Thirteen is a beautiful song. It's a simple song that beautifully captures what it is to be 13. I think so anyway.
Elliott Smith, who I loved so much, sang it beautifully. As much as I love Big Star (and I love them!) I think that Elliott's version is superior. That doesn't often happen, not to me anyway.
Enjoy it, it's lovely. He was lovely. Gosh, all these years have passed and I still can't believe he's gone and how much I still miss him. xo