New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

Throwing candy out to the crowd
Dragging down the main
The helpless little thing with the dirty mouthwho's always got something to sayyou're sitting around at home now waiting for your brother to call
I saw him down at the alley
Having had enough of it all

Said you can do what you want to whenever you want to
You can do what you want to there's no one to stop you

All spit and spite you're up all night and down every day
A tired man with only hours to go just waiting to be taken away
Getting in to the back of a car for candy from some stranger
Watching the parade with pinpoint eyes full of smoldering anger

You can do what you want to whenever you want to
You can do what you want to there's no one to stop you
Now you can do what you want to whenever you want to
Do what you want to whenever you want to
Do what you want to whenever you want tothough it doesn't mean a thing, big nothing



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/e/elliot_smith/ballad_of_big_nothing_lyrics.html

Correct | Report

Please input the reason why these lyrics are bad:

songmeanings

      Write about your feelings and thoughts

      Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
      U
      Unregistered
      Min 50 words
      Not bad
      Good
      Awesome!
      Explain

      Write an explanation

      Your explanation
      Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
      10 words
      Good
      Cool
      Awesome!
      Explanation guidelines:
      • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
      • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
      • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
      Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
      ×