It's not worth anyone's time to compare tragedies and try to weigh their influence, but what we can say is that there have been few more crushing deaths in the music world in the 21st century than that of Elliott Smith.
Today's Lyric of the Day comes from his song, "Between the Bars."
"People you've been before
That you don't want around anymore
That push and shove and bend to your will
I'll keep them still"
What voice could be as sweet and natural as Elliott Smith's?
Elliott Smith died in 2003. After an argument with his girlfriend, Smith stabbed himself twice in the chest. He left a simple note:
"I'm so sorry--love, Elliott. God forgive me."
When we say, "Only the good die young," this is the kind of story we refer to. A documentary film was released last year that investigates Smith's life, music, and death, and it comes with the perfect name: Heaven Adores You.