"Bottle Of Smoke" as written by Jeremy Max Finer and Shane Patrick Lysaght Macgowan....
Thanks and praises
Thanks to Jesus
I bet on the Bottle of Smoke
I went to hell
And to the races
To bet on the Bottle of Smoke

The day being clear
The sky being bright
He came up on the left
Like a streak of light
Like a drunken fuck
On a Saturday night
Up came the Bottle of Smoke

Twenty fucking five to one
Me gambling days are done
I bet on a horse called the Bottle of Smoke
And my horse won

Stewards inquiries
Swift and fiery
I had the Bottle of Smoke
Inquisitions and suppositions
I had the Bottle of Smoke

Fuck the stewards
A trip to Lourdes
Might give the old fuckers
The power of sight
Screaming springers and stoppers
And call out coppers
But the money still gleams in my hand like a light

Bookies cursing
Cars reversing
I had the Bottle of Smoke
Glasses steaming
Vessels bursting
I had the Bottle of Smoke
Slip a fifty to the wife
And for each brat a crisp new five
To give me a break on a Saturday night
When I had the Bottle of Smoke
Priests and maidens
Drunk as pagans
They had the Bottle of Smoke
Sins forgiven and celebrations
They had the Bottle of Smoke

Fuck the Yanks
And drink their wives
The moon is clear
The sky is bright
I'm happy as the horses shite
Up came the Bottle of Smoke


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"Bottle of Smoke" as written by Shane Patrick Lysaght Macgowan Jeremy Max Finer

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  • +4
    General CommentAbout winning at the races, yeah, but more about simple, prosaic moments of total elation. I smile so much at the "eeeeeeeyeah"s. And actually, there's something deeper - it's a moment of elation that comes rarely, in a rigged game. Odds are "20-fucking-5 to one," and the house usually comes out ahead. How much money do we think the guy has lost gambling, you know?
    onefishon March 09, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commenta very kick ass song !!
    x-ray caton July 20, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe pace of the music is perfect for the lyrics. You can just picture his horse racing down the track to the beat as "He came up on the left / Like a streak of light / Like a drunken fuck / On a Saturday night". And then from there, it matches the celebratory nature post-win.

    "I'm happy as the horses shite
    Up came the Bottle of Smoke "
    godposite71on February 21, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is just great down to earth song about the joy felt and spread about by a big win at the bookies.
    Pogol Swoodon June 08, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentQiute obviously about winning at the races.
    SouthHibbingon April 20, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentRace course gambling doesn't work like that.

    The paramutuel (the "tote" in British terms) figures the odds from moment to mement by how much is bet on the horses altogether. If there are (say) five horses in the race, and $4 is bet on each of three of them, $2 on one, and $6 on another, for a total of $20 bet, then the one bet at $2 goes off (theoretically) at 10-to-1, the three with the $4 bets at 5-to-one and the one bet at $6 at 10-to-3. (Actually, the Tote takes a percentage of the handle, so the odds aren't going to be that exact, but it's close. The Tote may also gets the "breakage" - when a bet doesn't work out to an exact amount, like 10-to-2, which is properly 3.33333... to one, they would pay out $3.33. Doesn't sound like much - but imagine how much it might come to on a million dollar handle...)

    So the odds are 25 to one because the heavy money is on other horses. The favourite may well go off at 4 to 5 or so, which means that your win on it would be less than your bet (though you get your bet back, too, so you make some money)
    fairportfanon September 14, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA great song, i love how shane writes about real things. i love the total elation in this song. always makes me smile.
    ShaneRockson January 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is about smoking hookah
    dpakohaon December 04, 2005   Link

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