T. Edwin Doss

T. Edwin Doss

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Country - Americana | Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
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Member Since: 2013
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Song Description

He had a feeling of sadness and regret of losing her. Been that way for a long time to the point of being delusional when drinking every night.

Story Behind the Song

I went into a bar and saw a gentleman dancing by himself, as if he were holding a female partner. Afterwards, I sat beside him on a barstool to hear his story.

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Lyrics

C or C# Smoke & Mirrors
T. Edwin Doss
C# F#
Sat down beside him on a stool last seat in that smokey place
C # G#
Bar mirrors showed me too many miles on a roadmap in his face
C# F#
He was hummin'along to a Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty duet
C# ............C.....................A# G#
Fumblin' 'round with an empty book of matches
F# G# C#
to fire-up his last cigarette
C# F#
He said, "Smoke and Mirrors, boy, that's why I'm in here every night."
C# G#
I said, "I beg your pardon, Sir?"....as I offered him a light.
C# F#
"Long ago she worked her mojo , boy, I was spellbound..
C#.......C..................A# G#
and loved her so..it's been thirty years..thirty thousand beers
.... F# G# C#
she's still puttin' on her magic show".
F# C#
Smoke and Mirrors keep me sober enough when the jukebox plays
G# F# G#
I look for her reflection off those mirrored walls
A# F# C#.........C A#
Can see her dancin' all alone...it chills me to the bone
F# G#
'round midnight when the barkeep gives "last call".
C# G# C#
She will smile at me..makes me believe she's back to stay
A# G# F# G#
But when I reach for her...she slowly disappears
A# F#
Some say I'm broken-hearted insane
C#......................C...... .A#
Can't break that spell drinkin' down the pain
F# G# C#
Smoke and Mirrors keep me comin' back in here."

Well, the more he rambled on, the more I listened how she "took him for a ride"
She poisoned everything he had in this world..
His heart and soul..and pride.
"You can take this to the bank", he said, and downed another beer,
And turned to me once more... "Ain't no magic in the silence
of a house when a woman leaves through that slammin' door!"

Closin' time he was out on the dance floor..that's when I realized
He was dancin' with neon reflections... neon tears tricklin'
from his eyes. He reached up as if to touch her face...I thought I heard her voice......He's lost in her grand illusion...
Smoke and Mirrors give him no choice

Chorus




Song Length
4:25
Genre
Country - General
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Mood
Heartbreaking

Similar Artist
tom t. hall
Era
2000 and later

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