For My Smoke

by Shiloh Lindsey

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Produced by John Ellis (Be Good Tanyas) 2005

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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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Track Name: For My Smoke
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)
Track Name: Hell in the First
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)
Track Name: My Favourite Cowboy
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