Elliott Smith – Georgia, Georgia
Posted on Oct 25th, 2007 by Alan @ 1:15 pm

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I can’t help but associate this song with the fortunes of the Scotland football team over the last month… and it’s not just the title. The lyrics seem to be written not by Elliott Smith but by a disheartened Scotland fan, and suggest that the only silver lining in our pished cloud is that there is no doubt about the result we need in a few weeks time against Italy at Hampden!

“When you walked out on the savannah shoulder
With your veins all full of beer
Thinking well at least now everything is clear
But oh man
What a plan
Suicide”

But that’s not all… Elliott seemed to have a premonition about our performance in France last month, and how it would only raise our expectations to an unnaturally high level before being shattered by the piss-poor performance in Tbilisi:

“Three weeks ago you were all grace and charm
And now I know it was just a false alarm
Georgia Georgia
I can’t understand your sickness
You have no forgiveness
No attention left to pay
The quiet way you leave
And just forget it all
Just takes my breath away”

Yeah, well, how am I supposed to feel?

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