Light My Cigarette

by Diana Pops

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"Light My Cigarette" was written as a response. When faced with events in my life that could incur major change, my reflex action is to write a song to calm myself down. This is not so much to make me feel better, but more to paint a larger picture which reflects the feelings of the moment back at me to help me understand where I'm at.

This song was originally about the prospect of signing a record deal. When I was approached, I was more scared than excited. I'm a bit of a hermit, and the thought of being "on" all the time was a pretty daunting one. At the time there was so much unknown to me about what my lifestyle would look like should I be signed - but I was pretty sure it would entail more than drinking tea and playing piano late into the night; tucked away in my old house on the prairies.

I ended up recording "Light My Cigarette" two weeks after I wrote it, whilst I was in LA to meet with the label. The irony was not lost on me.

lyrics

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I am broken like a promise
A secret only half kept
I am broken like a window
...letting in the rain
I don't need another brother
I don't need another friend
I don't need to be a number
on a roll call that doesn't end

So come and light my cigarette
Pour me another drink
We'll talk about the old days
They're never coming back again, are they?
And yeah, I'm scared
and it's only right...
There's no safety in a game that you can't cheat
No safety in the arms of disbelief.

Well I thought I had it somewhere
Deep within the pockets of my coat
I went to pull it from the air
That "blaze of glory" was a "cloud of smoke"
Yeah, the irony was lost on me
Or we never really had it
But you don't need another sister
You don't need another habit

So sit and light my cigarette
Pour me another drink
We'll talk about the old days
They're never coming back again.. our way
and Yeah, I'm scared
and it's only right...
There's no safety in a game that you can't cheat
No safety in the arms of disbelief.

Well the upside is your pity
And the downfall is your pride
And the future looks so bright now
It's so bright it blinds my eyes.
Let's just talk about the weather
Not whether you got yours or I got mine
Let's not talk about each other
We're still here and we're still fine

Silly boy...

Just come and light my cigarette
Pour me another drink
We'll talk about the old days
They're never coming back again.. our way
And yeah, I'm scared
and it's only right...
There's no safety in a game that you can't cheat
No safety in the arms of disbelief.

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credits

released August 3, 2010
Produced and Engineered by Adrian Bradford
Written by Diana Pops

Diana Pops - Piano & Vocals
Guitars - Tyler Burkum
Programming - Adrian Bradford
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For more information, contact:

Mike Savage Artist Management
mikesavage123@gmail.com
www.mikesavageartistmanagement.com

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