From the album BS3

Written by Andy Brown 2016
Performed by Basement Spaceman

Lyrics

Smile said the button on the side of her bag
That rode on her shoulder as she walked
Drawn from it a compact, eyeliner and a pack of Indonesian cigarettes
Fragrance sweet like candy, floating up and all around her
She’s swaying like an ancient thurible
Under streetlights and cathedrals with their rocket ship steeples
On her way to someplace I can’t say
Every time she lights one up, she sends a message to the starts above
Smoke signals in the night

From the bottom of his glass, he could see her gently pass
As a tiny graceful figurine
He is sitting on the porch where they used to kiss at night
To the music of the cities traffic drone
Every time she lights one up, she sends a message to the starts above
Smoke signals in the night

Was it something that he did that has sent her on her way?
Or maybe something other he’s not sure
Could he find out what it was? Could he put his finger on it?
Could he read her smoke signals in the night?
Every time she lights one up, she sends a message to the stars above
Smoke signals in the night