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lyrics

i wanna smoke a cigarette
to remind me that i’m close to death
i’m willful and foolish
no matter my words

the words we write are eloquent
but there’s nothing like the way you said
you’re building a garden
for someone and it’s time to tend

oh adrian
i’ve sung this before
but never for you
oh adrian
i’m telling the truth
and what’s more
i’m telling you

well i don’t think it’s gonna hurt
all that much but if it does i will
raise up a glass
to honor, to exes
and even to gentlemen
coz nothing can
predict the wild cards that were dealt
years ago
are you listening adrian?

oh adrian…

so i’m gonna smoke this cigarette
to celebrate you quitting them
but i know if you were here
you’d be quick with a light
but you’re alight out in the snow
and shining through the neighborhood
it’s dark as gets
but you’re bright as the noon day sun

oh adrian
i’ve sung this before
and this time for you
oh adrian
i’m telling the truth
and what’s more
i’m telling you

credits

from To Gentlemen (Her Crooked Heart), released May 5, 2017
Recorded in Eau Claire WI at Pine Hollow & hive.
Co-producers: Shane Leonard & Rachel Ries
Guitar, vocals: Rachel Ries
Drums, Percussion: Shane Leonard
Bass: Pat Kuehn
Saxophone: Mike Lewis
Trumpet & Flugelhorn: John DeHaven
Recorded & Mixed by Brian Fredrick Joseph
Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering, Boston, MA
Assistant Mastering Engineer: Maria Rice

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Rachel Ries Minneapolis, Minnesota

Rachel Ries, hailing from the prairies of middle America, crafts sly and compassionate songs for the crooked-hearted. With an electric guitar and piano; a clear voice and steady hand; she deftly pulls listeners in with disarming candor and holds them there with smart and tender poetry. ... more

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