The Clarks – Cigarette

These home-town boys get a lot of airplay in Pittsburgh, I kind of like this song.

Lyrics after the fold

In a black and far off corner of my mind
There’s a box of something I can’t quite define
It houses circus freaks, temptation and bad trips
In an isolated corner of the box
There’s a trap door covered up with dirt and rocks
It opens to the stairs that lead down to the crypt

Do you know where you’re going when you’ve taken your last step
Do you know what you get?
Cigarette

On a dark and lonely road in my hometown
Stands a house that long ago should’ve been torn down
It reeks of love gone sour, suspicion and bad debt
On a weather beaten transom in the house
Walks a friend of mine that I call the old king mouse
He dances in the moonlight and sleeps out on the steps

Do you know where you’re going when you’ve taken your last breath?
Do you know what you get?
Do you know where you’re going when they’ve paid their last regrets?
Do you know what you get?
Cigarette

In a black and far off corner of my mind
There’s a box of something I can’t quite define
It houses circus freaks, temptation and the Fayette County Fair
And it reeks of love gone sour, suspicion and big hair

Do you know where you’re going when you’ve taken your last breath?
Do you know what you get?
Do you know where you’re going when the devil starts to sweat?
Do you know what you get?
A cigarette

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6 Responses to The Clarks – Cigarette

  1. skinbad says:

    Meaning-I heard the dead body make a sound. Also, Youtube doesn’t have Ry Cooder doing “Fool for a Cigarette.” FYI.

  2. Pupster says:

    Heh. I watched that whole video waiting for the funny. Took me a while.

    *sigh*

  3. skinbad says:

    Hey–the put a “governor” on WP comment deserved a terrorist fist bump. I’m just getting around to it. Any Utah plans in the future?

  4. Pupster says:

    Thanks, I totally stole that joke from somewhere in the distant past. Some Governor’s wife had triplets, and the punch line was “How did THAT happen? I thought she had a governor on her?”

    Don’t remember who to credit for it.

    I’ll be coming out to Utah this summer, still not real sure on when.

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