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Elliott Smith, 'Needle in the Hay'

Elliott Smith
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Spotting the late Elliott Smith's obvious struggle with substance abuse was not exactly like finding a needle in a haystack. Still, one of the songwriter's sweetest, most aching songs dodges the issue ever so slightly with double-entendres: "You ought to be proud that I'm getting good marks." Ouch.

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