Second Hand Cigarette
Hot Action Cop Lyrics


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Oh, just 'cause I love it when you gotta buzz
I'm not but I wish I was stoned
Alright, we're doing it outta sight
Uptight, I need a light, oh
Big shot been looking, but you gotta stop
Slug rock around the clock, oh
You're wrong to greet us so terminal, oh, oh
I've got a second hand cigarette
What have you got, yo?
Don't ya know?
I've got a second hand cigarette
What have you got, yo?
You found three matches
All out of ashes by the phone
Oh, in case I've fallen out of your grace
I'll cut right to the chase, oh
Sure tides, you're living so corp. abide
Sound like a look a like, oh
Just don't tell him by the telephone
You don't fear the garden gnome, oh
I won't take it too personal, yeah, oh
I've got a second hand cigarette
What have you got, yo?
Don't ya know?
I've got a second hand cigarette
What have you got, yo?
You found three matches
All out of ashes by the phone
ah, ah, ah, ah, ah ah
You found three matches
I've got a second hand cigarette
Let's see how far we can get
Just 'cause I love it when you gotta buzz
I'm not but I wish I was stoned
Alright, we're doing it outta sight
So uptight, and I need a light, oh
In case I've fallen out of your grace
Well I'll cut right to the chase, oh
You're wrong to greet us so terminal, oh, oh
I've got a second hand cigarette
What have you got, yo?
Don't ya know?
I've got a second hand cigarette
What have you got, yo?
You found three matches
I've got a second hand cigarette
What have you got, yo? Don't ya know?
I've got a second hand cigarette
What have you got, yo?




You found three matches
All out of ashes by the phone

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Hot Action Cop's "Second Hand Cigarette" describe the feeling of being in love with someone who enjoys getting high or drunk, although the singer doesn't necessarily partake in those activities themselves. The chorus, "I've got a second hand cigarette, what have you got, yo?" suggests a desire to connect with the object of affection, despite not sharing the same experiences or interests.


The first verse highlights the singer's fascination with their partner's buzz, while admitting their own inability to get stoned without the help of second-hand smoke. The second verse mentions a failed attempt to find a lighter, and the third verse touches on the idea of living up to societal expectations ("you're living so corp. abide, sound like a look a like").


Throughout the song, the singer suggests a playful, flirty relationship with their partner, while also grappling with feelings of insecurity and a desire for validation. The repeated phrase "what have you got, yo?" implies a need to match their partner's energy or impress them in some way.


Line by Line Meaning

Oh, just 'cause I love it when you gotta buzz
I enjoy when you are under the influence and have a buzz


I'm not but I wish I was stoned
I'm not high, but I wish I was


Alright, we're doing it outta sight
Okay, we're doing this well


Uptight, I need a light, oh
I'm tense and need a lighter


Big shot been looking, but you gotta stop
Someone important has been watching, but they need to stop


Slug rock around the clock, oh
Slowly move to music non-stop


You're wrong to greet us so terminal, oh, oh
You're incorrect to approach us in such an unpleasant way


I've got a second hand cigarette
I'm smoking someone else's cigarette


What have you got, yo?
What are you smoking?


Don't ya know?
Do you not know?


You found three matches
You found three matchsticks


All out of ashes by the phone
There are no more ashes by the phone


Oh, in case I've fallen out of your grace
Just in case you are unhappy with me


I'll cut right to the chase, oh
I'll get straight to the point


Sure tides, you're living so corp. abide
The tides are certain, you are living according to the corporation's rules


Sound like a look a like, oh
Seems like you are pretending to be someone else


Just don't tell him by the telephone
Just don't tell him over the phone


You don't fear the garden gnome, oh
You aren't afraid of the garden gnome


I won't take it too personal, yeah, oh
I won't take it too personally


Let's see how far we can get
Let's find out how successful we can be




Writer(s): Rob Werthner

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