Elliott Smith - Stupidity Tries Lyrics




Got a foot in the door
God knows what for
And he'll cut me down to size
Stupidity tries
Everything here is free
Everything but you and me
This painting never dries
Stupidity tries
So then a shoulder raised a cheer
Coloring the sky with ash
Because they found some privateer
To sail across the sea of trash
The enemy is within
Don't confuse me with him
The truth is otherwise
Stupidity tries
And so I go from floor to floor
Looking for a port of call
Another drunk conquistador
Conquering the governor's ball
Couldn't think of a thing
That I hope tomorrow brings
Oh what a surprise
Stupidity tries





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  1. ex tothenetwork

    All Elliott Smith, both inside and outside of nineties chatrooms, knew how to do, was insult people and make people sad.

  2. carlos palacios

    happy birthday nene

  3. TYZA 108HD

    Every thing here is free except you and me damn

  4. Nathaniel D Musso

    Don't know why I bother.

  5. Hunter Hofmaier

    So sad this only has 40,000 views, what's wrong with people?

    S M

    Hunter Hofmaier seriously, it’s pure art

  6. Eppie 2

    fussicles..I went to both nights at the great American music hall in 2001 I think and really underappreciated him, like most people do, until reently when I remembered this thing called the internet that I walked this earth despising...all of a sudden I can be up close and personal with music everywhere...so I immediately fucked around with every thing I could remember and then I stumbled upon Elliot smith in a show for conan..and here I am 3 months maybe 6 months later...…..and I cant seem to put him down...literally and spiritually. god bless those who have been saved and took a side worth living for and yeah I wish Elliot was still here...but he is not and his music is....who cares what he was on because it worked and then he was done. rip Elliot smith.

    Eppie 2

    3 thumbs down my ass..yeah we all know about criticism and transparency..fuck you

  7. Erika Martinez

    Such a sweet song! This whole album is fantastic.

    Rob Maddison

    Upon second listen I concur. Such excellence, sophistication, joy and beauty. There are many uplifting songs here. With a full sound it's obvious that Elliott had the capacity for uplifting and full music.

  8. J. Sarno Novaes

    That outro is pure bliss. Nearly sounds ironic when put side by side with the lyrics. Very affecting.

  9. Ezra Sanko

    The outro to this one is amazing

  10. Kenny O'Connor

    Elliot speaks to an audience who feel deeper than most. People who have lived through trauma connect intensely.

  11. FadingOcean

    I can't believe this great song has even one dislike a lot of people tell me Elliot Smith is "depressing" well there wrong he's one of the greatest songwriters of all time if not the best he is a musical genius

  12. Michael Grein

    I’ll admit that the first time I heard smith’s music was while watching good will hunting in 97 or 98 or whatever. at first I was like, “that motherfucker stole my songs.” After listening to his earlier records that ran parallel to what I was doing at the time I realized that he was older, smarter and a much more refined songwriter and musician than me. my addiction to teenage pussy and New York China worsened.

  13. Mark Harris

    Another great song! Genius!

  14. Michael Grein

    Elliot smith stabbed himself in the heart with a steak knife. Competitors?

    FadingOcean

    He didn't stab himself in the heart he did it in his chest

    Michael Grein

    @FadingOcean oyeah. Sorry.

    Ash Drums

    @FadingOcean Stupidity Tries

  15. TJ Mcdevitt

    You can hear that Beatles influence! I love Elliott's music. Back in 2011 I went an got the tattoo of Ferdinand he had as tribute to him, an it's a beautiful story as well <3

  16. Mark Harris

    The ending to this song fuckin rocks!....brilliant! God bless

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    死んでも永遠に心の中で生きている。

  18. IceFerretGaming

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  19. N.R. Trice

    Elliott definitely wasn't stupid. It's always the smart ones that second-guess themselves.

  20. Bop Bop Perono

    What a lot of people who criticise Elliott's music as depressing or melodramatic is that the most consistent attitude expressed in his lyrics isn't "oh, poor me, I'm so sad". It's "oh well, I guess I can keep going." That is best expressed in this song.

    manillascissor

    @Michael Grein yeah, he would have loved that 🙄

    Michael Grein

    @manillascissor steve did like irony. Passive aggression.

    Aidan Griffin

    Dylan Ledford I agree - he’s simply a cut above the rest.

    His back catalogue is better than any band or musician.

    He’s to be treasured.

    Danielle Marin

    You make such a clear and truthful point here - his music attests to this consistently, over and over and over again.

    Chris Atkeson

    Bop Bop Perono is the president for me!

  21. Mark Riley

    This painting never dries.......

    Andrew Ryan

    Mark Riley The way he says "this pain" then ting is genius. My favorite ES song, amazing lyrics

  22. bat country

    The enemy is within don't confuse me with him

  23. SKLOUNST DRAXXER

    Got a foot in the door
    God knows what for
    And he'll cut me down to size
    Stupidity tries

    Everything here is free
    Everything but you and me
    This painting never dries
    Stupidity tries

    Savannah shoulder raised a cheer
    Color in the sky with ash
    Because they found some privateer
    To sail across a sea of trash

    The enemy is within
    Don't confuse me with him
    The truth is otherwise
    Stupidity tries

    And so I go from floor to floor
    Looking for a port of call
    Another drunk conquistador
    Conquering the governor's ball

    I couldn't think of a thing
    That I hope tomorrow brings
    Oh, what a surprise
    Stupidity tries

    Daniel Christopher

    Absolutely love Elliott Smith!