Cigarettes and Lies

Album: Lessons to be Learned (2008)

Songfacts®:

  • Gabriella Cilmi (from publicity materials): "It's this weird mix of Jazz and Country. It's a bit of fun about when you have your eye on something and you want to go and get it. I don't smoke but it kind of reminds me of an old man sitting there with a cigarette, tapping his foot."

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