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By , Paris, France
The cigarette burns your fingers
So you let it go, let it drop to the floor
Like you've let down everyone and everything
Else around you

You blow away the last puff of shadowy smoke
That you will ever have to face again
Yet, by throwing away this brief relief
You know you will have to face another type of darkness

These cigarettes are yours, not mine
I can't help stealing these appealing sins
You used to enjoy with me
Their smell reminds me of you

The hurt comes back fast, of course
You can always find comfort again
By lighting another sweet salvation
Yet you cannot refuse to look past the smoke forever

They tell you it will kill you
A purgatory of insanity and incomprehension
A loveless life without you

These cigarettes are yours, not mine
I can't help stealing these appealing sins
You used to enjoy with me
Their smell reminds me of you

If I quit right now, right here
Would you come back to me?
If I look past the smoke
Will you give me a second chance?
If I hold on and burn my fingers
Will you forgive my past mistakes?
If I sweep the ashes away
Will I deserve you once again?

These cigarettes are yours, not mine
I can't help stealing these appealing sins
You used to enjoy with me
Their smell reminds me of you

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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demonkittyx_o said...
Apr. 21 at 12:33 pm
LOVE this frankly. I do smoke, I picked up the habbit under stress when I was young, though now I don't care about quiting, I do love this, Great Job!
 
satellite23 said...
Sept. 18, 2012 at 7:54 pm
Awesome job! This song had an original theme. I don't know if you've ever heard it, but Fort Minor has a song called Cigarettes.
 
NG123 said...
Aug. 28, 2012 at 2:19 pm
I'm glad there's someone in the lyrics section who isn't making an angsty love song.
 
jlb1993 said...
May 4, 2012 at 7:24 pm
Nice song, though I am a smoker and I love smoking.
 
tori1234 said...
Nov. 3, 2011 at 9:19 am
i love the way u think and your pic are off the chain...
 
NatalieAtLast said...
Jul. 16, 2011 at 1:55 pm
I completely understand the feelings behind these lyrics. Absolutely brilliant.
 
raindropsondaisies said...
Jun. 2, 2011 at 10:54 pm
I felt a connection witht he lyrics. What powerul words! can't wait to read more of your work. (:
 
RemiWriter said...
Jun. 2, 2011 at 10:36 am
This song is really good! I think it is alot better than most of the popular stuff on the radio today!
 
Anupama said...
Apr. 12, 2011 at 10:44 pm
This poem is so deep. It makes me wonder sometimes how smokers can see romance in something so sinful. Its a creative delight. Kudos!
 
Anasunny said...
Mar. 28, 2011 at 1:41 pm
Wow, powerful... are you thinking of putting this to music?
 
Louis This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 28, 2011 at 2:25 pm
Absolutely! I'm actually preparing an Ep right now! Hopefully we'll be working with these lyrics soon!
 
bigwillie15 said...
Mar. 28, 2011 at 7:41 am

what's wrong with ciggarettes?? o.O

 

 
michelle-ma-belle said...
Sept. 11, 2010 at 11:48 pm
this is a beautiful song, I find it so refreshing! most songs played today use the word 'cigarette' to rhyme with another word and to set a sultry tone, but I've never listened to a song about cigarettes and the feelings threaded behind smoking... this is very good <3
 
Louis This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Sept. 14, 2010 at 12:22 pm
Thank you so much, i'm not used to reading such original feedback. I appreciate that you took the time to comment about it and that you put it in your 'favorites' section! It means a lot to me! I cant wait to read/rate your work too!
 
optimisticpessimist said...
Jul. 27, 2010 at 6:00 pm
This is awesome writing. It seems like you really put a lot of thought into it :)
 
TheGoldenDomination said...
Jul. 19, 2010 at 3:33 pm
wow i really loved this....
 
Louis This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 26, 2010 at 5:13 am
Thank you so much, i'll check out your work right away...
 
LeilaniLives said...
Jun. 19, 2010 at 8:21 am
Remarkably amazing lyrics. I've never read lyrics or heard a song with the topic of cigarettes within and yet so beautifully designed. Well done, wow.
 
Louis This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jun. 19, 2010 at 8:34 am
Oh wow, thank you so much! It means the world to me that people leave comments. And it's nice to know, when you're not having a great day, that someone thought something positive about you. So thanks again- i'll go read some of your pieces right now! I hope you'll check out a few more of mine too :)
 
SnuggleBunny said...
Jun. 4, 2010 at 1:01 am
Thats a BEAUTIFUL song <3
 
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