Smith, Elliott - No Name #4 Lyrics




For a change she got out before he hurt her bad
Took her records and clothes and pictures of her boy
It really made her sad
Packed it up and didn't look back
I'm okay, let's just forget all about it
The car was cold and it smelled like old cigarettes and pine
In her bag i saw things she drew when she was nine
Like this one here
Her alone, nobody near
What a shame, let's just not talk about it
No, it doesn't look like you
But you did wear cowboy boots, that's your fame
There's no question about it
Once we got back inside
With one ear to the ground
I was ready to hide
Cos I don't know who's around
And you look scared
It's our secret, do not tell, okay?
Let's just not talk about it
Don't tell, okay?
Let's just forget all about it





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Smith, Elliott No Name #4 Comments
  1. Barry Power

    So raw hope this isn't his childhood, love the way he humanise's the the woman with tales of her picture's and boots rather than the abuse

  2. Ed3n Ek9

    I was looking for that https://youtu.be/RKUNpk67Wgo

  3. Iznessmaurer

    This one has to be about or based on or at least inspired by his abusive stepfather and his biological mother when he was a kid. I think it's possible that Elliott Smith suffered from a trauma condition called Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. What do others think?

    Heather Chavez

    Iznessmaurer I’ve come to the same conclusion. I have Complex PTSD and the more I’ve learned about Elliott’s life the more I’m convinced that’s what he had. He never got the proper treatment for his trauma and that’s what fueled his drug addiction. It makes me so sad. I don’t think C-PTSD was known at the time. It’s a newer diagnosis. I wasn’t diagnosed with it until years later and am still struggling. Complex PTSD is caused by prolonged childhood trauma and is very difficult to heal.

    Iznessmaurer

    +Heather Chavez I too have C-PTSD. I hope you are coping okay xo

  4. Roiy Benkel

    For a change she got out before he hurt her bad
    Took her records and clothes
    And pictures of her boy
    It really made her sad
    Packed it up and didn't look back
    I'm okay lets just forget about him
    The car was cold and it smelled like old cigarettes and pine
    In her bag I saw things she drew when she was nine
    Like this one here
    Her alone nobody near
    What a shame lets just not talk about it
    No it doesn't look like you
    But you did wear cowboy boots
    That's your fame
    There's no question about it
    Once we got back inside
    With one ear to the ground
    I was ready to hide
    ‘Cause I don't know who's around
    And you look scared
    It's our secret do not tell okay?
    Let's just not talk about it
    Don't tell okay?
    Let's just forget all about it

  5. Ben Phone

    This songs so true to life, maybe I'm just a little too Irish ? Rip elliott

  6. Cuz Dud

    [E]

    [E]For a [Emaj7]change [E]she [Emaj7]got [D]out [A]before he hurt her [E]bad
    took her [Emaj7]re[E]cords [Emaj7]and [D]clothes
    and [A]pictures of her [F#]boy [F#/G# - F#/A]
    [B]it really made her [E]sad
    packed [Emaj7]it [D]up and [A]didn't look [E]back
    I'm o[F#]kay lets just [G]forget [F#]all about [E]him

    [E]The car was [Emaj7]cold [E]and [Emaj7]it [D]smelled like [A]old cigarettes and [E]pine
    in her [Emaj7]bag [E]I [Emaj7]saw [D]things she [A]drew when she was [F#]nine [F#/G# - F#/A]
    [B]like this one [E]here
    her [Emaj7]a[D]lone no[A]body [E]near
    what a [F#]shame lets just [G]not [F#]talk about [E]it

    [E - Emaj7 - E - Emaj7 - D -A] x2

    [F#]No[F#/G# - F#/A] [B]it doesn't look like [E]you
    but [Emaj7]you [D]did wear [A]cowboy [E]boots
    that's your [F#]fame
    there's no [G]ques[F#]tion about [E]it

    [E]Once we [Emaj7]got [E]back [Emaj7]in[D]side
    with [A]one ear to the [E]ground
    I was [Emaj7]rea[E]dy [Emaj7]to [D]hide
    'cause I [A]don't know who's a[F#]round [F#/G# - F#/A]
    [B]and you look scared

    [E]It's [Emaj7]our [D]secret [A]do not [E]tell o[F#]kay?
    let's just [G]not [F#]talk about [E]it
    [E]don't tell o[F#]kay?
    let's just [G]forget [F#]all about it[E]

    *Emaj7: 021100

  7. andrew dyke

    this song remainds me when my mom left

  8. andrew dyke

    best to worest
    1. self title
    2.either/or
    3. Roman candle
    4. from a basment
    5. xo
    6. figure 8

    Eric Gardner

    Self titled, either or, figure 8 Roman candle, basement...xo,

    Ethanasia

    1. New Moon
    2. Roman Candle
    3. S/t
    4. Either/Or
    5. Basement
    6. Figure 8
    7. XO

    Gaurav Meena

    Rating him like this is just a sad thing and you can go fck yoirslef

    Tom Exists

    1. Either/or
    2. Figure 8
    3. XO
    4. Roman candle
    5. Self titled
    6. From a basement on the hill
    7. New moon

    Iwan Lloyd Roberts

    Was exited to make my own list of favorite songs. Then realized past-me had already beaten me to it.... 2 Years ago!
    my list has now changed though.
    1. Either/Or
    2. Roman Candle
    3. From a Basement
    4. New Moon
    5. Self Titled
    6. XO
    7. Figure 8

    (Reason Self-Titled is so low is because my favorite song from that album is 'Christian Brothers' and I actually prefer the earlier version of that song which Elliott did when he was part of Heatmiser)

  9. andrew dyke

    one of my favorite albums ever truly grabs me

  10. Nathaniel D Musso

    No, it doesn't look like you...but you did wear cowboy boots, that's your thing, there's no question about it.
    It's so conversational, I love it.

  11. Osvaldo III

    My favourite one of Elliott's No Name songs... But let's just not talk about it.

    Rotcod

    Worst to favorite? Three is my favorite.

    Donatello Drenge

    Hey, don't tell, okay?

    Mope

    I think every song of this album is wonderful, and it's cool that everyone has a different favorite one, my favorite is roman candle

    Christian Watson

    Am i the only one who loves 2 the most?

    Jennifer Reynolds

    Let’s just forget about it