Cigarettes For Optimists

by No Aloha

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released March 2, 2018

Marshall Vaillancourt - Drums
Patrick Mcdowall - Guitar/Vocals
Bobby Lehoux - Bass
Ben Griffiths - Guitar/Vocals

Recorded by Patrick Mcdowall, Marshall Vaillancourt and Ben Griffiths at The Soundhole in Montreal
Mixed by Patrick Mcdowall

Cover by Malcolm Remple


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Track Name: Spring Fling
The sun has it's tune
As it's light fills the room
One more day in the dark
One more day playing part

The quiet streets are white
In the dull glow of the night
The city with it's moods
Slowly changes tune
For you

To be wrong is the rite
Of the humble and the trite
In our rooms dance so loud
Painting pictures of the crowds

Don't stop now black and blue
Feel the colours hum the tune
The windows with their dust
Show us what we must
Track Name: Cigarettes For Optimists
Cigarettes for optimists
They never think about the risks
When they light up their candlesticks
That burn just like the stars

Dust to dust and ash to ash
I know I'm gonna have a blast
When the whole world goes up in smoke
In my golden hours
In my golden hours

Window shopping's for the poor
They never get it out the door
They've got to owe to live their lonely lives
And justify the violent world in which they live and die
'Cause money's definitely real
And not a bad idea
That is dreamed and acted out
Dreamed and acted out

Cigarettes for optimists
They never think about the risks
Track Name: Language Arts
Anything wrong
Nothing I have my grasp on for sure
Anything else
Nothing I can speak of

A fear of myself or anything else
Any old mundane detail will go
Swiftly downstream
Over the rapids gone

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