Placeholder Lyrics

by Elliott Smith

Looking at all the rows
All these records look like big zeros
I got your picture on the back of a 45
A placeholder 'til you take up mine
A placeholder 'til you take up mine

I'm the person you never need
The biggest loser on 16th Street
The invisible man with the see-through mind
A placeholder 'til you take up mine
A placeholder 'til you take up mine

Break off up in someone's loft
In midtown 'round there next to the square
He likes the way that you look now
Like an open book

Just like my favorite song
Some pretty words that didn't last that long
Like a package sent 'Priority' overnight

Placeholder, come and take up mine
Placeholder, come and take up mine
Placeholder, come and take up mine
Placeholder, come and take up mine