Coffee & Cigarettes

from by Tim Stiles

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[Tim Stiles]
My two best friends
Are like toffee and cinnamon...

Sweet on their own
Yet together, expensive...

One gets me off my feet
The other's so offensive...

My two best friends
Are like toffee and cinnamon
Creating the sweetest lie that I’m living in

My two best friends
Have me coughing continuous
As I sip in... breathe out...

(Coffee and Cigarettes)

I sing this softly,
Cause it’s hard to speak consonants
This smoke-filled breeze is costly

Getting across my two cents
Is often off-beat
Once the monster speaks
I’m at least 30 packs deep

Doing the math
Clearly adds up steep
And once matched with caffeine
I can’t just sleep

Increasing serotonin
Band-aiding every jones
Instead of being bold
I figure that’s just me

A case of reaping what
Hasn’t been sowed
Approaching a steep cliff
Affixed to a weak stronghold

Even when your feet are fixed
Once fixated
That nicotine itch
Breaks a stitch
Mixed with hatred

Hence this displacement
Hence complacent
Attitudes grabbing you
In slow-motion like the Matrix

Dodging bullets carrying cancer
Hoping they're not lodged in your gullet
Ending your life and last words

I tend to overstep boundaries
Smashing lovely
With every piece of my soul

Keep seeking that Old Gold
While rolling my own
Knowing the end of each smoke
Will only lead into the trash heap

I won’t pass up
'Til I pass out
I’m a lifer without a filter
'Til the last butt is tapped out

I’m both on the fence
And off the wagon again
Watching ashes fall from
This puff magic dragon, my pen

Coffee and Cigarettes,
Coffee and Cigarettes,
[cough, cough]

My two best friends!
Coffee and Cigarettes,
Coffee and Cigarettes
Sip in, breathe out!

They’re my “besties," my gems
My deepest-seeded weaknesses
Stress-reliever, freak-bitches
On which I depend

Keeping ‘em secret,
Washing ‘em down
Until the mug is empty
Except for stains and coffee grounds

Hiding the smell
Like nobody but I can tell
I’ve been cheating my immune system
While lying to myself

Chalking it up as a habit
Denying this is an affliction
Willpower soft as a rabbit
Yet hard-headed and addicted

No kidding..
Warning signs flash by
We won’t listen
We’ll let the cash fly

Snowball into the growth of a cyst and
Treat it like we’re just "victims of the system"
Puffing legalized crack pipes

Flic-a-Bic spokesmen
Choking on Nicorette
Overindulging in the effects
Of Chantix and Wellbutrin

This manic depressive,
Candid confession
Should stand as a message
To anyone this stupid

Call us Mad Men, suit and tied
Taking advice for granted
Ignoring those landmines
With objection

Any excuse’ll outweigh tries
To tell us it smells putrid
Leaving cries muted
Like pantomimes

I put my cash up
'Til I’m cached out
A griper without a filter
'Til I’m so amped
That I pass out

I’m both on the fence
And off the wagon again
Watching ashes fall
From this utter tragic expense

[Seth Swift]
I smoked my first cigarette
When I was around about five... or six
My reaction to my first buzz
Was so indicative
Of a pattern of captivity I'd have to deal with

I didn't figure out until about
Around a decade and a half later
That the restorative, combo effect
Of a cup of coffee and a cigarette
Is my number one, top favorite flavor

[Tim Stiles x Seth Swift]
Coffee and Cigarettes,
Coffee and Cigarettes
[cough, cough]

My two best friends!
Coffee and Cigarettes,
Coffee and Cigarettes
Sip in, breathe out!

The sweetest lie I'm living in...
Coffee and Cigarettes


from Visceral Candy Feat. Tim Stiles, released November 22, 2016
Written by Tim Stiles & Seth Swift
Vocals by Tim Stiles & Seth Swift
Guitar & Bass by Ian Hernandez
Produced by Jay Battle
Co-produced by Tim Stiles
Recorded, Mixed, & Mastered by Jay Battle @ The Battlefield
Seattle, WA


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Tim Stiles Seattle, Washington

Tim Stiles is an independent hip-hop artist residing in Seattle, WA--best known as the lead vocalist/rapper of the satirical hip hop band, Passion Party. Tim is no one trick pony. He’s a clever, crafty wordsmith in his own right with an ability to adapt to just about any concept or genre. ... more

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