Cigarettes and Wine

Album: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (2009)

Songfacts®:

  • Jason Isbell believes this seven-minute homage to a bargirl contains his worst ever lyric. "I sort of break character," he told Rolling Stone in a 2018 interview. "[It's the line] 'She kept me happy all the time. I know that ain't much of a line.'"

    "It always bothered me," Isbell added, "but John Prine loves it. If it's alright with him, I guess it's all right."

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