we went to the cape
the summer had passed
there were off-season rates

the smokestack we adored
sat and blew smoke
like never before

up into the atmosphere
where the sky is blue and clear
and every plane's a little stain
our wipers wiped away the acid rain

and when i came back it had wasted away
by it i mean most of the best part of day
i promised to quit if you promised to stay
you packed up your shit my life remained the same
the same...

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Smokestack song meanings
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    General CommentI really love the middle-end of this song, where they do the cool buzzy sounding guitar and he sings the last section "and when i came back... the same"

    I especially love the way he sings "i promised to quit if you promised to stay"

    the lyrics themselves seem pretty self-explanatory.
    cakeandmilkon January 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe guitar intro sounds like something straight from built to spill...
    milk_and_honeyon August 01, 2007   Link

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