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Cage The Elephant – Cigarette Daydreams lyrics

Did you stand there all alone?
Oh I cannot explain what's going down
I can see you standing next to me
In and out somewhere else right now
You sigh look away
I can see it clear as day
Close your eyes so afraid
Hide behind that baby face
You can drive all night
Looking for answers in the pouring rain
You wanna find peace of mind
Looking for the answer
Funny how it seems like yesterday
As I recall you were looking out of place
Gathered up your things and slipped away
No time at all I followed you into the hall
Cigarette Daydream
You were only seventeen
Soft speak with a mean streak
Nearly brought me to my knees

(You can drive all night
Looking for the answers in the pouring rain
You wanna find peace of mind
Looking for the answer
If we could find a reason, a reason to change
Looking for the answer
If you could find a reason, a reason to stay
Standing in the pouring rain)

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  • u
    I interperet tho to be a man looking back on a past relationship thinking about how it failed and how painful it seemed at the time. "Funny how it seems like yesterday, as I recall..." Cigarette daydreams kind of evokes that nostalgic kind of sad feeling -- musing over the past over a cigarette. It's a very powerful song in my opinion and about a couple that split up because of differences in their lifestyles -- the girl is obviously missing something in her life and "looking for the answers" so she leaves.
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  • u
    I agree a lot with the first two posts. The singer is smoking a cigarette and remembering his girlfriend he had when he was seventeen. The "cigarette daydream" refers to the nostalgic feeling he's feeling as he's smoking his cigarette and "how it seems like yesterday", as the first post talks about. The story is about the singer and his girlfriend that he loved and she's about to leave him in the apartment that they shared on a stormy, rainy night, as the second post says. Something happened in her life and she needs to leave him to go "find the answers in the pouring rain", but he loves her so much and follows her down the hall. He follows her outside and she gets in her car and drives away, leaving him standing alone in the rain. Just my thoughts.
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  • u
    Its about how the narrator is fighting with their lover and they left the narrator, I'm assuming their in an apartment, down the hall and left. The narrator is hopeing their lover just needs time to think. They had a fight about something that happened in the past. Also if you listen to the other songs on this amazing album it all ties together. The album seems like a guy having regret for something he did in the past and wishes he can take it back. This band reminds me a lot like Nirvana.
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  • u
    I don't think she commits suicide, I think that is just her old self simple on the farm and she kills off that dream to be the well dressed wife/GF of a rock star or on his way to being that since it's about his wife. She had second thoughts of that lifestyle being alone while he tours etc but I think he wouldn't let it go, so they could make it work. Cant stop listening to this song.

    He wants her to Stay with him in the pouring rain and the pouring rain may be a metaphor for the life of becoming a rock star till you make it big, just adding this thought to my "I don't think she commits suicide..." post above.
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  • u
    The lead singer wrote it about a girl he saw in the crowd at one of his concerts who eventually became his wife. He jumped off stage when he saw her and demanded a kiss. She said no but they started dating. I think its just about her and her past and their story (im pretty sure shes french ie cigarettes and stuff).
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