"Jealous of Your Cigarette" is the second track on Hawksley Workman's second album, (Last Night We Were) The Delicious Wolves
. The song showcases Workman's clever, witty, and sometimes hilarious lyrics. Workman revealed in our interview
that his lyrics are often humorous because he loved comedy so much when he was a kid. Admiring comedians like David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld, Kids in the Hall, and Gary Larsen had an influence on his writing.
"These were people who were able to shine the light on absurdity, which for me life feels so much more absurd than it does feel practical. So I was always consumed by comedy for that reason," Workman explained.
An example of some of Workman's absurd lyrics can be found in the chorus of this track:I'm jealous of your cigarette
And all the things you do with it
I'm jealous of your cigarette
And how you wanna suck on it
And not me