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The Elliott Smith song "I Didn't Understand." This is the last track on his album XO. It is a song using only vocal tracks–no instrumental tracks were used on the recording of this song. It is often compared to the opening portion of his cover of the Beatles's song "Because."

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Thought you'd be looking for the next in line to love then ignore
Put out and put away
And so you'd soon be leaving me alone like I'm supposed to be
Tonight, tomorrow and everyday

Elliott Smith - I Didn't Understand Lyrics

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  • Thought you'd be looking for the next in line to love then ignore put out and put away & so you'd soon be leaving me alone like I'm supposed to be tonight, tomorrow and everyday...
  • I don't know why, I guess that I just do
  • This feels like a nod to his earlier work and I'm glad it is there. The way he says "I didn't understand" makes me want to go and cry somewhere. It's such a heavy sentence, loaded with so much sadness.
  • This feels like a nod to his earlier work and I'm glad it is there. The way he says "I didn't understand" makes me want to go and cry somewhere. It's such a heavy sentence, loaded with so much sadness.
  • WHAT A FUCKING JOKE
  • what a fucking joke
  • I don't understand.
  • I didn't understand. I didn't understand. I didn't understand.
  • This song always breaks me (5)
  • those harmonies get me everytime

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