Memory Lane

Memory Lane

Elliott Smith

This is the place
You'll end up when
You lose the chase
Where you're dragged against your will

From a basement on the hill
All anybody knows is
You're not like them
They hit you in the head

And send you back to bed
Isolation called you and passed a tunnel into a
Bright world where you can rule a place of state
Here's a little house for you to stay

But everybody's scared of this place
They're staying away
Your little house on memory lane
The mayor's name is fear

His voice patrols the pier
By a mountain up of cliche
That advances everyday
The doctor speak in clowns

He rings out loud
He'll keep the doors and windows shut
And swear
Never join a soul again

But isolation chased you â??til every muscle ached
Down the only road it ever takes
But everybody's scared of this place
They're staying away

Your little house on memory lane
If it's your decision
To be open about yourself
Be careful or else

Be careful or else
Uncomfortable apart
It's all written on my chart
That I take what's given to me

Most cooperatively
I do what people say
And lie in bed all day
Absolutely horrified

I hope you're satisfied
Isolation pushes past something and chained to
A place where suffering's a game
But everybody's scared of this place

They're staying away
Your little house on memory lane
Your little house on memory lane

Written by SMITH, STEVEN P.
Published by Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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