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no smoke


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ste

 Genre: Pop (Alternative)

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a true story of tragedy
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Lyrics
In the middle of a drunken crowd and miles away from home,
Reaching into my right pants pocket and crushed beside my phone
I pull out a tattered box, a victim of spillage and thoughtless knocks.
And there's still a ciggy left inside.

So carefully I pull the stick and I see the problem.
There's a rip right through the bastard - it's a useless item.
A broken cigarette is my karma. Oh.
I push it down to fix the rip, I use my spit now it's all in bits.
My Rizzlas are wet and I can't use the strip that sticks.
A broken cigarette is my karma. Oh.

And now out of the light
A friend comes to make it right
But the Marlboro's height
Is only a couple of centimetres.


So carefully I pull the stick and I see the problem.
There's a rip right through the bastard - it's a useless item.
A broken cigarette is my karma. Oh.
I push it down to fix the rip, I use my spit now it's all in bits.
My Rizzlas are wet and I can't use the strip that sticks.
A broken cigarette is my karma. Oh.
Song Stats
Hits: 3729
Comments: 43
Fans: 34
Plays: 214
Downloads: 117
Votes: 1
Uploaded: Aug 12, 2009 - 10:10:56 AM
Last Updated: Aug 05, 2013 - 06:57:47 PM Last Played: Apr 05, 2017 - 08:15:52 PM
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Hardware:
Dell laptop, Fender strat, Ibanez bass, Shure 58, midi keyboard
Software:
Cubase studio4
Comments
davisamerica said 3027 days ago (August 12th, 2009)
lol....
what a great tune.
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sheilad said 3026 days ago (August 12th, 2009)
poor poor ste
lets see here now... so far... you have had no beer, drank tequila and soda... have only batteries in your fridge and now this new tragedy??? I am gonna go out on a limb here and say that if perhaps you bury the hatchet and make nice with Mickey... your luck will turn around. I hate to see you suffer over such a silly hate for a mouse! oh... and Fun tune too by the way...
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MarkHolbrook said 3026 days ago (August 12th, 2009)
Likey
this I do... Love how the vocals beat with the music... Very cool!
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michael2 said 3026 days ago (August 12th, 2009)
awesome
this is a really great song. love the production and the overall sound. no one but you could sing this, really great track.
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MannequinRaces said 3026 days ago (August 12th, 2009)
Interesting.
Nice. That's a real interesting song dude! Nice production. I think the vocals could use just a touch of compression to smooth things out a bit. Cool track!
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SmokeyVW said 3026 days ago (August 12th, 2009)
your karma just ran down my dogma!
i love your line: a broken cigarette is my karma
fabulous lyrics
great production - i really like the one-off guitar chord rhythm - it really works well to drive the song along

thanks!
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crissew said 3026 days ago (August 12th, 2009)
Another good one
Very nice my man. You have a knack for recording that I sure dont have. Nice job.
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abfkingsport said 3026 days ago (August 12th, 2009)
ABFkingsport
I love how you can make the lack of drink and smoke into a great story and song. Once again another great. Fav'ed and DL'ed. Thanks Bro.
The King
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ramonaji said 3026 days ago (August 12th, 2009)
Oh I love this!!!
thanks for the download! How do I love this, let me count the ways???

I love the vocals, the vibe, the sounds... the arrangement... it's just wonderful!!!!!! WOW! I don't seem to find music I like this much in the commercial world... Yay, macjams!
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LunaTrick said 3026 days ago (August 12th, 2009)
Nice work
Like your voice (northern yeah?).... cool bass too!
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Outtaorbit said 3026 days ago (August 12th, 2009)
Is there Karma in......
Crushed smokes.....maybe....I don't think so....but maybe
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Outtaorbit said 3026 days ago (August 12th, 2009)
But ........
Great tune
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drakonis said 3026 days ago (August 12th, 2009)
taking a drag on karma
Very humorous lyrics, good singing voice, and great songwriting and playing... I enjoyed this rather wry wit. Nice nice guitar and bass work.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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alexweiler said 3026 days ago (August 13th, 2009)
no smoke
What a great relaxed pop song and lyrics as well! More of this.

I will have to check your latest songs ...
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T_Being_esq said 3025 days ago (August 13th, 2009)
ste
Sorry I was listening to this but got interrupted. Any way great song. Good imagery in the lyrics. I use to smoke so I can relate. Nice tune too.
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kingbee said 3025 days ago (August 13th, 2009)
modern times
For a sort of 'lo-fi' track it draws you in somehow and the lyrics that could be viewed as mundane pull you in to a story of modern times.
Good stuff
Enjoyed
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kaishin said 3025 days ago (August 13th, 2009)
好聽
nice! interesting and strange but fun
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Chimalus said 3025 days ago (August 13th, 2009)
Woah!
Wonderful, simple, satisfying, like a cig... (though I don't smoke) Lovin' your style! Downloaded. I'll be chilling to this.
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Acherus said 3025 days ago (August 13th, 2009)
Wow
I love the rhythm of this song. And the lyrics are inspired.
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DWL said 3025 days ago (August 14th, 2009)
Can only be English
Nicely put together.

Rather bizarre and a great final.

Reminds me of Jona Lewie for some reason.

Very enjoyable.

Cheers

Dick
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Skean said 3025 days ago (August 14th, 2009)
Faved
And downloaded WHY? this is just terrific, thanks
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Son-of-lavalamp said 3025 days ago (August 14th, 2009)
Cool tune
Quite an original tune. Liking your vocal delivery and the whole feel of the tune.

Groovy

Dave
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said 3025 days ago (August 14th, 2009)
Cool toon
Smokin tune. Nice progression, good selection of instrumentation. Dig it.

. - Harold
richardhowardjones said 3025 days ago (August 14th, 2009)
VERY UK
You may be miles away from home but this could ONLY be English, our kid!
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Calchas said 3024 days ago (August 14th, 2009)
You're a witty bugger aren't ya? lol
Fun tune man. Nicely done!

Be well friend!
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Kicbal said 3024 days ago (August 14th, 2009)
Punchy
Cool slice of mundane life lyrics. The song has that quirky Thomas Dolby quality to it, which is a very good thing.
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Moviz said 3024 days ago (August 14th, 2009)
very original
treatment of the beat and instrumentation... love your down to Earth style of vocal too...... and I've been in that situation with a cigarette many years ago when I smoked LOL.... great work here, regards M
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egobandit said 3024 days ago (August 14th, 2009)
total
A trip from start to end, Iloved it and every motherless fun bag should listen and learn!!!!! greatness!!!
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The Infinites said 3024 days ago (August 15th, 2009)
Lyrically...

...this is in the Arctic Monkeys zone. Or even Jake Thackary, going back a bit...

Clever thing to do - taking a microcosmic look at some everyday thing. then it becomes interesting. Even as an avid non-smoker, I get it; and the smart thing is that you got a song out of the incident!

Clear as a bell, nice downbeat tune to go with the subject. Likin' your style a lot!

Jim
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racerat said 3023 days ago (August 15th, 2009)
clean
Hey. Clean mix. very tight rhythms. Like the story. Lived it a hundred times. Sparse yet meaty. Maybe put just a hair of reverb on the vocal, it might add a little depth. Everything is just a little too clean, create some space with varying 'verbs on different pieces always leaving at least one instrument totally clean to create reference. Thanks for this gem.
P
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airportseven said 3022 days ago (August 16th, 2009)
Great track
unexpected arrangement and excellent vocals. Good set of lyrics and creative use of timing and space. I really like the descending guitar/vocal line.
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lengold said 3022 days ago (August 17th, 2009)
Absolutely
loving this.
So great to hear something so fantastically different and creative. Wonderful lyrics, underplayed musicianship and production. Really enjoyed.
Definite download. Thanks.
Cheers
Len

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JayLCiazz said 3008 days ago (August 30th, 2009)
Lovely Voice!
I think the beat is great and I love how you sing. Along with the beat. The lyrics are funny yet you sing it like it is something realy deep.. LOL

Very catchy.. and the music is topnotch! Thanks for sharing!
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carlajpatterson said 3008 days ago (August 30th, 2009)
Cleverly and Catchily Tragic
This is so well-written and sung - a fantastic song with brilliant lyrics and a really catchy hook. Love the harmonies too.
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bud said 3004 days ago (September 3rd, 2009)
Came back again
was here as airport seven last time. Still blown away. You have a really original sound and can write - like really write. Excellent drum production here.
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Relic67 said 3001 days ago (September 6th, 2009)
karma
maybe you'll live a few seconds longer from not smoking that cigarette LOL. Really good song! I'm catching up on some of the stuff I missed and I'm glad I found this one.
Witty, nice melody and arrangement like the other folks said.

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blaky smith said 2956 days ago (October 22nd, 2009)
Cigarette
Nice piece, very original, I like it.
And I discover just your music today !
Good music. Now I have to listen your other tunes...
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caroline said 2841 days ago (February 14th, 2010)
LOL...
bin there!! dun that!! fank queue for the giggle!
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alackbass said 2784 days ago (April 11th, 2010)
Quirky Quality
Love the guitar on the up beats. Nice synth pad. I love how you see a song in such common events. Again with the cool pick bass.
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magnatone said 2784 days ago (April 11th, 2010)
no smoke
"broken cigarette is my karma" - that is a very cool line ste. so glad we're pimping oldies in chat, this is REALLY cool and i would've otherwise probably never have heard it. this is cool AND deep! like how you do the guitar in here
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strangedream said 2540 days ago (December 12th, 2010)
Hilarious
And enjoyable. Your accent is delicious. Your sense of humor is priceless. I empathize.
TobinMueller said 2385 days ago (May 16th, 2011)
Karmic details
I totally dig this specific and lovingly detailed homage to the last cigarette. The sparse arrangement enables the vocals to tell the story and also leaves space for imaginative wanderings as I consider the visual actions and reactions of the even you paint. Really nice. My ear wanted that last verse to be a continuation of the story, tho, and not an exact repeat of stanza two. As an unwinding story, repeating the action kind of took away some of the magic; consider writing what happens next? It felt like half a story. Totally dug it, tho.
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HairyJohnson said 1329 days ago (April 5th, 2014)
great song
love the lyrics and under cooled way you sing it
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