It's the start of a new life day
Oh yeah, right, like I haven't heard that one before
You know everything I tried to quit I only wanted some more
So I let the weeds grow up
Called them flowers of the common man

But in my head, in my head
I can hear the gentle voices say:
Stop smoking
Take a deep breath and stop smoking
Then you can take more deep breaths
Stop smoking
Spend a few more days with your family and friends
And if you want to keep hitting that high note
Stop smoking

And I won't do it for another soul
No, it's gotta be me
I wanna say when and where there's a mountain to climb
And thank you very much I want to waste my own time
After this way and her way
And they left me in the darkest alleys

But it's time, I guess it's time
'cause the voice is getting stronger still:
Stop smoking
Time to reach for higher realms
Stop smoking
Time to boycott Jesse Helms
Stop smoking
And then you can check "no" when they ask if you smoke
And all that stuff feels great
So stop smoking

Well there's a door I ran away from
For every door I tried
Now I've got my guilty conscience and I've got my guilty pride
But now you tell me that the world needs my hot blood
My wildest dreams
And all that my mending bones and unschooled heart have to give

So, big surprise, I just stopped smoking
Yeah, la di dah, now don't remind me
I think I'm going insane
But I got the guts to leave the cult of beautiful pain
Where I danced with seven veils of mysterious pollution

And it's hard, I think it's hard
Trying to find a life that I can live
Janis Joplin
Great spirit, lost the wheels, stop running
The center could not feel, start to feel it
I know life can make and break an acid queen
Us great spirits gotta watch it
Stop smoking

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    Basically the reasons to try to quit smoking, possibly pot ("the flowers of the common man").

    Jesse Helms was a senator who unashamedly supported his constituents, the North Carolina tobacco farmers. He said that scientists had not been able to established no clinical link between smoking and cancer, even though the had a lot of statistics that said otherwise.

    VampedVixenon November 06, 2004   Link

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