Smokin

(Nicole Unser, Tyler Jordan)

 

At the end of the bar, it’s getting close to closing

Grabs the Marlboro matchbook and flips it open

Presses a smoke against her cherry stained lips

 

She strikes up a match just to watch the flame

As red turns to blue turns to ash to pain

Cause smokin’ leads, to drinkin’ leads, to thinkin’ about him

 

CHORUS

But he makes promises, promises that he can’t keep

And he keeps telling her, telling her she’s what he needs

But that cigarette keeps burning out and like his love it lets her down

Cause smokin’ leads, to drinkin’ leads, to thinkin’ about him

 

Glass of merlot on a Coors Light coaster

She slides her phone a little bit closer

Staring at the number at the end of her fingertips

With every ring she takes another drink

And the sound of his voice is bittersweet

Cause smokin’ leads, to drinkin’ leads, to thinkin’ about him

 

CHORUS

But he makes promises, promises that he can’t keep

And he keeps telling her, telling her she’s what he needs

But that glass of wine keeps running out and like his love it lets her down

Cause smokin’ leads, to drinkin’ leads, to thinkin’ about him

 

Leads … to calling him up, driving cross town

Crossing that bridge and burning it down

So don’t you light that flame again

Don’t you light that flame again

Cause it’ll only burn you in the end

 

CHORUS

But he makes promises, promises that he can’t keep

And he keeps telling her, telling her she’s what he needs

But that cigarette keeps burning out and like his love it lets her down

Cause smokin’ leads, to drinkin’ leads, to thinkin’ about him

 

 

It’ll only burn you in the end

It’ll only burn you in the end

 

©2014 Nicole Unser Music