You And Your Cigarettes
words and music by erin mckeown

you and your cigarettes
what a charming little death wish
why am so in love with
you and your cigarettes

do you do it to ease some hurt?
because i certainly know what pain is
and how i want to turn from it
i guess nobody wants to feel all that

there’s no needle on the compass
cards cut and i’ve lost the bet
my judgement says no
but there you go lighting up again

i can see the way it rests
on your fingers and on your lips
please wont you hold me like that
like you hold your cigarettes

there’s no needle on the compass
cards cut and i’ve lost the bet
my judgement says no
but there you go lighting up again

no matter what the end will come
death’s charming little wish for us
so at least i’ll enjoy the rush
the way you touch
it’s not asking for much
of you and your cigarettes

© 2017 Erin McKeown