"Ode to Viceroy" as written by and Macbriare Samuel Demarco....
Viceroy
Early in the morning
Just trying to let the sun in
And open up my eyes

Viceroy
As it's getting later
Heading for the corner
Already running dry

And oh, don't let me see you crying

'Cause oh, honey, I'll smoke you 'til I'm dying

Viceroy
Don't take me for a fool now
I'm only trying to calm down
Just trying to keep it cool

Viceroy
As it's getting later
Heading for the corner
I'm leaving it to you

And oh, don't let me see you crying

'Cause oh, honey, I'll smoke you 'til I'm dying


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"Ode To Viceroy" as written by Macbriare Samuel Demarco

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    General Commenthe knows cigarettes are bad for him but sometimes you just need something to wake you up or calm you down. i think it's pretty relatable.
    natcatwilon November 21, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's about Viceroy brand cigarettes. A lot of his songs mention cigarettes on the "2" album.
    austinkaneon December 13, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFrom what i've read he made this as an apology to his "Viceroy" after smoking another brand and disliking it.
    leonardohcon December 28, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like cigarettes
    Ian__Curtison January 18, 2016   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationReminds me of John Donne in that the subject could be a metaphor for something else, like a woman or a someone/something that Mac depends on in times of difficulty, stress, mallaise.

    And then the sonic world reminds me of something that might play during a scene in a motion picture where the characters are walking through the desert bouncing from oasis to oasis, not too uncomfortably but definitely not living luxuriously and with purpose in civilization. These abaresque desert-y motifs work well for urban/suburban sprawl, too--the city or the nice town as the beacon for meaning and purpose but living there ends up being a whole other level of boredom; you think you're closer to where things matter but maybe they're only advertised that way or, maybe, just nothing important has happened for a while and everyone is still waiting a long time, poised, instead of getting along in their lives. Waiting is boring. And stressful. Might want to grab a cigarette as it'll give you something to do with your hands!

    And then there is the depth between the subject matter and the form of the song; when a song about something as low-level meaning-wise as cigarettes is situated within a sonic world of wandering and mallaise it makes a sort of ironic impression. What impression specifically? I leave to the people who are Very interested in the song to determine.
    Zignor44on May 29, 2017   Link

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