"Smokey" as written by and Mark Edward Kozelek....
I'm broken down
You caved my karma in
I'm staying up
Waiting for you like a fool

You made me forget
About all the dreams I kept
I keep your glass hand
By the bed we slept

I can't erase your Smokey eyes
Your smothered face, gripping on my waist
Leaving a ghost upon the Oregon Coast
And on the floors of a crashes porch

Who can pretend
That there's a beginning without an end?
It ain't contrived all this magic in our lives
Comes down like a storm then drizzles then dies

Your soul is free
But you're the one I need
And you made your deal
But you're still my ideal

And so I wait
And so I choose this fate
And store your shape
In my electric bed

Who can pretend
That there's a beginning without an end?
It ain't contrived all the magic in our lives
Comes down like a storm then drizzles then dies



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"Smokey" as written by Mark Edward Kozelek

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    General CommentI die every time I listen to this song.
    DubJon April 24, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAn absolutely gut- wrenching but amazing song by Koz. I've heard that it was written in the memory of his deceased girlfriend Kathy. It's certainly an inspired song. Love the electric guitar feedback increasing with intensity as the song builds. Stunning.
    Rickveeon June 11, 2014   Link
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    General CommentGod this song is amazing.
    Jillian04on December 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my favorite RHP song.. as suggested by my username. Means so many different things to me, and relationships I've been in.
    cavedkarmaon February 23, 2005   Link
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    My InterpretationTo me, this is the antithesis of "appreciating what you had". How can you look back on something and only focus on the good times when it had such a crushing end. Such a good song.
    brookjohnstonon November 24, 2010   Link

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