"Smoke" as written by and Benjamin Nichols....
The Bike was on the street
Outside a midtown bar
He went looking for a drink
Wasn't looking very hard
She was sitting on his seat
When he came out the door
She said "run away with me."
He'd heard the line before
He said "better men than me have been all but left behind."
She said "we're doing pretty good if we can just get out alive."

She wrapped her arms around his waist
Nowhere to run to anyways
They bolted out into the streets
Unknown and beautiful

Unknown and beautiful
Unknown and beautiful
Unknown and beautiful
Unknown and beautiful
Into the streets

Too many nights alone
Too many days gone by
With nothing much to show
She was running out of time
He was all she'd ever need
If they could just outrun the past
She said "run away with me."
She tried but couldn't laugh
He said "lesser men than me have put up better fights."
She said "we're doing pretty good if we can just get out alive."

She wrapped her arms around his waist
Nowhere to run to anyways
They bolted out into the streets
Unknown and beautiful

Unknown and beautiful
Unknown and beautiful
Unknown and beautiful
Unknown and beautiful

Freedom was all that she owned
She moved faster all on her own
But the freedom had left her, left her drifting like smoke
Left her drifting like smoke

He'd come on off the road
On his shoulder laid her cheek
The bitter taste of smoke
The bike between her knees
The engine running loud
Couldn't hear her if he tried
She spoke into the wind,
"Run away with me tonight."


Lyrics submitted by johnnycanuck

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    General CommentI've listened to this song about 15 times in the last couple days. It may just be my favourite Lucero song. It's easily in the top five. I'm talking "Chain Link Fence" territory. I was hoping that the new tunes would be good, and this one is just awesome. It's a theme they've hit on before, but they've never pulled off a "running away" song quite like this. Classic Lucero.
    johnnycanuckon August 15, 2009   Link
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    General Commentyeah, Smoke has that "Chain Like Fence" sound to it I totally agree. Cool, uplifting song from Lucero. My favorite new one so far has to be "Darken My Door", but Im really digging Smoke.
    guitarplayer180on September 23, 2009   Link

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