I had a friend and guitar student many years ago that first introduced me to Elliott Smith. I had heard of Elliott and his music several times from different people, and this friend was the one I finally listened to, caved, and bought everything that Elliott had released. I look back on a lot of his recommendations, and smile, because they all have remained a special location of my own heart.
Elliott in particular was a wounded and struggling soul, who carried around so much weight and shared his burden—he did what any great artist should do: become the voice of those who can’t quite eloquently articulate his/her emotions or feelings.
The man struggled with addiction, and this song, from as far as I can tell, is about being an addict, seduced by a bottle of alcohol, like a lover. Powerful words and heart in this tune. He reduced me to tears the first time I heard it back in 1998 or so.
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