Menthol Cigarettes

from by Toodles & the Hectic Pity



In the words of Max Cole: "Your girlfriend burns down your house, but you've been stockpiling menthol cigarettes, hundreds and hundreds of packets. 'All your menthol filters'. They're not going to be on sale anymore. They're gone. FOREVER."


Maybe this is a story that we can tell our kids.
But if you don't have mine, maybe you can still tell his:
The way your hair froze to the pillow; how I can see your breath in our tiny room by the window.
Breathe in. Out. Slowly exhale.
Look at the state your body's in.

Call her up and say you're sorry.
Tell her four times not to worry.
She cannot see the way that you live.
You'll have to tell her another story.
Because Carrie's seen your messages,
the shit that litters your floor.
Because you've never felt so worthless.
And she don't love you any more.

And they say, out of your window clothes start to fly;
a sense of dread that you're gonna die;
and against the fire, silhouettes;
all your menthol cigarettes, in flames.
'Cause you know that ashes don't change,
they only really stay the same,
under your fingernails and up beneath your skin.


from Call In Sick, released June 24, 2017



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Toodles & the Hectic Pity are a DIY punk band from the countryside near Bristol.

"A nice combination of west-country folk with a Bristolian ‘fuck it’ attitude" - Punktastic

"Catchy songs and satirical lyrics" - Opinion Overload: the Bristol Music Blog

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