For My Smoke

by Shiloh Lindsey

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You know you're alone When you're walking home Drunk out of your mind You could have taken a cab You had enough change for the bus But you chose to feel the way, because thats the only way you'll learn (chorus) When all I wanted was a light For my God damn smoke on the way home But you lit up this highway Like you were the fucking moon And I wish you'd just let me crash Into the River bank And I'd finally find my way back Although it would be the hard way Now mountains to break And kindness it fades You could have taken the easy out But you chose to feel the way (chorus) (bridge) (chorus)
Hell in the First Home I made it Been driving all night and all day I crawled out the door And climbed down the stairs To feel the sunlight on my face I followed a path across a field through a swamp Where the crocs might seal my fait (chorus) What's worse? I don't know You really can't say Until you've been through Hell in the first My heart was racing Darkness falls & wild dogs howl I reached that old highway I forged through the ditches And crawled through the culverts From fear of being seen By the man with flesh pants I wont take a chance When death is on my tail (chorus) Dawn was breaking Blood spilling out from the stump of my arm I stumbled into town I got to my car in the parking lot Of some psycho owned butcher shop Put my key in the ignition Got tire and tar friction Don't trust no hillbilly cop (chorus)
Now I realize that you'll never change Though I really wish you would one day I remember sitting in the driveway drawing faces in the sand And you walked up to me with sun at your back And it silhouettes you perfectly Like a shadow on the wall You should be getting closer to me But it's not that way at all (chorus) Will I see you around In a bar downtown Drinking whiskey with your friends Telling them all the dreams that you once had All the dreams that you once had But you let them slip away All I wanted to be was a sparkle in your eye Maybe I was all this time I remember driving down the road with you With Johnny Cash playing on the 8-track And your old cowboy hat is still hanging on my wall It's waiting for you to come back home (chorus) I should have known by the rusty nail in the crumbling wall That it would eventually fall Well this ain't Hollywood And we're not on the set of some Spaghetti Western There are no perfect heroes that Clint Eastwood or John Wayne would have played You're still my favourite, You're my favourite Cowboy


Produced by John Ellis (Be Good Tanyas) 2005


released June 15, 2005

Shiloh Lindsey: Guitar & Vocals
John Ellis: Steel Guitar, Guitar
Pat Steward: Drums
Doug Elliot: Bass


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Shiloh Lindsey Vancouver, British Columbia

Shiloh Lindsey is a storyteller. Her meticulous songcrafting builds rich at every layer, like a master chemist of harmonies and human connections, churning the sheer vulnerability and preciousness of life into charged, haunting alt-country. Love may come and go, morning drifts in then daylight disappears, but rest assured, one little fire is burning ever bright. ... more

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