"Smoke" as written by and Mathew Thomas Skiba Derek R Grant....
Over and out of it for one more plane ride out
Not sure, and never was if this will all head south, or what
Wait her a month or two will pass, I'm sure I won't
Faith dear, enough to get you by until we're home

I wish I don't wish I still smoked
I wish I wrote you one original note
Take me home, tuck me in,
Moon go down, do it again


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"Smoke" as written by Derek R. Grant Daniel Michael Andriano

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  • +2
    General CommentSmoke was written as a simple love letter to my wife when
    I was feeling really burned out from being on tour for such a long
    time with no real end in site. I love what I do, and everyone who is
    a part of it, but this does not make me immune to homesickness.
    When this song was finally finished at pre-production, I can’t
    tell you how much of a relief it was. There were so many different
    incarnations of this song before it all came together… It was very
    frustrating. Derek and I recorded a couple different versions of this,
    and I had at least a couple more that were never really heard. It took
    some time to get used to the fact that we were writing a very slow
    song, almost a ballad of sorts, and I think that’s why it was hard to
    finish. But once we all got comfortable with that, it became really
    fun. We messed with a lot of cool effects in the studio, and Derek
    wrote a guitar part on the spot that made the chorus extra cool…
    Turned out to be one of my favorites, and in my opinion, one of
    the best sounding songs we have ever recorded…
    This was one of the last songs to get mixed and I remember
    sitting in my Dining Room listening to the mix for the first time.
    I heard the gong at the end of the song and I thought I was going
    to die I was laughing so hard… I had no idea it was going to be
    there… It was something Derek had slipped in after I had gone
    home. I love it now, I think it’s a great touch, it took a minute
    to get used to, but now I want to have the gong on tour and
    incorporate it in to every song.
    -Dan Andriano

    Matt broke his wrist, and Dan and I took the time to further
    some ideas for the album. We worked this song from every angle,
    there were painfully slow versions and frighteningly fast versions.
    This (slightly less-moody) incarnation of the song is almost identical
    to what ended up on the album.
    -Derek Grant
    marquiceriseon January 17, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentover and out of it for one more plane ride out.
    i'm not sure i never was if this would all head south, or what
    wait here , a month or two will pass.i'm sure i won't
    faith dear, enough to get you by until we're home

    i wish, i don't wish i still smoked
    and i wish that i wrote you one original note
    take me home, tuck me in, moon go down
    do it again

    Over and out of it for one more plane ride out
    I'm not sure, and was if this will all head south, or what
    Wait here a month or two will pass I'm sure I won't
    Faith dear, enough to get you by until we're home
    repeat chorus

    those are the lyrics in the booklet thing on the crimson album

    i fucking love this song.
    ApathyIsaColdBodyon June 01, 2005   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationOver and out of it for one more plane ride out
    Not sure, and never was if this will all head south, or what
    Wait here a month or two will pass, I'm sure I won't
    Faith dear, enough to get you by until we're home

    I wish I don't wish I still smoked
    I wish I wrote you one original note
    Take me home, tuck me in
    Moon go down, do it again
    Crockinon April 28, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI found this song to have some of the hardest parts to decipher the lyrics. I was hoping someone would figure it out before I made an attempt to submit anything, but this one doesn't do it much justice, so hear are some of my thoughts as to what some of the parts might be:

    First verse:

    "Over and out of it for one more plane ride out
    I'm not sure, I never was if this would all... [?]

    Wait here, a month or two will pass, I'm sure I won't
    Faith, dear, enough to get you by until we're home"

    Chorus:

    "And I wish
    I'd go
    With lots to smoke

    And I wish
    That I'd run
    You would
    Eventually know [?]

    Take me home
    Tuck me in
    Go down, do it again"

    I know I still left some parts unclear, but they are just too damn hard to pick apart by ear. If anyone has any idea what they might be, give your variations.

    As for what this song means--assuming those lyrics are somewhat correct--it could deal with the stress and monotony of life.

    'Tis a sweet song.
    insomanywayson March 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think in the verses he talks about alot of problems he's dealing with, and the chrous seems to be telling us by how he lets it out, probibly by smoking
    AtticusALK3on March 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song...one of my favourites off the album
    deville22on March 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFrom what I can decipher of the lyrics it sounds like it's about being on tour and being extremely anxious to get home to the people you love.
    Obiwan6986on March 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentProbably one of my favorite new A3 songs.
    I'm not sure what it means, but I empathize with it (if that is even possible..) and it just clicked with me. Sometimes I think that the A3 songs just click with me, regardless of if I know the meanings of the songs or not. Does anyone else have that feeling? And I like the opinion in which Obiwan6986 said he is on tour. I think every Alkaline Trio song meshes A3s feelings, our feelings, and other people's feelings all into one beautiful song.
    smartfool17on April 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamen smartfool. with the exception of old school reasons, i love every alkaline song. i could pretty much hear any alkaline song and eventually id like it, if not right away. they just have everything i want in a band and they can sum up anything im ever feeling.
    ilovealkalineon April 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHere are the lyrics to what I can possibly imagine:

    Over and out of it for one more plane ride out,
    I'm not sure, I never was if this would all let softer words.
    Wait here a month or two will pass,
    I'm sure I won't.
    Faith dear, enough to give you by until we're home.

    And I wish,
    I'd go as fast as smoke.
    And I wish,
    That i wrote you one original note.
    Take me home, tuck me in.
    Then go down, do it again.
    Take me home, tuck me in.
    Then go down, do it again.

    Over and out of it for one more plane ride out,
    I'm not sure, I never was if this would all let sound...

    And I wish,
    I'd go as fast as smoke.
    And I wish,
    That i wrote you one original note.
    Take me home, tuck me in.
    Then go down, do it again.
    Take me home, tuck me in.
    Then go down, do it again.
    shandon April 29, 2005   Link

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