Dirt and Sherry's Cigarettes

from by The Bitter Poet

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Our neighbors they smoke, the ones below
A great battle has started over Sherry’s cigarette smoke
It’s a killer they say, I want to live, we want to have kids someday
The kids shouldn’t have to smoke with the neighbors below
They ought to breathe clean air but, yeah it’s the city, I know
Outside our bedroom a building crumbles there’s dirt everywhere
There’s dirt in the air, dirt on our food, dirt in our sheets, dirt on the loose
Under our bed the cat chases dirt like it’s a live dirt mouse

Let’s forget about the dirt and Sherry’s cigarettes
Forget about the dirt and Sherry’s cigarettes
Just roll over to me
And let’s…

Our neighbors next door play video games all night
Guns blast through our bedroom wall it’s a great military fight
We lie in our dirty bed and contemplate sex
As the video bombs go off oh, the fictional death

And suddenly it’s quiet and we roll over to each other
And listen…
And we laugh at the boy next door in underwear shooting at jets

Let’s forget about the dirt and Sherry’s cigarettes
Forget about the dirt and Sherry’s cigarettes
Just roll over to me
And let’s
Forget about the dirt and Sherry’s cigarettes
Forget about the dirt and Sherry’s cigarettes
Roll over to me
And let’s breathe…

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from Trail of Glitter, released May 6, 2016
The Bitter Poet: vocals, guitar
All words and music by The Bitter Poet (Secret Candy Music, ASCAP)
© & (P) 2015 The Bitter Poet

Recorded and mixed by Alex P. Wernquest, Basement Floods Records, Catskill, NY
Mastered by Jon Hildenstein at JLM Sound, Jersey City, NJ
Photos by Michael Alan Wells, NYC

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The Bitter Poet's anti-folk, indie-rock, musical storytelling is darkly humorous, intense, gritty. His songs are honest to a fault, yet over-the-top and grandiose in the style of Tom Waits or Nick Cave.
Musically, his straight-ahead rock chords and carnival-like lyrics blend humor, pathos and outrage. He has been described as “Lou Reed meets William Shatner” and “The Doors meet Jack Nicholson.”
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