Me and Your Cigarettes

Album: Revolution (2009)

Songfacts®:

  • Lambert co-wrote this song with Ashley Monroe and her (at the time) boyfriend Blake Shelton. She explained: "This one definitely has a retro feel. Ashley had the idea and came down to my house in Texas a couple years ago. I had already cut my last album, and she wasn't cutting at the time, so it fell by the wayside for a while. But I always felt it was a brilliant analogy. Blake had come to the studio to hear a few songs, and late that night he started playing this cool groove, and I started singing the words to the old song Ashley and I had written. We finished writing it at midnight and at 9 am I was in the studio cutting it. I thought: I hope Ashley's not mad that we redid the song. But she loved it and came in to sing on the record."
  • Ashley Monroe recalled the writing of the song to The Boot: "'Me and Your Cigarettes' was actually called 'Your Cigarettes and Me,' and there was a whole other melody, but I had these words," she remembered. "I went to her house in Lindale, Texas, right before [2007's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend] album came out. We were sitting on her back deck and she finished it with me. She liked the idea. She called me the day they cut it and said, "I just wanted to tell you that Blake Shelton and I were kind of fiddling with it, and it's kind of changed a bit. It's still our words, but it's a different beat, and we've changed it to 'Me and Your Cigarettes.'" I went to the studio and heard it and [said], 'Oh, please! This is amazing.' She said, 'I hope you're not mad.' Are you kidding me?"

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  • Theresa from Murfreesboro, TnAnother great song, Miranda rocks!
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