Elliott Smith – Coming Up Roses (1995)

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Well time for this weeks Time Machine, i am posting Elliott Smith as it would have been his 47th birthday, yesterday August 6th. Elliott was in my opinion the greatest singer / songwriter of his generation. His death in 2003, was so devastating. Reb

Steven Paul (Elliott) Smith was an American singer / songwriter, born in Omaha, Nebraska, raised primarily in Texas. He was born on 6th August 1969, and was sadly taken from us on 21st October 2003. After playing in the indie rock band Heatmiser, who released three albums. Smith began his solo career in 1994.

“Coming Up Roses” is taken from Smith’s second studio album, “Elliott Smith“, which was released on 21st July 21 1995. The release was preceded by the single, “Needle In The Hay”, which was the albums lead track. “Coming Up Roses” was the closing track on side one, of this 12 track album.

Video directed by Ross Harris.

– Single cover –

Elliott Smith - Coming Up Roses (1995)

– Lyrics –

I’m a junkyard full of false starts
And I don’t need your permission
To bury my love
Under this bare light bulb
The moon is a sickle cell
It’ll kill you in time
Your cold white brother all right in your blood
Like spun glass in sore eyes
While the moon does its division, you’re buried below
And you’re coming up roses everywhere you go
Red roses follow
The things that you tell yourself
They’ll kill you in time
Your cold white brother alive in your blood
Spinning in the night sky
While the moon does its division, you’re buried below
And you’re coming up roses everywhere you go
Red roses
So you got in a kind of trouble that nobody knows
It’s coming up roses everywhere you go
Red roses

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