Elliott Smith - Pictures Of Me Lyrics




Start stop and start
Stupid acting smart
Flirting with the flicks
You say it's just for kicks
You'll be the victim of your own dirty tricks
You got yourself to tease and displease

Doors swinging wide
You walked in to hide
Looking at your feet
Failure's complete
Saw you and me on the coin-op TV
Frozen in fear every time we appear

I'm not surprised at all and really, why should I be?
See nothing wrong
See nothing wrong
I'm so sick and tired of all these pictures of me
Completely wrong
Totally wrong

You go walking by
Here come another guy
Jailer who sells
Personal hells
Who'd like to see me down on my fucking knees
Everybody's dying just to get the disease

I'm not surprised at all and really, why should I be?
See nothing wrong
See nothing wrong
I'm so sick and tired of all these pictures of me
Completely wrong
Totally wrong
I'm not surprised at all and really, why should I be?
See nothing wrong
See nothing wrong
I'm so sick and tired of all these pictures of me
Oh everybody's dying just to get the disease
Everybody's dying just to get the disease
Everybody's dying just to get the disease





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  1. Dead Baby Jokes

    kill rock starts killed elliott . nice name

  2. RETINA RENTAL

    ʙᴀᴄᴋᴜᴘ sɪɴɢᴇʀ ᴀᴛ 2:14?

  3. fro chan

    i think there's coin op tv's in a buffalo greyhound station , i could be wrong though

  4. Benjamin Homsher

    you;ll be the victim of your own dirty tricks

    Minakami Yuki

    Today a human with good taste made a comment on this beautiful song.

  5. stella

    hey Elliott thanks for making songs with two verses a normal thing.

  6. Jonathan Turk

    As a songwriter I’m continually blown away by him every time I go back to these songs. Seriously who comes up with that chord progression? What key is this in? Is it d major or d minor? God dammit he was great! RIP Elliott Smith.

  7. BHAKTI BROPHY

    I photographed Elliott for Option mag upon the release of this album. What a beautiful man... he was so kind and, after breaking through his shyness, incredibly funny. God, I loved his smile.

    Sal Guglielmino

    He must have been a unique individual. A genius, I would say.

    iamtheswordthewoundthestain

    BHAKTI BROPHY he's absolutely gorgeous when he smiles

  8. 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

  9. Zenaida Gutierrez

    "… totally wrong..." those pictures of me! -oh my, this is my song!

  10. darbi rhian

    Amazing artist and so tortured. So tragic :(

  11. Kevin Thomas

    "Everybody's dying just to get the disease". Yes, we are all depressed Elliott, don't rub it in.

    the essence within

    I'm quite sure the disease would be "fame" in this context?

    Troy Wellington Smith

    @the essence within It's the sickness unto death

    Lick My Musket Balls Yankee

    @Troy Wellington Smith Well the song had been interpreted as a disdain for fame and misrepresentation by the media. So I would go with "disease" being fame.

  12. Peyton Kendricks

    you are not in a while back and the rest is history is the only one that I am a very nice of the

  13. Ryan Hughes

    Just go to bed lol

  14. Ryan Hughes

    Why all the elliott smith cosplay???

  15. Harkeerat Of The Apollo Cabin

    Lyrics :
    Start, stop and start
    Stupid acting smart
    Flirting with the flicks
    You say, "It's just for kicks."
    You'll be the victim of your own dirty tricks
    You got yourself to tease and displease
    Doors swinging wide
    You walked in to hide
    Looking at your feet
    Failure's complete
    Saw you and me on the coin-op TV
    Frozen in fear every time we appear

    [Chorus]
    I'm not surprised at all and really, why should I be?
    See nothing wrong
    See nothing wrong
    So sick and tired of all these pictures of me
    Completely wrong
    Totally wrong

    [Verse 2]
    Go walking by
    Here come another guy
    Jailer who sells personal hells
    Who'd like to see me down on my fucking knees
    Everybody's dying just to get the disease

    Hey, hey, hey, hey

    [Chorus]
    I'm not surprised at all and really, why should I be?
    See nothing wrong
    See nothing wrong
    So sick and tired of all these pictures of me
    Completely wrong
    Totally wrong

    I'm not surprised at all and really, why should I be?
    See nothing wrong
    See nothing wrong
    So sick and tired of all these pictures of me

    Oh, everybody's dying just to get the disease
    Everybody's dying just to get the disease
    Everybody's dying just to get the disease

  16. Andrew Ryan

    This should be the anti facebook song

  17. nicola iacona

    Ti amo elliott, un grandissimo bacio ovunque tu sia!

  18. Roiy Benkel

    Start stop and start
    Stupid acting smart
    Flirting with the flicks
    You say it's just for kicks
    You'll be the victim of your own dirty tricks
    You got yourself to tease and displease
    Doors swinging wide
    You walked in to hide
    Looking at your feet
    Failure's complete
    Saw you and me on the coin-op TV
    Frozen in fear every time we appear
    I'm not surprised and really, why should I be?
    See nothing wrong
    See nothing wrong
    So sick and tired of all these pictures of me
    Completely wrong
    Totally wrong
    Go walking by
    Here come another guy
    Jailer who sells personal hells
    Who'd like to see me down on my fucking knees
    Everybody's dying just to get the disease
    Hey hey hey hey
    I'm not surprised and really, why should I be?
    See nothing wrong
    See nothing wrong
    So sick and tired of all these pictures of me
    Completely wrong
    Totally wrong
    I'm not surprised and really, why should I be?
    See nothing wrong
    See nothing wrong
    So sick and tired of all these pictures of me
    Oh everybody's dying just to get the disease
    Everybody's dying just to get the disease
    Everybody's dying just to get the disease

  19. Tristan Rambles for You

    Still have yet to find someone who matches the nuances in his music. While his song structure resembles that of the Beatles (and perhaps Nirvana too), it is without question that his knowledge of musical theory adds almost a jazzy touch to his work. This music has helped me so much in the last year of my life. I owe you one, Elliott. Thank you for inspiring me.

    Andrew Ryan

    Love the Beatles influence on his songs but he is able to make it his own and so original. A true genius, to say the least. Just like the ones you mentioned and ahead of his time and gone before it too.

    Harkeerat Of The Apollo Cabin

    I love the music you've been making lately, very Elliot Smith-ish. It's good to know you like Nirvana too, they're my favorite!

  20. tamagocho

    My fucking knees¡!!! Noo!

  21. weebkiller

    Sounds a lot like george Harrison from blue jay way

  22. Cuz Dud

    [D - A#/D - Csus2/D - Dmaj7 - D]

    [D]Start stop and start
    [E7]stupid acting smart
    [Bb]flirting with the flicks
    [Gm]you say it's just for kicks
    [Gm]you'll be the victim of your [A]own dirty [Bb]tricks
    [F]you got yourself to [Eb]tease and dis[Bb]please

    [D]Doors swinging wide
    [E7]you walked in to hide
    [Bb]looking at your feet
    [Gm]failure's complete
    saw you and me on the [A]coin-op t[Bb]v
    frozen in [E]fear every time we a[Bb]ppear [Bb - Bb/A - Bb/G - Bb/F]

    [C]I'm not surprised and really, [E]why should I [Bb]be?
    [Gm]see nothing wrong
    [Dm]see nothing wrong
    [C]so sick and tired of all these [E]pictures of [Bb]me
    [Gm]completely wrong
    [Gm]totally wrong

    [D]Go walking by
    [E7]become another guy
    [Bb]jailer who sells [Gm]personal hells
    [Gm]who'd like to see me down on [A]my fucking [Bb]knees
    everybody's [A]dying just to get the di[D]sease

    [D - E7 - Bb - Gm - Gm - A - Bb - E7 - Bb - Bb/A - Bb/G - Bb/F]

    [C]I'm not surprised and really, [E]why should I [Bb]be?
    [Gm]see nothing wrong
    [Dm]see nothing wrong
    [C]so sick and tired of all these [E]pictures of [Bb]me
    [Gm]completely wrong
    [Dm]totally wrong
    [C]I'm not surprised and really, [E]why should I [Bb]be?
    [Gm]see nothing wrong
    [Dm]see nothing wrong
    [C]so sick and tired of all these [E]pictures of [Bb]me

    [Bb]oh everybody's [A]dying just to get the di[Bb]sease [Bb - Bb/A - Bb/G - Bb/F]
    [Bb]everybody's [A]dying just to get the di[Bb]sease [Bb - Bb/A - Bb/G - Bb/F]
    [Bb]everybody's [A]dying just to get the di[Bb]sease



    *A#/D: XX033X
    Csus2/D: XX053X
    Dmaj7: XX063X

  23. chonnio 1

    39 idiots...

  24. Emilie isaNoob

    im litterly tired of my pictures

  25. alex nico

    i-take-my-33-years-this-summer-it's-special....i-love-this-guy

    yuri califano

    alex nico at 34 years will you die like elliott?

    alex nico

    yuri califano probably

  26. Spirit994 nnn

    oh god..nostalgiaaaaaa....life..

  27. SentientGhost

    So sick and tired of all these pictures of memes !!!!!!

  28. achilleMM

    Start stop and start
    Stupid acting smart
    Flirting with the flicks
    You say it's just for kicks
    You'll be the victim of your own dirty tricks
    You got yourself to tease and displease

    Doors swinging wide
    You walked in to hide
    Looking at your feet
    Failure's complete
    Saw you and me on the coin-op TV
    Frozen in fear every time we appear

    I'm not surprised at all and really, why should I be?
    See nothing wrong
    See nothing wrong
    I'm so sick and tired of all these pictures of me
    Completely wrong
    Totally wrong

    You go walking by
    Here come another guy
    Jailer who sells
    Personal hells
    Who'd like to see me down on my fucking knees
    Everybody's dying just to get the disease

    I'm not surprised at all and really, why should I be?
    See nothing wrong
    See nothing wrong
    I'm so sick and tired of all these pictures of me
    Completely wrong
    Totally wrong
    I'm not surprised at all and really, why should I be?
    See nothing wrong
    See nothing wrong
    I'm so sick and tired of all these pictures of me
    Oh everybody's dying just to get the disease
    Everybody's dying just to get the disease
    Everybody's dying just to get the disease

    ankith kk

    achilleMM thank u☺

  29. appleswithsauce

    2:45 "So sick and tired of all these pictures of me" *Picture goes away*

    Sherly Nisix

    i love you fellows life-form

    Sirius Lee

    Dear Terrestrians, I admire you!

    Gian Garcia

    I wonder if this was done on purpose. If so, I consider it a tribute to Elliott's demands, which is nice.

    Gian Garcia

    @filip___ I think it was a mishap, there's another track that blacks out for a moment.

    Francis Phelps

    2:45 AM

  30. VinceHaaz

    I found this song in an old notebook.. I know it from an old YouTube video but can't remember which one. Someone, help?

  31. UncleAnaesthesia

    Elliott songs are so tragic, beautiful, complex in their presentation to be simple and straightforward. So much self hate

  32. Natálie Beranová

    Probably the most beautiful song I've ever heard...

  33. Murakami R

    you say it's just for kicks... you'll be the victim of your own dirty tricks.

  34. Haybird Lynn

    love the lyrics and instrumentals.

  35. Kevin Reuter

    A great song will always fit with your life in any moment!

  36. kevtruth

    Cool song. Good Video

  37. Mary Grace 17

    Beautifully written..

  38. gawdfatherr

    Led Zeppelin influence

    Music Junkie

    Just came here from Going To California because I noticed this

    nicola iacona

    @ineeded anewnameahahahahaha

    Gian •

    icejjfish written all over actually

    Da Norf Remembas!

    Beatles. Big time.

    MrAvocado

    @Clayton Hawken Sounds nothing like Nick Drake; way too poppy. Pretty sure that Elliott Smith had never heard of Nick Drake.

  39. Dean Miller

    fantastic xxDean

  40. Natalia

    Is it just me, or does his voice get insanely hot at 3:18 when he says "Oh, everybody's dying just to get the disease" the first time?? I love his voice already, but it sounds different in a cute boys

    OddMuch

    Natalia lmao im gay for this guy and only him

    Radar

    Safe to say if he were still living I would hold him dearly

  41. Braleven

    One of the best songs on the album, doesn't get enough attention.

    Communism Works Because I Say It Does

    @Kevin Thomas no bad songs

    Kevin Thomas

    @Communism Works Because I Say It Does I completely agree with you. Say Yes is my favorite and Ballad of Big Nothing is my second favorite. Are you me?

    Communism Works Because I Say It Does

    @Kevin Thomas Maybe. List your favourite on each album:
    RC: Condor Ave.
    S/T: Needle In The Hay
    EO: Say Yes
    XO: Waltz #1/#2
    Figure8: Son Of Sam
    Basement: Pretty (ugly before

    Kevin Thomas

    @Communism Works Because I Say It Does Probably no, but then again, it is hard to list my favorites from his body of work. That is a good question though, I would say:
    1:Roman Candle
    2:Clementine
    3:Say Yes
    4: Very hard for this one all songs are so good but I would say for now "Tomorrow Tomorrow"
    F8: Somebody I used to know (again hard to pick)
    Basement: Memory Lane
    In general though I agree with all your picks. He really does not have a song I dislike so it is hard to choose a favorite...
    Edit: While reassessing this, it is really hard to choose a favorite in general, almost every song he has made is my favorite. He was a fucking genius.

    Communism Works Because I Say It Does

    @Kevin Thomas every song is a classic

  42. omar essam

    Amazing song makes me feel happy

  43. Mickey G

    have you heard the radio in south florida? miami/fort lauderdale? now there's stupid music. this song is like a beetles hit from a different century, imho

    limitless

    don't listen to idiots down there, this is what music is supposed to sound like...

    Mickey G

    @harmonicsa

    Brandon Wright

    pictures of me

    stella

    stop listening to the radio they never have anything good on unless it's a college run station

  44. Jasmine Bird

    Fucking ace song!

  45. Tassy Rich

    Stupid song 😤😤😤😤😤😕😕😕😕😈😈😈😴😴😴😢😢😢😡😡😡😬😬😬😠😠😠😣😣😵😵😵😲😲😲😥😦😧😨😩😰😟😱😲😳😵😶😷😞😒😛😜😝😋😪😓😏💩

    Michael Cupp

    @Tassy Richstick you female hating rap

    Michael Cupp

    @Tassy Richstick you female hating rap

    Stofnun

    +Tassy Rich I'm confused.

    Paula Boncompagni Ludovisi

    That's nice there's someone to dislike it. That's how good music's made.

    Rabin Kramaslabovitch

    Stupid as you? Nah, I don't think you understand...