Anyway, here's some dorkasaurus fan's slide show set to the song:
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
I just looked up the lyrics to Elliott Smith's "Say Yes" (from 1997's no-duh-it's-good Either/Or), and the lyric in the bridge is "Crooked spin, can't come to rest / I'm damaged bad at best / she'll decide what she wants . . . ." For the past ten years, I've thought it was "Crickets spin, can't come to rest / I'm damaged bad at best," etc. That's actually pretty disappointing. The "crickets spin" part was my favorite line in the whole song. Here I was, thinking it was a lyric that captured a real sense of restlessness and anxiety, and come to find out it is "crooked spin," which just captures that Elliott Smith was probably on drugs when he wrote the line.
Posted by BN at 4/16/2008