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Nicotine Love


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Go ahead touch me like that 
The way you pull my head back 
Go ahead, breathe me in 
Bite me till I bleed 
This love is like barbed wire running through my veins 
Nicotine Love

Go ahead hurt me like that 
I've been hurt before 
I won't be fixed again 
I'm not afraid to sweat 
Cause I like the pain and it's familiar to me 
And more gentle than most men will ever be 
Nicotine Love

But don't get me wrong 
I don't want a friend 
Just need you here to help me satisfy this childish sin 
This insatiable desire 
Hunger so deep 
You will melt on my tongue 
And I will put you to sleep 
And I'll press you like petals 
Till you're fragile and thin 
Then I'll breathe you in 
Nicotine Love

It hurts just right 
Not to know your name 
But feel that body beneath me 
Struggling as if in some strange way it were the same 
As when I was with him 
Gonna make you promise 
That you'll peek 
Then I will crush your little heart 
Cause I can 
Because it happened to me 
Nicotine Love

So come here, baby 
My honey, cutie-pie 
Let my fingers swim like pale fish through your hair 
So I can tell you that I love you 
You'll say, "Never let me go" 
You wonder why it is I'm here 
But patience and soon it will be all too clear 
Nicotine Love

But don't get me wrong 
I don't want a friend 
Just need you here to help me satisfy this childish sin 
This insatiable desire 
Hunger so deep 
You will melt on my tongue 
And I will put you to sleep 
And I'll press you like petals 
Till you're fragile and thin 
Then I'll breathe you in 
Nicotine Love

So go ahead touch me like that 
The end is drawing near 
Go ahead hurt me that way 
You don't even know enough to fear 
You don't know how true it is when you say 
My kisses are sweet as death 
But soon you'll have no more options 
That's all you'll have left

Cause this love is like barbed wire 
I'm electric and so alone 
So come here, stray cat 
I'm gonna take you home 
And then I will press you like petals 
Till you're fragile and thin 
Then I'll breathe you in 
Then I'll breathe you in 
Nicotine Love

Nicotine Love
Written byJewel
AlbumsPicking Up the Pieces, 2015
Length6:33

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Flower of Life
“I wrote this a really long time ago, predating my first album by a couple of years. Way before I was homeless. I was probably 18 and had just graduated high school. It’s an extremely dark song about a woman who had been sexually abused as a child. She turns to prostitution and ends up getting off on killing men and controlling them. I look back at a lot of the songs I wrote at that time and none of them are love songs. They’re very complex and grown-up. Thanks to Jonathan Yudkin's wonderfully adventurous string arrangements, this is now exponentially darker than any solo acoustic performance of it. I still find it remarkable that I wrote this song at such a young age.” Picking Up the Pieces Press Release

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