They sat through the night
In an empty apartment
Three older gentlemen came inside
And they brought wine and cards and chocolate
And Joey smoked on a cigar and came back in
So you think he's something special do you mean?

He is no one
He is a stranger I met on the street

He stared through hard, cold insolent eyes
Turned his gaze with her
Fear hidden quite secure under blank features
Protruding middle she sat unashamed
She read his judgment on his concerned face
With slight sarcasm he addressed her case
Is it too much to ask to know about your lover's name?

He is no one
He is a stranger I met on the street
He never touched me
You're all I need
And will ever need

But his eyes won't be almond like yours nor blue like mine
With all the sins of the world in the iris
There's no false blood
But you will love him
He's from Gold Gardens
Our help before Atlas was ever born, alright

He is no one
He is no one
Stranger I met on the street
He never touched me
You're all I need
And will ever need

He is no one
He is no one
Stranger I met on the street

They sat through the night


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Joey Had A Smoke song meanings
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    General Commentthe first part is about jesus' birth, but in a more modern sense.
    "the empty apartment" is the setting of jesus' birth (the barn? i can't think of the right word)
    "three older gentelmen" being the wisemen
    and the "wine, cards and chocolate" being the gold francensne and myrhh?


    and the part "with all the sins of the world in the iris, there's no false blood, but you will love him, he's from gold gardens our help before atlas was ever born"
    that's clearly about Christ. he died for the sins of the world, and he is perfect because he is God so his blood isn't tainted by sin. Gold Gardens would be heaven. And he has always and always will be the answer for the world and our guidance.

    when she says "he is no one. stranger i met on the street. he never touched me. you're all I need and will ever need" that's talking about how she never met him personally in the flesh but she knows him spiritually and he is everything she'll ever need.
    katievanishon December 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure this is the nativity, and not quite what you said, katievanish.

    Mary's explaining to Joseph who the father of her baby is.

    The scene - "Protruding middle (pregnant, Jesus is still inside) she sat unashamed
    She read his judgment on his concerned face"
    Joseph is suspicious of the father (they've probably never had sex before, like the real nativity, so he knows it's not his).

    "With slight sarcasm he addressed her case
    Is it too much to ask to know about your lover's name? " - I can imagine him asking, as he sucks on a cigarette; "So ... (puff) ... who's the father, eh?"

    The rest of the song, save the last line is Mary's reply - "But his eyes won't be almond like yours nor blue like mine
    With all the sins of the world in the iris" First clue - It's Jesus. He's neither hers nor his.

    "But you will love him
    He's from Gold Gardens (WTF? It's heaven, but I've never heard it put that way. Sounds like a retirement village).
    Our help before Atlas was ever born, alright." Joseph must love Jesus, because he is the Messiah, destined to come into the world before the the world existed.

    Meg&Dia rock.

    Also, buy the Santa Cause albums. The songs are all top-notch. And some of the money goes to charity.
    randomcharlieon December 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is an amazing song and i love the point of view of it

    but i was looking into it, and from what i understand, mary was already holding jesus before she met joseph.

    From Matthew 1:

    "Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost."

    am i understanding that right?
    kaykaliahon January 03, 2008   Link
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    General Comment... and when i say holding, i mean pregnant with, and that she hasn't had the child yet at that point.
    kaykaliahon January 03, 2008   Link

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