"Smoke" as written by and Denis Leary....
We are addicted
Addicted to your habits
We are distressed when
Youâ??re not around

Keep the fire burning
Keep the smoke coming
(Smoke)

Our days are wasted
If we don't receive your comfort
You cast a spell
You silence every sound

Brothers become enemies
Prepared for any felony
Craving for felicity
Ready for atrocity

You strike a match and you smile
And all I can do
Is smile together with you

You lace the wine with a single tear
You are the force I used to fear

The smell of gas is spreading
Yet all I can do
Is keep on smoking with you

Your eyes sparkle, you're sincere
You are the force I used to fear

Lost in reverie
I dream of sights I will never see

We are enchanted
By your need of protection
Soft and fragile
Sensitive ground

Keep the fire burning
Keep the smoke coming
(Smoke)

We are bewitched
By your deep understanding
And we will defend
The security we found

(You silence every sound)

Brothers become enemies
Ready for atrocity

You strike a match and you smile
And all I can do
Is smile together with you

You lace the wine with a single tear
You are the force I used to fear

The smell of gas is spreading
Yet all I can do
Is keep on burning for you

Your eyes sparkle, you're sincere
You are the force I used to fear

Lost in reverie
I dream of sights I will never see
I dream of words I will never hear
You are the force I used to fear


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"Smoke" as written by Denis Leary

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    General CommentThis and Dunnocks are simply killer songs!
    I can listen to them both one after the other for a very long time. Both eerie too.
    darkwaveon February 19, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationThis is probably a product of where I was personally in 2004 when this CD was first released, but I always interpreted "Smoke" from a political perspective. To me the symbology represents the conflict between the western world and middle eastern extremists. With the terror attacks in the U.S. (especially 9/11) and elsewhere in the western world and the resulting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, whatever provisional peace might have existed was shattered. The match was lit, the smell of gas was everywhere, and the two worlds (brothers) embarked on a path of mutual destruction. The "brother's" deep understanding reflects the clear insight of an educated foe who rejects western imperial influence and economic dominance, rather than simply "hating our freedoms". Meanwhile, the U.S. goes to war to protect the security that it has found.

    Similarly, I interpreted "Exorcize" to be a reference to Osama bin Laden or Saddam Hussein, portrayed in the media as everyone's enemy #1 as a way to influence public opinion regarding the western world's influence in the middle east.


    Reading interviews with Seabound, I think this is probably not what was intended, but it did have personal meaning for me as I was trying to understand the underlying patterns and motivations behind world events.
    modexpon June 05, 2013   Link

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