Grammy award winning musician Elliott Smith stabbed himself to death in 2003 and left a huge void of unwritten magical music. He was a victim of child abuse and talked about setting up a foundation for kids who’d suffered from the same horrible thing before he died. Smith never escaped his self-loathing and it was evident in many of his songs. Despite the sad theme, he often managed to craft the most beautiful melodies and was also a very talented lyricist.
In this clip (Waltz #2) he sings about his mother and stepfather. Lyrics you find here
It’s hard to grasp the genius of Elliott Smith and the sadness of his passing. His memory tells us to love ourselves and each other a little more.
Here’s what information I found about The Elliott Smith Memorial Fund.