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Demo version of what may be, currently at least, my best song
FIRST LAST CIGARETTE
© 2012/Hank Thomas all rights reserved
I just lit my 1st last cigarette
Bartender's pourin' my 4th last shot
And I ain't cracked my last beer yet
She's leavin', and she's never comin' back
That's what she said this mornin' when she packed up all her things and drove away
She's telling me it ain't worth tryin'
There's tires spinnin', gravel flyin'
As she's headin' back to her momma's for the next last time
I'd be lyin' if I told her I could change
Every one of my bad habits, took a lifetime to perfect
I could call and tell her that I love her so
But the way I act most of the time, can't really ever blame her when she goes
It happens like this all the time
I come home late, she stays up cryin'
She slams the door and tears on down the road
Says she might start to thinkin' twice,
If I can give up all my vices . . . .
If I can she'll might be comin' home, comin' home
I pleaded for just one more second chance
Sh'said that'd make eleven
And that's a long way past her limit for that kinda thing.
She said just let me think
You know I love more than I can stand
If you try to be that better man
In the mornin, maybe, I'll be comin' home", she's comin'home
I just lit my 3rd last cigarette . . . . . .
Very contemporary country with great commercial appeal. Wonderful vocal exactly fitting the tune. Very nice instrumental
background. Great production, - radio ready.
I really like the beat of this song, and I really like the dobro sounding guitar. The vocals are great!
I really enjoyed the nice vocal, and the instrumentation. Definitely Country! Vocals are perfect for this Genre. I like the arrangement, the quality of the recording, and think the writer is on the right path. I would enjoy hearing more from this songwriter. Love the guitar! Keep up the good work!
This is a clever, well-crafted song. The lyrics draw us right into the song in the first verse with good imagery that creates a sense of place and introduces the characters and the conflict nicely. Nice internal rhymes with the verbs. Great storytelling. The melody is wonderful with a true country feel. Great instrumentation that is professionally performed. Vocal is top notch and harmonies are sweet. The recording and mix are broadcast quality. This is a fine country track! Loved the "first last cigarette" "fourth last shot" and "next last time" phrases. Clever.