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I Don't Smoke Dope

by The Happy Somethings & Slovenly Boy

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In the words of Lost Signal:

"Distinctively Happy Somethings yet also quite different. The angular guitar and the humour honed to a razor give it edges that glint with attitude. Love it!"

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We've been friends with Slovenly Boy for many years but our paths hadn't crossed for some time. We met up recently in Liverpool and this is the result!


I bang the curb when I park the car.
I’ve got blisters in my mouth and I can’t walk very far - oh no.
I study at the school of life and dream
that one day I will win the lottery - oh yeah.
But I don’t smoke dope.
I don’t smoke dope.

I pray to God when things get tricky
I’m a fair weathered friend but I don’t mind a bit of froth - oh no.
I try really hard but not hard enough
but I’m a good bluff and when push comes to shove then I shove off.
But I don’t smoke dope.
No I don’t smoke dope.

So do you?
So do you?
I’ll come clean if you do too.

I walk on water but I can’t swim
I just stay on the surface looking deep – I don’t go in.
I raise myself above it all so it’s all beneath me
and I don’t fall – I just give in.
But I don’t smoke dope.

I’ve pushed hard and carried cans.
I’ve been needled, I’ve been jammed.
I’ve been hustled, I’ve been crammed.
I’ve had trips and I’ve had plans.
But I don’t smoke dope.

So do you!
So do you!
You can’t fool me I know it’s true.

I bang the car when I crawl the streets.
I’ve got blisters on my feet and now a foot in mouth disease - oh yeah.
I did a crash course in philosophical care
so now everything I think or do is neither here nor there.

I’ve got a heart of gold - I’ve got a heart of stone.
I’m as cold as ice or I’m as hot as the sun.
I’m your brother, your mother, your sister, your lover,
your father, your son, your daughter, your chum, your lifeblood, your gun.

But I don’t smoke dope.
No I don’t smoke dope.
No I don’t smoke dope - anymore.


released October 6, 2023
The Happy Somethings & Slovenly Boy


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Independently unpolished band who like to be happy. Unintentionally retro. Effortlessly uncool.

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