Is it my imagination
Or have I finally found something worth living for?
I was looking for some action
But all I found was cigarettes and alcohol

You could wait for a lifetime
To spend your days in the sunshine
You might as well do the white line
'Cause when it comes on top

You've gotta make it happen
You've gotta make it happen
You've gotta make it happen
You've gotta make it happen

Is it worth the aggravation
To find yourself a job when there's nothing worth working for?
It's a crazy situation
But all I need are cigarettes and alcohol

You could wait for a lifetime
To spend your days in the sunshine
You might as well do the white line
'Cause when it comes on top

You've gotta make it happen
You've gotta make it happen
You've gotta make it happen
You've gotta make it happen

You've gotta, you've gotta
You've gotta make it
You've gotta, you've gotta
You've gotta fake it
You've gotta, you've gotta
You've gotta make it
You've gotta, you've gotta
You've gotta fake it, woo


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Cigarettes & Alcohol Lyrics as written by Noel Gallagher

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    Booze. Nicotine. Cocaine. Growing up.

    I think that about sums it up, yes?

    ConfederateFagon January 15, 2007   Link
  • +2
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    He stole the guitar part from t-rex's song "bang a gong"

    ScatScaton March 05, 2005   Link
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    I can't believe that this song has beenher for 18 months and viewed that many times and yet no-one has commented. This just is the song of my youth. Brit pop. Blur -v- Oasis. Attitude and you just don't give a damn. You feel invincible and all you need is a fag and a pint and you're fine. C'mon you allmust have felt like that!

    rosieglowon August 21, 2002   Link
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    this tune is oasis at their best,a proper boozy anthem,dirty fuckin rock n roll,the vocals are amazin and the lyrics just wana make u go out n rob a shop or summat,as for the oasis vs. blur argument,c'mon grow up a bit people,theres only ever been one winner,oasis make the best songs and the best albums,ne actually know a shit oasis song??? thought not

    scoeyon September 14, 2002   Link
  • +1
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    There are only a few things you can really say about this song, but i'll say this: THIS IS ROCK 'N' FUCKING ROLL THE WAY IT IS MEANT TO BE!

    mdeaveson June 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
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    ya damn right rosieglow....the first verse just about sums up my day....

    SuperSonicon August 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    yea man, this iz the best eva song that means so much to loads of us as its so fuckin true, fuck blur, let them sing bout country houses, this is the real shit man, this is rok 'n' roll and exactly what being young 2day is all about

    Boon August 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    meger song!

    mat2710on September 17, 2002   Link
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    Liam&Noel say.. Cigarettes & Alcohol- "IT IS FUCKING ROCK!!! When people hear it they start smashing things up or pinching things. Someone wrote and told me they were bored one day, then they heard that song and decided to go out shoplifting. Brilliant. I wanted to write a song that was like Cum On Feel The Noize by Slade. A proper, boozy anthem."

    mat2710on September 25, 2002   Link
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    Tells it like it is, but don't get carried away, its saying how people cope with shit. Country House has lyrics that says something different and does that well.

    DJ PartialLawon June 07, 2004   Link

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