Shuffle Song Of The Day (11/19/18): “No Cigar” By Millencolin

“No Cigar” is a song by the Swedish punk band Millencolin from their 2000 album Pennybridge Pioneers. If you think you’ve heard this song before, it’s likely because it was one of the many great songs on the Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 soundtrack. This, to me, was one of the best songs from that legendary game, which is probably how this song ended up in my library in the first place. The song sorta centers around the phrase “Close but no cigar”, and I realized I have no fucking idea what that means. I did a little research, and it turns out that carnivals used to give out cigars as prizes back in the day. So if you came close to winning a game but lost, they would give you a cigar, hence the phrase. The more you know I guess.


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LYRICS

Tell us where you’re from

What you want to become

And we’ll say if you’re OK

Where did you go to school?

Right answer and you’re cool

Yeah, you’re the kid the whole day

You get a sticker in your face

Information ’bout the case

So you know your potential

Don’t think you can extend

Don’t think you can extend, just comprehend

But I don’t wanna hear it

No, it’s more than I accept

‘Cause I don’t care where I belong no more

What we share or not I will ignore

I will ignore

We will shut you out

We’ll put you in doubt

If you think that you’re special

We’ll tell you who you are

We’ll tell you that you’re close but no cigar

But I don’t wanna hear it

No, it’s more than I accept

‘Cause I don’t care where I belong no more

What we share or not I will ignore

And I won’t waste my time fitting in

‘Cause I don’t think contrast is a sin

What they say is

Go back where you came from

They’ll tell you that, I don’t want to hear

No, I don’t want to hear

No, I don’t want to hear it

No, it’s more than I accept

‘Cause I don’t care where I belong no more

What we share or not I will ignore

And I won’t waste my time fitting in

‘Cause I don’t think contrast is a sin

No, it’s not a sin

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