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Where There's Smoke


Lyrics

"Where There's Smoke"
Music & Lyrics by Scott Cooley.

What folks don't know is where there's smoke, there's something sacred

Spirits can be good and bad, while fires burn in unspoken secret places

Peace pipes are passed at the sun dances for days

Good things come to those who sacrifice and pray

Some say where there’s smoke there’s a fire but they just wanna cast the 1st stone

I say where there’s smoke, there’s smoke, and that’s all I need to know


What people don't notice is where there's smoke, there's a mirror

A trick of the trade, a magical way to see yourself clearer

There's plastic in the ocean, but out of sight is out of mind

Only you can prevent it, give a hoot before you let 'em all die

Some say where there’s smoke there’s a fire but they just wanna cast the 1st stone

I say where there’s smoke, there’s smoke, and that’s all I need to know


Canoeing through a river of rubbish, while smokestacks scorch the sky

From factories all created, by the evil white man, garbage on the shoreline


Some of you think that where there's smoke, there's no respect

People throwing trash out of cars, it's no wonder Mother Earth is getting wrecked

Standing by a highway of smog, there's no good reason why

If people start it, they can stop it, it's enough to make an Indian cry

Some say where there’s smoke there’s a fire but they just wanna cast the 1st stone

I say where there’s smoke, there’s smoke, and that’s all I need to know


Trouble on the horizon, rain cloud in the sky

What goes up, must come down, tear drops never lie


Some folks can see that where there’s smoke, there’s a signal

A sign of a time when everyone is blind, to the destruction that they kindle

Some are stoked to keep America beautiful, most just roll the dice

They're buying time on credit, and their kids will pay the price

Some say where there’s smoke there’s a fire but they just wanna cast the 1st stone

I say where there’s smoke, there’s smoke, and that’s all I need to know


Copyright © ℗ 2016 by Scott Cooley. All rights reserved.
Where There's Smoke
Album cover photo by Scott Cooley
Song from the album Rest Assured
Position Track # 11
Duration 4:21
Released June 21st, 2016
Label Scott Cooley Records
Format CD, MP3, FLAC, OGG
Genre Americana, acoustic garage rock
Studio Scott Cooley Music Productions
Producer Scott Cooley
Songwriter words and music by Scott Richard Cooley
Publisher Scott Richard Cooley Music Publishing, ASCAP
Personnel Scott Cooley - vocals, guitars, bass, drums, percussion
Track Chronology
"Whatever Floats Your Boat"

(#10)
"Where There's Smoke"

(#11)
"Something About New Orleans"

(#12)
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Brief Description

A tale of the plight of America's environment since the arrival of Europeans, inspired by a 70s anti-pollution TV commercial w/ a Native American vibe.

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