed yourself beyond repair. You came at me with your self professed righteousness and claims of moral superiority hoping for praise from people you don't even know for accomplishing what ends up being petty schoolyard ganging up and bullying haha see I know where I stand and I'm honest in my speech, youre the false one hiding behind a mask of kindness as you judge us all and wait for your chance to attack someone without having to fear the kind of reprisal people like me face, you didn't know what you were getting into I suppose,, now you think on this, the next time you come at someone with your cunt viewpoints that you seem to have developed based on modern Christian fanaticism and good old fashioned American brand arrogance coupled with the sense that you've earned the right to judge even without understanding a God damn thing....cunt

    RETINA RENTAL

    xPg13X ʟᴍᴀᴏ ʏᴏᴜ ʀᴏᴀsᴛᴇᴅ ʜᴇʀ

    paul Spencer

    @xPg13Xeven if that was pretty obvious chill

  67. Jessica 100

    Faz falta..

  68. Joseph Rubenstein

    center circle is a street in Portland oregon

    Joseph Rubenstein

    Portland Ore wha what!!!

    Joseph Rubenstein

    In the 503 Bitcholas!!!

  69. music affliction

    this song truly brings tears to my eyes so beautiful it leaves me speechless it leaves you with a full filling feeling and truly its just beautiful

    Sam Bass

    Indeed, well said

    Eliza Smith

    music affliction 🖤

    xPg13X

    Youre probably not the best judge of beauty tho since you're all blind from tears and choking at the same time....

  70. Joshua Messinger

    The highest highs and the lowest lows,
    Portland, Oregon 2;54am

    i am 8

    Joshua Messinger Portland is fucked. The highest ARE the lowest. Been there...recently, Portland aaannnddd low...

    Max Keith-tieri

    Spent the last couple years in the wildlife preserve/tent city on the beach behind the target in jantzen beach.... I agree lol. Used to live in that dumbass tree house that was there for a while lol... If you're familiar with the area you might have seen it

    M T

    Stay up guys it's been a rough winter out here and its never easy being out there with nothing.

    Dd Dd

    Max Keith-tieri go find a cheap place in Vancouver WA bros

  71. THisDUDEisWAK

    Honestly i love Elliot.. That this song just happens to play at 2:45am on random whilst i am in severe mourning makes me really suspicious...

  72. OddMuch

    Do only

  73. Maritime Grime

    Anybody know what Center Circle refers to?

    Jizz Fudgsickle

    Walking down alameda. Looking at the cracks in the sidewalk. Thinking about his friends. How he maintains all of them in a constant state of suspense. As though he could step on a crack and break his friends backs He's talking about the old adage "Step on a crack and you'll break your mothers back"

    Jay Dingman

    it's a lyrical device used to signify walking in and out of something at the same time, in this case, like was mentioned, a kind of spotlight

    Ankit Ashok

    it's sinners circle

    Punished Kewpie

    it's a street in Oregon

    Kavi

    Center and Circle Blvd in Portland

  74. Lena Likes Cats

    I love this comment section so much

    TheEvanBennett

    Raises my faith in humanity lol

    Mark Baker

    Pick any elliott song and the comments are all beautiful

  75. Aaron S

    Freakish that I just came across this song for the first time...at that time.

    TheEvanBennett

    Welcome to your new favorite musician!
    It only gets better believe it or not..

    arubybluebird

    I hope your comment is how I'll get greeted in heaven. This possibly sounds sarcastic, but I mean it. stay gold.

  76. Charles Saini

    I'm going out sleepwalking

    Where mute memories start talking

    The boss that couldn't help but hurt you

    And the pretty thing he made desert you

    I'm going out like a baby

    A naive unsatisfiable baby

    Grabbing onto whatever's around

    For the soaring high or the crushing down

    Hidden cracks that don't show

    But that constantly just grow

    Looking for the man that attacked me

    While everybody was laughing at me

    You beat it in me, that part of you

    But I'm gonna split us back in two

    Tired of living in a cloud

    If you're gonna say shit now you'll do it out loud

    It's 2:45 in the morning

    And I'm putting myself on warning

    For waking up in an unknown place

    With a recollection you've half-erased

    Looking for somebody's arms

    To wave away past harm

    Walking out on Center Circle

    Both of you can just fade to black

    Walking out on Center Circle

    Been pushed away and I'll never come back

    FacebookQueen

    Charles Saini Thank you :-)

    True Funk Soul

    I hear these slight adjustments which all affect the meanings of the lines:

    You're going out sleepwalking
    And the pretty thing you made desert you
    With hidden cracks that don't show
    I'm looking for the man that attacked me
    If you're gonna say shit now you do it out loud
    With a recollection you half erased *
    To wave away past harms
    The both of you can just fade to black

    * only one I'm not sure about, the others are plain as day.

  77. thebrownpixl

    I adore the fingerpicking and complex chord progressions, but funnily enough this has gotta be my favourite Elliott song. It's just so beautifully simple.

    phony montana

    And so simply beautiful

  78. mandapandamonium8675

    I feel you on everything you wrote

  79. David Murray Holland

    been nearly a decade of listening to this song whenever I find myself awake and alone at 2:45am... as it is now

    claudia casanova

    I thought I was the only one who did this, but I have only been doing this for a year now

    David Murray Holland

    +Claudia Casanova lol.. well it's 222 am now and I'm walking home from working marianas trench concert. lame band

  80. Joseph Chiarizio

    "Looking for somebody's arms to wave away past harms"

    Championette

    Mike Hawk
    Such a perfect lyric... 🖤

  81. Daniel Christopher

    This song has that deep sound that soothes depression.

    Elliott Smith suffered from abuse growing up and so did i. Drugs and alcoholism was entered in my life at a very young age. I didn't care about the perfect societ.. All i cares about was soothing my pain that society couldn't fix with the right materials.

    phony montana

    Hope all is well

  82. Beatrix Charlotte Gotto

    Had to look uo this track after Itunes apparently ate the ending of my cd-burned song ...w/e. This background is beautiful, It immediately made me less pissed that my song got cut off and just glad that I searched it on YT, thank you for uploading! Peace.

  83. dirty suede

    10:37pm

    Championette

    dirty suede
    10:57pm here... early, so very early, still... 🖤

  84. Katie Little

    It's literally 2:45 in the morning.

  85. Daniel Price

    Very nice, I have a couple play list this song will be perfect for. "Absolutely original" lets face it, in this day and age of it all been done before- that is getting harder and harder to find. Now it is time for me to do my part.liked- subscribed- shared

  86. sucktastic

    Looking for somebody's arms
    to
    wave away past harms

  87. hsinava

    Nick Drake, Elliott Smith, Leonard Cohen.

    i am 8

    hsinava Elliott Smith, modest mouse, pixies.

    yousellouts

    Mark Kozelek

    Hawksnacks -

    Correct

    Braulio Acosta

    hsinava elliott smith, justin timberlake and kanye west

  88. Jagger 0718

    my new favorite artist. i should have started listening to him long ago but i never did. maybe i just wasnt ready for his awesomeness then, but now i am.

  89. Peter Dwyur

    putting myself on warning

    Peter Dwyur

    @***** "it's 2:45 in the morning, and I'm putting myself on warning" is pretty clear. you know, he's still up at 2:45 AM getting fucked up and he's saying basically like how a bartender cuts someone off for being too wasted, is 'putting himself on warning'

    Robyn Gibson

    @Peter Dwyer I think he's putting himself on warning because ''waking up in an unknown place'' he's literally saying shit, this is getting serious.

  90. Monica .Thal

    His soul is in the song.

  91. Mickey G

    my very favorite, e

  92. geor67

    One of my favorite songs from Either/Or!

  93. Alex Rodgers

    The fact that the drums come in with less than a minute left in the song is one of my favorite musical moments. It is just something that adds so much personality to the song.  I can't really describe why it is so great but that's sort of how Elliott is all the time. 

    Dan Haggarty

    His song's often leave you wanting more, never outstay their welcome. So good.

    Michelle P

    it's my favorite part of this song, so good!

    Andrew Ryan

    Truly, a genius. Fits so well and totally puts a stamp and exclamation point on an incredible track!

    MarkOfTheNorth

    Alex Rodgers Especially when you know it’s coming.....and it finally tumbles in.

    Howard Hill

    https://genius.com/videos/Why-frank-oceans-nights-gives-you-goosebumps
    this video kind of explains it. the switch takes what is already a awesome track and amplifies it.

  94. Henry Helvey

    Found at 2:48. Close enough