Whiskey and Cigarettes

by Geri X

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Whiskey and Cigarettes

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released May 6, 2011

Geri X

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Geri X St Petersburg, Florida

Bulgarian-born Geri X is a composer, a musician and a singer hard to put a label on. Fans and critics spotted it from the moment she broke onto the Tampa Bay Music Scene: Geri is an artist with a singular sound you have not heard before. One can see it in the way she confidently plays her Babicz guitar, eyes half open and soul pouring out with a rich, crisp and mesmerizing voice. ... more

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Track Name: Whiskey and Cigarettes
I don’t want to be another tattoo you’ll regret
I don’t want to just be someone next to whom you slept
I don’t want to be a picture in your wallet you’ll forget
I want to be a gold slide,warm whiskey and your favorite pack of cigarettes.

This is the worst homecoming yet
to an empty bed
and your rambling in my head.

I drew my sword but quickly laid it down the day you make around
Stripped all my armor and tore down the walls I built to keep me safe from harm
I want to watch you sleep every mornin’ and kiss you awake
But you had to go again and leave me hangin’ to nurse myself through the heart ache again.

This is the worst homecoming yet
to an empty bed
and your rambling in my head.

I want to be a gold slide, warm whiskey and you favorite pack of cigarettes.
Track Name: Cemetery
This place is a cemetery covered in dust
You come here every morning searching for luck
But you’ve been cryin on the wrong shoulder looking to help
No one’s gonna help you child.

This place is a cemetery people come here to die
You hide in your corner watching waiting for the right time
And then you jump out of the shadows and you take all they got
You always find the weak spot.

This place is a cemetery people come here to die
You come here every morning you know just the right time
And then you jump out of the shadows and you take all they got
You always know the weak spot.
Track Name: How To Get Happy
I got a needle and some thread on the night stand by my bed
I thread the needle and pinch my cheeks stitch a smile that will last for weeks.
I got some glue and a bit of paint in the top drawer of my desk
A dab of glue on each eyelid and some paint will do the trick.

I never thought of myself as bad company
Till you marched into my life and showed me what I don’t want to see
What Im down no one wants to be with me
So this is how I get happy.

I got a mask and some new clothes and some pick-me-ups for my lows
So next time Im in town I wont bring you down.
Cause I can’t be myself at all around anyone these days
I don’t know how to really change
I don’t have a poker face.

I never thought of myself as bad company
Till you marched into my heart and showed me what I don’t want to see
When Im sad no one wants to be with me
So this is how I get happy.

You asked, ” How you doin’? “
Im doin’ fine, look at the size of my smile!
“Yeah, but you’re cryin darlin?”
Yeah, I know
The whiskey makes them tears flow.

I never thought of myself as bad company
Till you marched into my life and showed me what I don’t want to see
I know no one wants to be with me
So this is how I get happy.
Track Name: Faithless
It don’t matter if Im here or gone
Ain’t no difference if I’m alive or in he ground.
Cause people made me this blood thirsty
I ain’t nobody, no body wants me.

So Im gonna pack my things and get in my car
Drive 300 miles to another bar
And drown myself in Beam and Jack
I ain’t nobody, I ain’t never comin’ back.

Cause I’ve been running
too long from death
For years now
I can’t catch my breath
And the road’s been hard
But I can’t stop
There ain’t no God
watchin over me up top
No, there ain’t no God
so I’ll never stop.

It don’t matter cause I ain’t got no friends
I give up, I make amends.
All I got’s my whiskey and my car
my 38, my broken heart, and my guitar.

Cause I’ve been running
too long from death
For years now
I can’t catch my breath
And the road’s been hard
But I can’t stop
There ain’t no God
watchin over me up top
No, there ain’t no God
so I’ll never stop.

All I got’s my whiskey and my car
my 38, my broken heart, and my guitar.
Track Name: Cheap Tramp
I’d rather you keep your goddamn mouth shut
I don’t want to hear what you think about me or what I’ve become.
I’d rather you bite your tongue and walk away
take your expectations and your praise and hate
and preach to someone else.

I’ll do you a favor
let me explain…

It starts when I wake up in the morning\
I’m all sore and disappointed
And I can’t walk so I crawl
and I can’t lift so I push
And before I know it
Its night time again
I’ve been doing favors all day
Like a cheap tramp
for karma and change.

Cause I don’t care about what you think that I could be
or who I should meet, or what shrink or doctor I should see.
I’d rather you keep your goddamn mouth shut
cause you people have no idea how I feel you’re just makin it worse.

I’ll do you a favor
let me explain…

It starts when I wake up in the morning\
I’m all sore and disappointed
And I can’t walk so I crawl
and I can’t lift so I push
And before I know it
Its night time again
I’ve been doing favors all day
Like a cheap tramp
for karma and change.

I’d rather you keep your goddamn mouth shut
just bite your tongue and walk away.
Track Name: Gladiator
I sailed my ship onto your shore
My anchor’s down and sails are torn
I fought fiercely to the bone.

With my map and compass here
I plan my route, have no fear
You are my destination dear.

Cause I’m like a gladiator
In the belly of the beast
I was born to fight for you and me.

And now I’m parched and lost
I swore I’d find you at any cost
My memory of you is like a ghost.

I will walk till I can no longer move
Till the ground burns holes in the soles of my shoes
Even then I’d crawl my way to you.

Cause I’m like a gladiator
In the belly of the beast
I was born to fight for you and me.

I sailed my ship onto your shore
My anchor’s down and sails are torn.
Track Name: The Architect
Sometimes even the bravest soldier
feels like jumping off a building
cause it’d be better
Then spend another decade
living in a war zone
full of friends throwing hand grenades
claiming they still love you.

I see no point at all
If God’s an architect
why would he watch all his buildings fall.

Sometimes I wish I was the only
person thats still living
so you wouldn’t leave me.
Like a hopeless pilot
calling all his angels
praying as the plane goes down
and hits the ground
Its because God has better plans for him.

I see no point at all
If God’s an architect
why would he watch all his buildings fall.
Track Name: Baby
Baby, you make me so crazy
you know that lately I’ve been drinkin
to the sound of your voice
oh, sweet noise.

Baby, show me some petty
chased you across country
but don’t you dog me around
I ain’t no fox hound.

Kid, you outta be nice
Kid, you outta think twise
Ain’t no woman gonna love you better
Ain’t no woman crazy as me.

Baby, you know how to get me
right where you want me
breathing slow and heavy
kissin’ your ear
slow, slow, and steady dear.

Baby, you make me so crazy
every time you come near me
I start to loose my mind
oh, sugar, you outta be kind.

Kid, you outta be nice
Kid, you outta think twise
Ain’t no woman gonna love you better
Ain’t no woman crazy as me.
Ain’t no woman crazy as me.
Track Name: The Ground Rules
I ain’t afraid to tell you how I feel
I know you walk around looking for hearts to steal
you put them safely in your vest
you keep them close to your chest.

And then you go back out there every night
and you find one that won’t put up a fight
and you take her hand you hold it tight and whisper
“baby, it will be alright”

But she don’t know what you hide behind that smile
so she’ll let you touch and kiss her for a while
you make the broken hot go from hot to mild
you like to fix then break
that’s just your style.

I hope you fall in love
and fall flat
you set the ground rules.

I ain’t afraid to tell you how I feel
I know you walk around looking for hearts to steal
you put them safely in your vest
you keep them close to your chest.

But Im not another trophy, heart shaped flag
you can’t go around and show me off and brag
I gave you love now I wan’t it back
I am a heart attack.

But she don’t know what you hide behind that smile
so she’ll let you touch and kiss her for a while
you make the broken hot go from hot to mild
you like to fix then break
that’s just your style.

I hope you fall in love
and fall flat
you set the ground rules.
Track Name: Devil Speed
I’ve always been such a mess
you let me know I’m only second best
with devil speed I pound my chest
I’ll never rest, I’ll never rest.

Im in my room on the floor
I got a bed now but I don’t want it anymore
ain’t not point in sleeping in it all alone
my honey’s gone, my honeys gone.

I’m burning candles for the light
doin my best to stay alive
this always happens late at night
I don’t feel right, I don’t feel right.

I’ll always be such a mess
I know my place, I’m only second best
with devil speed I stab my chest
now I rest, now I rest.
Track Name: You know I'll Say I'm Sorry - You know I'll Say I'm Sorry (hidden bonus track)
You know I’ll say Im sorry
just tell me what I done wrong
You know I’ll say Im sorry baby
just tell me what I done wrong
I been waiting for you to call me
ever since you sent me home.

Can’t get no sleep at night babe
the guilt’s been keepin me up
No, can’t get no sleep at night babe
keep tryin with no luck
And when the rain come in the mornin
ain’t no rain but tears that fill my cup.

I told you that I love you
and there ain’t no more to say
I told you that I loved you babe
and there ain’t not more to say
But ever since I told ya darlin
you make it wrong to feel this way.

I ain’t got no pearly whites babe
but my teeth do light the way.
No, ain’t got no pearly whites babe
but I always light your way.
I’m like a ship captain darlin
I always get you to the bay.

You know I’ll say Im sorry
just tell me what I done wrong
You know I’ll say Im sorry baby
just tell me what I done wrong
I been waiting for you to call me
ever since you sent me home.