Coffee and Cigarettes


  • This story of moving west is a duet between vocalist Jim Adkins and folk singer-songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews, who is on five Invented tracks all together. "She plays around Phoenix," explained guitarist Tom Linton to Chart Attack. "She's a folk artist. Jim met her at a show and started talking to her. He had her come down to the studio and it ended up working out."
  • The reference to Grateful Dead in this song does not mean Jimmy Eat World are fans of the legendary rockers. Lead singer Jim Adkins said in a track-by track on the Friends or Enemies website: "I can't stand the Grateful Dead. But, I just really thought the character in this song would have one of their bootlegs as they drove across country looking for something new."


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