Tuesday, March 23, 2010
UNFILTERED: SONGS ABOUT SMOKING
Damn, on nights like this I really miss smoking. Here are a few reminders why:
"Cigarettes, they fill the gaps in our empty days, in our broken teeth."
Jawbreaker, Kiss the Bottle, Etc. (2002)
"My vingers is al geel gekontempleer. Geïrriteerd met die gemak wat ek in twyfel kry (My fingers are all yellow with contemplation. Irritated by the comfort it gives my doubts)."
Fokofpolisiekar, Sporadies Nomadies (Kom Dans), Lugsteuring (2004)
"A blanket acne'ed with cigarette burns, speak at once while taking turns. What is what I need? What is wrong with me? What is what I need?"
Nirvana, Radio Friendly Unit Shifter, In Utero (1993)
"This swirl of smoke looks like her slender body. I see everything in frames now. Golden gilded."
The Lawrence Arms, Fireflies, The Greatest Story Ever Told (2003)
"You broke me like the cigarette that I busted on the day I quit. But now that I've been drinking I’m outta smokes and I wish that I had it."
Alkaline Trio, Bleeder, Alkaline Trio (1999)
"I'll be drinkin' to forget you, as I light a menthol cigarette."
Tom Waits, Warm Beer and Cold Women, Nighthawks at the Diner (1975)
Kiss the Bottle
Originally: 17 Reasons: The Mission District 3x7" (1992)