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CIGARETTES, WOMEN AND WINE
(Giorgio Moroder / Pete Bellotte)  ATV Music Limited



Origin:
A Side Single on CBS Records
Also available on:
The Very Best of Chicory Tip CD (Laserlight)
The Very Best of Chicory Tip CD (Summit)
The Best of Chicory Tip CD (Repertoire)
Greatest Hits (Digital Album)
Son of my Father CD (Archive - Japan)
The Singles Collection CD (7T's)

The song was written by Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte and was the sixth
single to be released by the hit writing pair. It was the follow up to "Good Grief
Christina" and was all set to be a sure-fire hit, but despite being Power Play on
Radio Luxembourg and getting unprecedented airplay on that station, here in
Britain the BBC banned it because of its title, and in particular to cigarettes.

Although this was one of the strongest Chicory Tip songs ever it didn't get any
exposure in the UK and as a direct result the song lost out on much needed
promotion and sales suffered. The moog synthesizer, brilliant drumming and
ridiculously catchy chorus combined to make this record one of their best, but
there is no doubt that the ban had a devastating effect and the direct result of
it was a turning point in the band's career. There was no way back to the charts.


LISTEN TO THE SONG HERE

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LYRICS

Every human being has a weakness of kinds or he ain't no human at all
Every man or woman has some habits you just cannot stall
Lots of people gamble and a lot of people swear and a lot of others live for TV
But when it comes to habits I'm the man who will always succeed

Chorus

Cigarettes, Women And Wine are the only three vices of mine
And each one is a must that I just can't give up, oh
Cigarettes, Women and Wine
Cigarettes, Women And Wine are the only three habits of mine
With a girl and some wine and a smoke I feel fine, oh
Cigarettes, Women and Wine


Father said be careful and my mother said beware, there's lots of things you don't really need
So stay away from habits that could bring you down to your knees
Put me on an island in the middle of an ocean with only three wishes to choose
I can count them in a second cos there's only three things I can use

Repeat Chorus to fade

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