Elliott Smith - Sweet Adeline Lyrics




Cut this picture into you and me
Burn it backwards, kill this history
Make it over, make it stay away
Or hate'll sing the ending that love started to say

There's a kid a floor below me saying brother can you spare
Sunshine for a brother, old man winter's in the air
Walked me up a story, asking how you are
Told me not to worry, you were just a shooting star

Sweet Adeline
Sweet Adeline
My Clementine
Sweet Adeline

It's a picture-perfect evening and I'm staring down the sun
Fully loaded, deaf and dumb and done
Waiting for sedation to disconnect my head
Or any situation where I'm better off than dead





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  1. Miguel McKenzie

    My favorite Elliot Smith track. I hope he found the peace in death that he couldn’t in life. “Waiting for sedation to disconnect my head.
    Or any situation where I'm better off than dead.” RIP

  2. Shane V

    We are a group of music lovers nerding out over our favorite songs that fall under a new theme each day. Come show us what you got! Today’s theme is “Sweet”. 

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/SupercordsMusicClub/

  3. Militia

    Waiting for sedation to disconnect my head
    or any situation where I'm better off then dead

  4. Joshua Dunlap

    “Fully loaded, staring down the sun” will be my gravestone

  5. TYZA 108HD

    Make it over make it stay away

  6. Alex Nauth

    "Father callahan, let me put it to you. If a dozen reliable witnesses told you that a giant ladybug had lumbered through the town park at high noon singing 'Sweet Adeline' and waving a Confederate flag, would you believe it ?"

  7. Cuz Dud

    [G - G/F# - G/E - G/D - Bb - Bb/E - Bb/D - Bb/C - Eb - Eb/D - Eb/C - Eb/Bb - C - D x2] [G - G7]

    [Bb]Cut this [Eb]picture [F]into you and [G - G7]me
    [Bb]burn it [Eb]backwards, [F]kill this histo[G - G7]ry
    [Bb]make it [Eb]over, [F]make it stay a[G -G7]way
    or [Bb]hate'll sing the [Eb]ending that [F]love started to [G]say

    [G - G/F# - G/E - G/D - Bb - Bb/E - Bb/D - Bb/C - Eb - Eb/D - Eb/C - Eb/Bb - C - D x2] [G - G7]

    There's a [Bb]kid a floor b[Eb]low me saying
    [F]bother, can you [G - G7]spare [Bb]sunshine for a [Eb]brother, Old Man [F]winter's in the [G - G7]air
    [Bb]walked me up a [Eb]story, [F]asking how you [G - G7]are
    [Bb]told me not to [Eb]worry, you were [F]just a shooting [G]star

    [G - G/F# - G/E - G/D - Bb - Bb/E - Bb/D - Bb/C - Eb - Eb/D - Eb/C - Eb/Bb - C - D x2]

    Sweet Ade[Eb]l[Bb][F]i[Ab]n[Db]e[E]
    sweet Ade[Eb]l[Bb][F]i[Ab]n[Db]e[E]
    my Clemen[Eb]t[Bb][F]i[Ab]n[Db]e[E]
    sweet Ade[Eb]l[Bb][F]i[Ab]n[B]e[D]

    [G - G/F# - G/E - G/D - Bb - Bb/E - Bb/D - Bb/C - Eb - Eb/D - Eb/C - Eb/Bb - C - D x2] [G - G7]

    It's a [Bb]picture-perfect [Eb]evening and I'm [F]staring down the [G - G7]sun
    [Bb]fully [Eb]loaded, [F]deaf and dumb and [G - G7]done
    [Bb]waiting for se[Eb]dation to [F]disconnect my [G - G7]head
    or [Bb]any situ[Eb]ation where I'm [F]better off than [Gm]dead

    [Gm - Ebmaj7 - F - Gm x2]

  8. Wilson Allender

    Even in death, Elliot’s music helped me get through so much. Some songs are hard to listen to because they bring up bad memories, but at the same time I’m at a better place in life and they remind me where I came from. RIP

  9. The Borden Asylum

    "Hate will sing the ending that Love started to say"...

  10. Cuz Dud

    [G - G/F# - G/E - G/D - Bb - Bb/E - Bb/D - Bb/C - Eb - Eb/D - Eb/C - Eb/Bb - C - D x2] [G - G7]

    [Bb]Cut this [Eb]picture [F]into you and [G - G7]me
    [Bb]burn it [Eb]backwards, [F]kill this histo[G - G7]ry
    [Bb]make it [Eb]over, [F]make it stay a[G -G7]way
    or [Bb]hate'll sing the [Eb]ending that [F]love started to [G]say

    [G - G/F# - G/E - G/D - Bb - Bb/E - Bb/D - Bb/C - Eb - Eb/D - Eb/C - Eb/Bb - C - D x2] [G - G7]

    There's a [Bb]kid a floor b[Eb]low me saying
    [F]bother, can you [G - G7]spare [Bb]sunshine for a [Eb]brother, Old Man [F]winter's in the [G - G7]air
    [Bb]walked me up a [Eb]story, [F]asking how you [G - G7]are
    [Bb]told me not to [Eb]worry, you were [F]just a shooting [G]star

    [G - G/F# - G/E - G/D - Bb - Bb/E - Bb/D - Bb/C - Eb - Eb/D - Eb/C - Eb/Bb - C - D x2]

    Sweet Ade[Eb]l[Bb][F]i[Ab]n[Db]e[E]
    sweet Ade[Eb]l[Bb][F]i[Ab]n[Db]e[E]
    my Clemen[Eb]t[Bb][F]i[Ab]n[Db]e[E]
    sweet Ade[Eb]l[Bb][F]i[Ab]n[B]e[D]

    [G - G/F# - G/E - G/D - Bb - Bb/E - Bb/D - Bb/C - Eb - Eb/D - Eb/C - Eb/Bb - C - D x2] [G - G7]

    It's a [Bb]picture-perfect [Eb]evening and I'm [F]staring down the [G - G7]sun
    [Bb]fully [Eb]loaded, [F]deaf and dumb and [G - G7]done
    [Bb]waiting for se[Eb]dation to [F]disconnect my [G - G7]head
    or [Bb]any situ[Eb]ation where I'm [F]better off than [Gm]dead

    [Gm - Ebmaj7 - F - Gm x2]

  11. john ehrlich

    i listened to Elliot again like 10 minutes ago... and i was listening to such positive stuff and was elliot clean for a while... now it's dark.

    Lorraine Christianson

    most relatable cmmnt 2k18

  12. appleswithsauce

    I thought it was "picture perfect ending" at first.

  13. Derek Lundgren

    This song always gets stuck in my head. This is the best Elliott Smith album!

    Jesters Children

    Song is awesome but album is boring if you cant relate to it

    The Borden Asylum

    Anyone who has dealt with loss, depression, addiction, or overall stagnation with the world around you can relate to specifically this album.

    Business Ethics

    The Borden Asylum Right. So everyone currently living

    Cynthia Cynthia

    @Jesters Children you must've had a nice life.

    Jesters Children

    @Cynthia Cynthia everyone's life is a gift and if you're bored it's your problem.