Smoke Break Lyrics by Carrie Underwood


Carrie Underwood Lyrics

Smoke Break Lyrics
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She's a small-town, hard-working woman just trying to make a living
Working three jobs, feeding four little mouths in a run-down kitchen
When you never taking nothing and doing nothing but giving
It's hard to be a good wife and a good mom and a good Christian

She said, "I don't drink"
"But sometimes I need a stiff drink"
"Sipping from a high, full glass"
"Let the world fade away"
She said, "I don't smoke"
"But sometimes I need a long drag"
"Yeah, I know it might sound bad"
"But sometimes I need a smoke break"

He's a big-city, hard-working man just trying to climb the ladder
First generation to go to college instead of driving a tractor
Never had nothing handed to him on a silver platter
It's hard to be a good man, good son, do something good that matters

He said, "I don't drink"
"But sometimes I wanna pop that top"
"Take a swig and make the world stop"
"And watch it fade away"
He said, "I don't smoke"
"But sometimes I wanna light it up"
"Yeah, when things get tough"
"Sometimes I need a smoke break, yeah"

So here's to you and here's to when the day gets long
Go ahead, I understand if you wanna take a load off

I don't drink
But sometimes I need a stiff drink
Sipping from a high, full glass
Let the world fade away
Yeah, and I don't smoke
But sometimes I need a long drag
Yeah, I know it might sound bad
But sometimes I need a, sometimes I need a

When the day gets long
When the work's all done
When the sun sets
When you need to forget
Grab that cup,
Fill it up
Sip it slow
And let it all go

Smoke Break Info:

• Carrie explained:
"The song itself is one of those story songs I feel like everybody can relate to, about how life is so hectic. And it's so nice when - if and when - you actually get to step away for a second. We all need that, and we all need that time to ourselves and to get to take a break."

• Talking about the inspiration for the song, she said:
"We were writing and kept taking breaks to go outside because we were getting a little stuck on a song we were already working on. It was so beautiful outside that we had a hard time focusing, so we decided to write a song about taking breaks! 'Smoke Break' seemed like a great title, so we ran with it!"

• Carrie herself is a non-smoker and maintains the song is not about promoting smoking, just taking a break in general.

From the Album:
Storyteller (2015)

Released:
August 21, 2015

Genre:
Country rock

Length:
3:19

Writers:
Carrie Underwood, Chris DeStefano, Hillary Lindsey

Producer:
Jay Joyce

Music video:
"Smoke Break" on YouTube

The video was directed by Randee St. Nicholas, who also shot hee award-winning Blown Away

She said: "For the storyline, I really just wanted it to be mainly about strong women - strong, beautiful women who are doing everything that the boys do. And, at the end, we all get together and have our break."

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