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New Track - Cigarettes

Date: 04.11.04
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I'm psyched the band has added "Cigarettes" to the set. Here's what I know about it, or at least what I've put together.

"Cigarettes" was originally recorded for Amber Headlights, the shelved precursor to Blackberry Belle. It has a dance beat and is a definite rocker. The chorus was later adapted and used for "Follow You Down" on BB. In contrast to how some of the submitted setlists are written, in this case, "Cigarettes" and "Follow You Down" are not separate songs.

Lyrics - (my best transcription based on the studio recording)

the cigarettes are gonna kill me
- I know
I gotta get a light before I hit the door
does anybody have a light
I didn't want cause I need to get right

so come on and dial the phone
cause i need to get some more
a little something from behind the door
cause I get lonely babe. Lonely.

\\ Chorus
get the wheel let's go for a ride
if you're trouble then I follow you down

now you say you miss me
say i want you back
ain't that a little symphony
nobody ever tastes so sweet
some day they're gonna ask whatever happened to me.

last night
last night was alright
I wanna see you again

Any more info? Let me know.

Comment on "New Track - Cigarettes"

ryan Says:

"my best transcription based on the studio recording"? so there is a studio recording of this song somewhere, besides sitting in a studio? if so, please tell where. why oh why is there so little info on the whigs/singers on the net?

Posted: April 11, 2004 10:20 PM

lee Says:

didn't mean to get your hopes up; but this recording is NOT in circulation. hopefully, it will be officially released at some point.

Posted: April 11, 2004 10:29 PM

Jill Says:


Thanks for giving the lyrics on the "Cigarettes" track. It makes me want to hear it even more! Now, I can sing along whenever I do.


Posted: April 12, 2004 09:39 AM

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