Elliott Smith - Punch And Judy Lyrics




A wallflower Punch talks to Judy
In a crowded corner where anybody can listen in
They don't read page to page, or speak easy
Now they're gonna go say the words
In the wrong order again
They walk in a circle
Through all the sidewalk scenes they used to be a part of one time
Now everybody just stares and whispers
Driving around, up and down Division Street
I used to like it here
It just burns me out to remember

Can't you ever treat anyone nice?
Think I'm gonna make the same mistake twice?

They draw the curtain
Wait for a call
Pretty lucky if they get any kind of response at all

Can't you ever treat anyone nice?
Think I'm gonna make the same mistake twice?
Gonna make the same mistake twice





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  1. Andrew Eric

    Will always be coming back to this one.

  2. Shayne

    This is a good mix. Sometimes this music is life saving.

  3. Benjamin Smith

    God this song has grown on me exponentially over the past couple of days. Elliott’s music has an uncanny ability to do that

  4. KLEARSKI THE KREEPER

    Very cool

  5. ThomDenyYorkee Alvind

    Still wonder how elliott can make a simple guitar chord be very beautiful simphony 🎶

  6. Roiy Benkel

    A wallflower punch talks to Judy
    In a crowded corner where anybody can listen in
    But they don't read page to page or speak easy
    Now they're gonna go say the words
    In the wrong order again
    They walk in a circle
    Through all the sidewalk scenes they used to be apart of one time
    Now everybody just stares and whispers
    Driving around up and down division street
    I used to like it here
    It just bums me out to remember
    Can't you ever treat anyone nice?
    I think I'm gonna make the same mistake twice
    They draw the curtain
    Wait for a call
    Pretty lucky if they get any kind of response at all
    Can't you ever treat anyone nice?
    I think I'm gonna make the same mistake twice
    I'm gonna make the same mistake twice

  7. ipsurvivor

    0:29 Interesting little homage to “Something”...

  8. Cuz Dud

    [F]A wallflower punch talks [Am]to judy
    in a [Gm]crowded corner [Dm]where [G]anybody can [Bb]listen in

    [F]But they don't read page to page [Am]or speak easy
    now they're gonna [Gm]go say the [Dm]words
    [G]in the wrong [Bb]order a[F]gain

    [F]They walk in a circle
    [Am]through all the sidewalk scenes they [Gm]used to be apart of [Dm]one time
    [G]now everybody just [Bb]stares and whis[F]pers

    [F]Driving around up and [Am]down division street
    I [Gm]used to like it [Dm]here
    [G]it just bums me [Bb]out to remember

    [Dm]Can't [Dm/C#]you [Bb]ever treat [Bb/A]anyone [G]nice[Bb]
    I [Dm]think [Dm/C#]I'm [Bb]gonna make the [Bb/A]same mistake [G]twice[Bb]

    [F]They draw the curtain [Am]wait for a call
    pretty [Gm]lucky if they [Dm]get [G]any kind of re[Bb]sponse at all

    [F - Am - Gm - Dm - G - Bb]

    [Dm]Can't [Dm/C#]you [Bb]ever treat [Bb/A]anyone [G]nice[Bb]
    I [Dm]think [Dm/C#]I'm [Bb]gonna make the [Bb/A]same mistake [G]twice[Bb]
    [Bb]I'm gonna make the same mistake [F]twice

    [F - Am - Gm - Dm - G - Bb - F]

    Jumbo M

    It's actually easier if you play it in Standard D (DCGFAD) as Elliott did. G - Bm - A - Em - A, etc. The chorus is then Em - Emaj7 - A7sus4 - A7 - C

    Cuz Dud

    @Jumbo M For sure... If you're playing on a piano or with a full band though you'll do better to know the actual chords enharmonically

    Jumbo M

    Cuz Dud you’re right and I love you

  9. bean trees

    Elliott makes everything okay.

  10. Shoshana Ski

    Fell in love with this song recently.

  11. Karim Newble

    I'm 16, I've listened to this man for 3 days now, this is the only album of his I've heard and already I can tell he's one of the greatest songwriters of all time. His music is so harrowing and melancholic no matter how upbeat the chord progression, an absolute visionary. Even if I can't relate to most of his material I naturally draw my own personal meaning to connect with him, wish I could've seen him live. Rest in piece you musical genius Elliot.

    Clint Jones

    Well put, harrowing.

    Jef P

    What an elegant and self-aware synopsis! You're doing something right, friend <3

    Andrew Eric

    I’ve come to realize it’s because he’s writing ‘upbeat’ beautiful music as a reaction to horrible terrible feelings. Beautiful pop relief to feelings of terror.

    kris10 Kristen

    FUCK YOU kiddo

    kris10 Kristen

    I apologize.

  12. TicTacYo100

    A wallflower punch talks to judy
    In a crowded corner where anybody can listen in
    But they don't read page to page or speak easy
    Now they're gonna go say the words
    In the wrong order again
    They walk in a circle
    Through all the sidewalks scenes they used to be apart of one time
    Now everybody just stares and whispers
    Driving around up and down division street
    I used to like it here
    It just burns me out to remember
    Can't you ever treat anyone nice
    I think I'm gonna make the same mistake twice
    They draw the curtain
    Wait for a call
    Pretty lucky if they get any kind of response at all
    Can't you ever treat anyone nice
    I think I'm gonna make the same mistake twice
    I'm gonna make the same mistake twice

  13. obviously not art garfunkel

    punch always drops the fucking baby

  14. dutchbagel

    i hear this song in my head when i'm walking alone and wanting to die

    SithSpit Danikan

    dutchbagel OH MY GOD SOMEONE ELSE UNDERSTANDS HOLY SHIT XDDDD
    IT'S SO UPSETTING JUST WALKING AROUND AND HEARING IT ON REPEAT

    RehashedRehab

    ...this is indeed a phenomenon.
    EVERY time I start reminiscing about better times and walking around the city I've lived in my entire life. Elliott's lyrics even better explain the scenes going through my head.

    Mike Gusev

    same, live right near Division Ave and it pops in every time

    Francis Phelps

    Elliott had a way of interpreting feelings in ways that words alone can't explain.

    nbydalek

    I hear this in my head every time I'm sad too

  15. Mike Eroyan

    beautiful.

  16. Chelsea Flay

    i want to throw it all away to this song..

  17. dani siders

    I love this song so much, like many of Elliott Smith's songs.

  18. Jay Orazi

    Miss u Elliot