Pretty (Ugly Before) (4:44)

Cover of From a Basement on the Hill

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Sunshine, been keeping me up for days
There is no night time, it's only a passing phase
And I feel pretty, pretty enough for you
I felt so ugly before, I didn't know what to do

MetroLyrics Full lyrics at MetroLyrics


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  • Traumita

    Is it destruction that you're required to feel?

    5 May 4:59am Reply
  • deVilhoOD

    A wonderful instrumental combo, with a neat guitar solo and catchy piano riff. The backing vocals kinda remind me of Mew.

    20 May 2014 Reply
  • anightbythesea

    So, so good! :)

    16 Apr 2014 Reply
  • joshsaussey

    Forgot how much I love Elliott. This song is brilliant. [2] Such a beautiful track.

    12 Mar 2014 Reply
  • pedrodahermp

    Someday I will marry to this song

    4 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Baysum

    damn it elliott..

    2 Mar 2014 Reply
  • jeemajamajimma

    Another hour or two..

    19 Jun 2013 Reply
  • randyalbanist

    There's nothing adorable about a mood disorder.

    6 Sep 2012 Reply
  • FridaLouise

    I felt so ugly before I didn't know what to do.

    26 Aug 2012 Reply
  • jane_deer

    Never fails to make my cry like a baby. Never.

    18 Aug 2012 Reply
  • KidAInLimbo

    Elliot; oh Elliot. Haunt me. Please? I do so adore your mind. ♥ - you may adore his mind, but clearly not his fucking name.

    4 Jun 2012 Reply
  • randyalbanesest

    Sam Commes' harmonizing vocals are the tops.

    15 May 2012 Reply
  • Katie_LovesFM

    Elliot; oh Elliot. Haunt me. Please? I do so adore your mind. ♥

    11 Apr 2012 Reply
  • PattyPierce


    29 Feb 2012 Reply
  • thclizard

    Elliot was just too good for this world. His music is so beautiful; I hear so many groups steal his work and call it their own; and sadly mostly no one knows.

    13 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Sah_Agent

    Is it destruction that you're required to feel?

    15 Jan 2012 Reply
  • leofaig


    9 Nov 2011 Reply
  • thclizard

    Elliot Smith is amazing. Hard to feel all his feelings, but he is so good at conveying them and dragging me into his work. Pure loving melancholly art.

    16 Jun 2011 Reply
  • wearetrees

    "Sometimes is all I feel up to now / But it's not worth it to you / 'Cause you gotta get high somehow / Is it destruction that you require to feel? / Like somebody wants you, someone that's more for real."

    16 May 2011 Reply
  • anarchyL

    beautiful song

    16 Jan 2011 Reply
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