Aug
19

Music Monday – Cigarette

Anyone who meets me knows I love music. I love all types… ummm okay I love most types of music. For me its about the lyrics and what it is the artist is talking about or what message they are trying to convey. I love to dissect a song and its lyrics completely. Every Monday I want to post a song that either inspires me, makes me think about the world we live in, motivates me to always be who I am or may be something I was feeling at some point. It will be a great mix of different types of music and hope it will also do the same for you. I love to think that music captures what so many of us may be feeling or want to say, but don’t know how.

SONG – Cigarette

ARTIST – Mike Mentz

LYRICS -

You lit me up when you sat down
You smiled and said with rain this insane, ain’t a plane gettin out of this town
I said I’m delayed too, seven hours
We covered what’s your name, where you been, where you goin, over whiskey sours

We’ll burn down all the way til we lose our light
But baby for now, we’re burning bright

We want to rush right in
Make a bee line, reeling straight for this feeling that we’re feeling
With no regrets
For the sparks in our hearts
We’re burning like a cigarette

Now we’re out walking, weaving through
All the temporary homeless holed up in Terminal 2
You hold your breath and pull me tight
I’m grateful for a few hours more and the way you look tonight

We’ll burn down all the way til we lose our light
But baby for now, we’re burning bright

We want to rush right in
Make a bee line, reeling straight for this feeling that we’re feeling
With no regrets
For the sparks in our hearts
We’re burning like a cigarette

Oh our baggage is checked
And it feels so good
Baby, I’d wait it out with you forever if I could

They call my number, and I’m in the sky
I can’t quit thinking about you
And I don’t want to try

We want to rush right in
Make a bee line, reeling straight for this feeling that we’re feeling
With no regrets
For the sparks in our hearts
We’re burning like a cigarette

LISTEN TO IT HERE – Cigarette, Mike Mentz

WHY I PICKED IT – I have to be honest I had never heard of Mike Mentz until he emailed me. Yes he emailed me letting me know he recently discovered my blog and was enjoying it a lot and that he was singer-songwriter-traveler. He also let me know he’d love to send me his new album to give it a listen and if I like I can feature it on Music Monday. I of course was intrigued because I’ve been doing Music Monday for over two years and never thought one day I would be featuring a song that the artist him/her self asked me to listen to.

So I gave his album a listen and honestly it is great. It’s a great mix of country yet not so country with a bit of pop/folk. He calls his music “travelpop”, because he writes pop/rock tunes that are heavily influenced by the people and places he experiences while traveling around the world. His album is called Nashville Nights and features 5 songs. Of the 5 songs 2 struck a chord with me Cigarette and Nashville Nights. For this Music Monday I picked Cigarette, because it’s a song I feel like I can relate to right now in various levels of crazy in love. I listened to this on repeat for a while because it just reminds me of how crazy love really is. The truth is we don’t know where we will meet the ONE but when we do it’s a little like this and I have experienced this. Go ahead give it a listen… let me know if you think the same?

You can find out more about Mike Mentz and his music by checking out his website: Mike Mentz

Aside from receiving the album for free I did not receive any other form of compensation. 

All thoughts of course are my own.

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Comments

  1. Hi,

    I gave this a listen and was impressed with the lyrics – I can see why you chose this song. I’ve now listened to it on repeat for the last half hour and am going to get Mr. Mentz’s album.

    Thanks for the heads up as per usual, sir, and keep up the good work.

    Cheers,

    Joe

    • Jaime Davila says:

      Joe, yes this song just struck a chord with me and the lyrics are fitting with how life really is sometimes. I am glad you enjoyed the review and am happy to hear you are going to get Mr. Mentz’s album per my recommendation. Hope you enjoy the whole album as well.

  2. Chaminda Mapa says:

    This is my favorite song off the album as well. Really awesome to see it featured here, I think travelers and backpackers can fully appreciate the journey behind the music.

    • Jaime Davila says:

      Oh yes Chaminda I so think travelers and backpackers can really relate to this song. I know many people who have be through something similar to this when traveling. Maybe not at an airport, but you know a hostel or just anywhere.

  3. I couldn’t agree more, music is not just about the melody but the message it conveys. I love listening to it. Doesn’t hurt my ear. Nice choice, looking forward to another great discovery.

  4. Great song and lyrics! I had the pleasure of meeting Mike and listening to him live, and now I’m hooked on his album.

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