My Beautiful Wickedness


Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk
April 21, 2007, 9:17 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

I have been late coming to the whole Rufus Wainwright thing. I was sort of irritated that they used a perfectly embittered Leonard Cohen song about a blasted relationship (“Hallelujah”) in the wedding scene of Shrek (talk about your inappropriate lyrics…it’s like when the cover-band play “You’ve lost that loving feeling” at someone’s wedding…). Since Rufus Wainwright did that cover, I sort of tuned out on him. My mistake. Good lyrics, interesting melodies…here’s a song I particularly like.
(Lyrics below the embed.)

Cigarettes and chocolate milk
These are just a couple of my cravings
Everything it seems I likes a little bit stronger
A little bit thicker, a little bit harmful for me

If I should buy jellybeans
Have to eat them all in just one sitting
Everything it seems I likes a little bit sweeter
A little bit fatter, a little bit harmful for me

And then theres those other things
Which for several reasons we wont mention
Everything about em is a little bit stranger, a little bit harder
A little bit deadly

Its not very smart
Tends to make one part
So brokenhearted

Sitting here remembering me
Always been a shoe made for the city
Go ahead accuse me of just singing about places
With scrappy boys faces have general run of the town

Playing with prodigal sons
Take a lot of sentimental valiums
Cant expect the world to be your raggedy andy
While running on empty you little old doll with a frown

You got to keep in the game
Retaining mystique while facing forward
I suggest a reading of lesson in tightropes
Or surfing your high hopes or adios kansas

Its not very smart
Tends to make one part
So brokenhearted

Still there’s not a show on my back
Holes or a friendly intervention
Im just a little bit heiress, a little bit irish
A little bit tower of pisa
Whenever I see ya
So please be kind if I’m a mess

Cigarettes and chocolate milk
Cigarettes and chocolate milk

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I hate it when people mess with Leonard Cohen songs.

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