"Roses and Cigarettes" as written by and Raycharles Jack Lamontagne....
Plastered in your newspaper palace
Dishes and the backdoor slams
The dogs on the floor
They don’t roam anymore
And the rivers gone deaf at the dam

The dust falls like rain on your doorsteps
Chokes you when you lift your rake
A wine so sweet is the taste of your mouth
But your love aint the kind you can keep

Oh roses and cigarettes
Pillow case that remembers you
the scent of you still lingers on my fingertips
Till I think I might go insane
When will I see you again

Seen how you look at the stranger
I see how you waite when he’s gone
If I told you I thought that there was a sin in your heart
Could you honestly tell me I’m wrong

Oh roses and cigarettes
Pillowcase that remembers you
the scent of you still lingers on my fingertips
Till I think I might go insane
When will I see you again

He tells you that he needs you, he’s a liar
He tells you he’s a hero, he’s a fool
He tells you he’ll stay till the lords breaking day
Then babe he ain’t nothing but cruel

Oh roses and cigarettes
Pillowcase that remembers you
the scent of you still lingers on my fingertips
Till I think I might go insane
When will I see you again



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    My InterpretationI love this song. I think it's about a girl having an affair with the singer. She's unhappy about her relationship, her husband/boyfriend- "He tells you that he needs you, he's a liar"-"Seen how you look at the stranger/I see how you wait when he's gone" and she's tired of her domestic life. The singer wants to be with her but- "your love ain't the kind you can keep". He wonders when they will get another opportunity to be together again, and he feels like is going to go insane waiting. "Roses" refer to how affairs can be somewhat extravagant- you do things you normally wouldn't do in a /relationship/. It's like the wooing period. "Cigarettes" refer to smoking after sex? Which again signify that it's an affair- sex. But the singer wants more than that, he wants her to leave her significant other. Classic affair story.
    Idk.. just what I thought.
    Lellamyon November 21, 2009   Link

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