"that smell" as written by Ronnie Van Zant and Allen Collins....
Whiskey bottles, and brand new cars
Oak tree you're in my way
There's too much coke and too much smoke
Look what's going on inside you

Oh that smell
Can't you smell that smell
Oh that smell
The smell of death surrounds you

Angel of darkness is upon you
Stuck a needle in your arm
So take another toke, have a blow for your nose
One more drink fool, will drown you

Oh that smell
Can't you smell that smell
Oh that smell
The smell of death surrounds you

Now they call you Prince Charming
Can't speak a word when you're full of 'ludes
Say you'll be all right come tomorrow
But tomorrow might not be here for you

Oh that smell
Can't you smell that smell
Oh that smell
The smell of death surrounds you

Hey, you're a fool you
Stick them needles in your arm
I know I been there before

One little problem that confronts you
Got a monkey on your back
Just one more fix, Lord might do the trick
One hell of a price for you to get your kicks

Oh that smell
Can't you smell that smell
Oh that smell
The smell of death surrounds you

Oh that smell
Can't you smell that smell
Oh that smell
The smell of death surrounds you


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"That Smell" as written by Ronnie Van Zant Allen Collins

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    General CommentLynard Skynard cover live.....I like this version....it has has a crisp sound to it...and Brad was right....from a time when Rock and Roll was really Rock and Roll...
    BlinkMM182on March 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI cant decide wather i love or hate this song. Its a good song, but i dont know if i like how 3dd is covering a lynard skynard song. I mean LS is the only country band i like, but 3dd covering it?



    SKETCHY
    laxbosson March 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLynyrd Skynyrd is southern rock, not country, by the way.

    I think this song is just about drugs. lol.
    xx 3DD Fanon March 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLynard Skynyrd is deffently not country. I like this cover, they did a good job.
    mavrick480on June 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentkick ass cover, wish they would do a studio version of it.
    all about the perils of drug abuse, the classic rock n roll story we have all heard a thousand times, but the details are gritty enough that this song stands out amongst them all
    Johnny Be Badon January 26, 2007   Link
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    General Comment3dd did a very good cover of this song.
    dmk89on May 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLaxboss calls Lynyrd Skynyrd a "country band", and he can't even spell their name right. Get a clue. For $4000, Alex: what band does the longest ROCK song ever recorded?? LYNYRD SKYNYRD = Freebird!! Is that "country"?? I think not.

    A bit of trivia: Ronnie Van Zant's high school gym teacher's name was "Leonard Skinner"...you do the math.

    As for 3DD's cover of "That Smell", it's awesome! They definitely did it justice. xx_3DD_Fan says, "I think this song is just about drugs. lol"......what a shallow perception. Sure, it's about drugs, but more to the heart, it's about the destruction and despair caused by the excesses of drug addiction and abuse. Ever woke up in a room you don't remember ever seeing before and smelling "that smell"?? Ever smelled death before? You'll know it when you do.......... lol .........please, gimme a break.
    anectine17on May 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthaha if you want me to be honest, I think this song is about the smell of cooking a spoon oh my haha I'm a true r0ck sT*r
    HyDr0on September 07, 2007   Link

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