Elliott Smith

Waltz #2 (XO) (edit)

by Elliott Smith

First the mic, then a half-cigarette
Singing "Cathy's Clown"
That's the man she's married to now
That's the girl that he takes around town
She appears composed, so she is, I suppose
Who can really tell?
She shows no emotion at all
Stares into space like a dead china doll

I'm never gonna know you now
But I'm gonna love you anyhow

Now she's done and they're calling someone
Such a familiar name
I'm so glad that my memory's remote
'Cause I'm doing just fine hour to hour, note to note
Here it is, the revenge to the tune:
You're no good
You're no good, you're no good, you're no good
Can't you tell that it's well-understood?

I'm never gonna know you now
But I'm gonna love you anyhow

I'm here today and expected to stay
On and on and on
I'm tired
I'm tired

Looking out on the substitute scene
Still going strong
XO, Mom
It's okay, it's alright, nothing's wrong
Tell Mr. Man with impossible plans
To just leave me alone
In the place where I make no mistakes
In the place where I have what it takes

I'm never gonna know you now
But I'm gonna love you anyhow
I'm never gonna know you now
But I'm gonna love you anyhow
I'm never gonna know you now
But I'm gonna love you anyhow

Song Comments (1)
On Waltz #2 (XO) (edit) by Elliott Smith

By Leonard Clement

Posted

I’ve heard this song but never found out the artist. You guys are awesome ! I will recommend this to everyone who knows lyrics but not the song or artist. Thank you! I love the song your a big help!!
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