Cigarettes

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Cigarettes
TheRisingTied.jpg
Album The Rising Tied
Released November 22, 2005
Length 3:40
Genre Hip-Hop/Rap
Label Warner Bros.
Machine Shop
Producer Mike Shinoda
Shawn Carter (exec.)

Cigarettes is the ninth track from Fort Minor's The Rising Tied. It is performed solo by Mike Shinoda himself, after the special effects at the beginning of this track. Strings are composed and contributed by David Campbell.

Remix[edit]

Amsterdam music producer Xefuzion made a remix for LPResurrection Mixtape 2 (2008) and LPResurrection Mixtape 3: Outbreak (2009).

Lyrics[edit]

Yeah, go ahead and, uh, turn on the special effects
(Uh-huh)

Man, I love this rap game, mainly 'cause it's cool
To add a little spice to the life you've been through
Everyone exaggerates a tiny little bit
Make that shit sound more gangster than it really is
You can't appear weak man, we wanna hear street
We wanna hear you spit your thug over this here beat
Don't take it as sarcastic, I can't get enough
I'm telling you, you can call my bluff, if it's not rough
Then I really don't need it, I'm not even ashamed
I got too much reality that's filling up my brain
So sell me on that product, I'm addicted to the game
Suck it up like a cigarette, light it up man

It's just like a cigarette, it's something that I, do
Once in a while, but between me and, you
It's just like a cigarette, nobody's really, fooled
I don't want the truth, I wanna feel fuckin' cool

Let me tell you something that I realized tonight
My hip-hop radio's like "Marlboro Lite"
They're both selling stories and they sound about the same
Cigarettes say they're safe, rappers claim they really bang
We don't care if it's true when we lay the money down
We don't believe the words, we just love the way they sound
They're acting like we're idiots, they're lying to our face
Maybe we are idiots, we buy it anyway
I'm runnin' out to get the next rapper's CD
Just suckin' up the guns, drugs, and misogyny
The same way that I suck up all the stories when I breathe, that
Little bit of death supposedly cancer-free
And everything they say's got the truth twisted up
But twisted up's what I want man, I can't get enough
'Cause even though we know it's all just a big bluff
We just light another up, what, we don't give a fuck

It's just like a cigarette, it's something that I, do
Once in a while, but between me and, you
It's just like a cigarette, nobody's really, fooled
I don't want the truth, I wanna feel fuckin' cool

It's just like a cigarette, it's something that I, do
Over and over, but between me and, you
It's just like a cigarette, nobody's really, fooled
I don't want the truth, I wanna feel fuckin' cool

Man, listen to my words, listen for awhile
Lip service radio, don't touch the dial
If you're in the car, turn up the track man
Give your whole neighborhood some second-hand rap, (hey)

Matter of fact, listen for awhile
Lip service radio, don't touch the dial
If you're in the car man, turn up the track
And give the whole neighborhood some second-hand rap

It's just like a cigarette, it's something that I, do
Once in a while, but between me and, you
It's just like a cigarette, nobody's really, fooled
I don't want the truth, I wanna feel fuckin' cool

Just like a cigarette, it's something that I, do
Over and over, but between me and, you
It's just like a cigarette, nobody's really, fooled
I don't want the truth, I wanna feel fuckin' cool


The Rising Tied
Songs Introduction, Remember the Name, Right Now, Petrified , Feel Like Home, Where'd You Go, In Stereo, Back Home, Cigarettes, Believe Me, Get Me Gone, High Road, Kenji, Red to Black, The Battle, Slip Out the Back
Bonus Tracks Be Somebody, There They Go, The Hard Way, Petrified (Los Angeles Remix)
People Involved Mike Shinoda/Fort Minor, Styles of Beyond, Holly Brook, Black Thought, Jonah Matranga, Common, Bobo, John Legend, Kenna, Celph Titled, Mr. Hahn, Lupe Fiasco, Sixx John