Jazz Cigarettes

March 16, 2014

Finally – a song about evidenced based policy….

The Ottawa based band The Golden Seals take on the Conservative justice agenda in their latest single Jazz Cigarettes

Songs about drug laws are nothing new but the Seals do a great job of touching on evidence based policy and the rejection of science.  As the Seals say – hey’re gonna throw you in the hoosgow, that’s as progressive as conservatives get.

Well worth a listen on a sunny Sunday (lyrics below):

JAZZ CIGARETTESwords and music by Dave Merritt

Jazz cigarettes–I don’t believe it but they say it’s trueThere’s nothing worse that you can dothan smoke one of the sobriquetsfor jazz cigarettes

There’s a war on the war on the war on drugsbeing waged by some white collar criminal thugsand they want to know each time you give one a light(but paying off the Senate’s alright)

Jazz cigarettes I can smell ’em from across the hallbut it doesn’t bother me at allnobody’s died from the munchies yet

Jazz cigarettes–you should smoke ’em if you got ’em right nowor they’re gonna throw you in the hoosgowthat’s as progressive as conservatives getjazz cigarettes

They’re kicking science to the curveignoring everything that worksand making criminals of kids who smoke herb

Jazz cigarettes–the opposition know that they’re okayit’s not a gateway drug it’s just a Jbut I wouldn’t hedge any bets on

jazz cigarettes being legal from sea to seain the true north and drug freebecause in spite of what the research saysand years of Scandinavian successthey want us all to think the biggest threatis jazz cigarettes