CocoRosie - Smokey Taboo Lyrics




They call her smokey taboo
I got your name tattooed
High like a helium balloon
Midnight to noon
I'm a desert child
And mountains make me nauseous
I like to look up wild at an infinite sky
Twinkling with diamonds
It's true I get depressed in fancy hotel rooms
Undressed with nothing to flaunt but my loneliness
Thinking of the night song of your hair
Premature as evening falls
It calls to me
Interrupted by the sirens in the street

Somedays you're like an anchor on my heart
They say that stolen water tastes sweet
More like rotten milk and rancid meat to me
I prefers when it is free
Like looking at the stars
Don't need no fancy cars
When we first
Our kisses sparked
Yeah I'm afraid of sharks
But not the dark





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CocoRosie Smokey Taboo Comments
  1. OGHST

    god I love her voice

  2. Ryan Bradford

    GodSoundz!🐦🎶🎶🎶🎭☝👐👊💜rnb.

  3. Ari Ung

    Mi canción favorita para fumar salvia

  4. claudia

    one of my favourite cocorosie songs. always makes me feel some kind of way..

  5. Arkk

    Play this at 0.75x and go ahead and light up a fat one for me 💨 🌳 thank me later...

  6. TheEntropy999

    dude.....! love the name of your channel, LOL, cocorosy pretty good too

  7. Sungle Live

    love without man

  8. Z Ness

    is there anything better than this? like where do you go from here?

  9. cuzsb cares

    somehow reminds me of emily wells

  10. DRTosh

    This song smells like weed...

  11. Steph Eva Draina

    midnight to noon I'm a flower child and material things make me nautious ! 🌻❤🐦🌎🌊🎨

  12. Daniel Esposito

    Any Genesis fans? This reminds me of the beginning of Colony of Slippermen.

  13. Canal Culiao

    *Aguante las CocoRosie*

  14. STARISE SUN

    They look like dream characters😱

  15. Unreleased/Underrated R&B Grooves

    OMFGGG! I am in a loving fixation with this cut! First learned of these girls when one-half member Bianca spoke highly of Missy Elliott in January 2006 by way of "Dazed & Confused" when she praised Missy's latest album "The Cookbook" (2005) and loved the eff out of Missy's sneakers collection. So sweet. Love these ladies and love this crazy good song alongside "Lemonade".

  16. ele cabrera

    Amé...muy belle.

  17. Jan Will

    Зачем приклеивать усы? О-о

  18. LoveAge

    Where Oh WHERE, has these GENIUS's been Hiding from ME???

  19. Joy Herbst

    This is my favorite Cocorosie song

  20. Black Green

    Any other similar songs?

  21. Cheyenne Lamar

    I still jam this at times ✌🏽

  22. Courtney Summer

    I love this

  23. victoria adams

    PERFECT

  24. Derek Hodges

    Love This Song!!!

  25. Mititelu Silviu

    I’m So sad

  26. free davis

    I love this song!!!!!

  27. Nug

    Welcawme to maii kitchein
    We gat banænæs
    And avöcædôs

  28. Joy Herbst

    I love this freeeeeekin song!!!!!

  29. mala

    goddesses

  30. andrew leon

    https://soundcloud.com/andrew-bilezikian/cherry-blossom did a lil remake on this just a listen would be great!

  31. marc gomes

    this music open my heart !

  32. Jelton Inc.

    my fuckin jamzzz

  33. Porkchop Jefferson

    this shit is amazing

  34. Ohnoes Yougoboom

    I love them

  35. eric scott

    true bohemians

  36. Visceral Holocausto Records

    sublime ....

  37. Jekyl Whispy

    This is so very wonderful. Go team love.

  38. Pedro Lopez

    Como estar en la montaña más alta del Tíbet o un jardín de cerezos en Japón , siempre me ha gustado, me relaja, me transporta

  39. Cheerube Bayonetta Holopainen

    this song has it all! a perfect song in my ears 😚😎👹💅💝💣

  40. SvargaYantra

    oh come one <3

  41. Stephanie Ann

    I love your moustaches <3

  42. Jan Siwik

    uwielbiam was siostrzyczki.ewa z POLSKI

  43. Natalia Francovich Martin

    mistica !

  44. David Lewis

    have a listen to Coco Rosie on Kexp Channel, imo much better live performances

  45. Lafofora Zopp

    Voces y estilo maravilloso ✨

  46. Gabi Alcântara

    Smokey Taboo coreografia tribal fusion

  47. ASH JANE

    baked AF but this song is so fucking beautiful !! 💖

  48. Janire M.

    8 Years ago, I met a girl who loved CocoRosie. Nowadays I don't know anything about her, but I still listening to this songs and thinking about her :)

    CocoRosie is magic ♥

    daelle

    I found this like a week ago and I’m obsessed. It’d been great If I knew about them before

    huhn15

    I had a girl in my school who always wanted to marry cocorosie. I love to listen to the songs and remember her :)

    Hugo Btz

    No the same but similar memories

    Elena Cuevas

    Janire M. We share the same story ❤️ it was 10 years ago when I was only 12. I remember going to Christian camp and singing to this out loud and my camp counselor listed to them and was shocked I knew their music 😂

    Jordan Q

    Janire M. Same! But I know nothing of the person I was then, either.. I think he was happier and more willing for adventure.. I miss us both..

  49. j ma

    i just came here to get smoke and high weed

  50. Shane V

    Today’s music theme is “Smoke”. Share your favorite songs with us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/SupercordsMusicClub/

  51. WOUTER JOYCOMPANY.ORG

    ALS NAAR DEZE MUZIEK LUISTER IS HET BIJNA HET ZELFDE IK KRIJG ER EEN NAAR GVOEL OVER JE BENT NIET MIJN LIEVELINGS- MUZIEK IK ZOU HEM NIET OP ZETTEN
    HET SPIJT ME SCHIEN HEB JE GENOEG VRIENDIN EN VRIENDE VEELPLEZIER ER MEE
    WOUTER THOMAS

  52. Juliana Torres

    I love their music!

  53. Psychonaut Explorer

    gud so gud

  54. Szpoym

    Came normal left high...

  55. Colin Webb

    3:36 Tender image of cosmic aura, princess bubblegum style!

  56. Cherry Ieva

    They call her smokey taboo
    I got your name tattooed
    High like a helium balloon
    Midnight to noon
    I'm a desert child
    And mountains make me nauseous
    I like to look up wild at an infinite sky
    Twinkling with diamonds
    It's true I get depressed in fancy hotel rooms
    Undressed with nothing to flaunt but my loneliness
    Thinking of the night song of your hair
    Premature as evening falls
    It calls to me
    Interrupted by the sirens in the street

    Somedays you're like an anchor on my heart
    They say that stolen water tastes sweet
    More like rotten milk and rancid meat to me
    I prefers when it is free
    Like looking at the stars
    Don't need no fancy cars
    When we first
    Our kisses sparked
    Yeah I'm afraid of sharks
    But not the dark

    Jekyl Whispy

    I, too, am afraid of sharks and I will not apologize for that. I used to be afraid of the dark but I warmed up to it fast. Hm its always dark inside of our bodies if all goes well

    Kiarisol Rivera

    High like helium balloons
    In an infinite sky
    Twinkling with diamonds
    When first our kisses sparked
    Crystal heaven
    This was crystal heaven...
    Heaven...

  57. Terry Turner

    The lyrics are like modern goth genius...

  58. Stokes A

    I'm pretty sure that, outside of terrible musicians for children, CocoRosie are the only ones who can pull off a line like "I am afraid of sharks, but not the dark."

    Sara Oda

    Stokes A I always feel like the darkness represents our greatest fears in a way of them presenting our thoughts. I think smokey taboo is content with herself and has a clear idea of who she is and what she stands for. She might be afraid of the surroundings but she's not illuminating the fear herself. That makes sense in my head although it's hard to explain lol

    Lara Marie RV

    i always thought she said "i am afraid of sharks , but not to dive"...was so much more deep that way for me

    RenasRR

    Sharks represent a physical fear, while the dark represents a
    metaphysical fear of the unknown. Bianca (Coco) is probably saying that she is
    afraid of the physical world and the harms that may come, but not of the
    emotional realm. Its her feelings and emotions (dark) that keeps her going through a world of threats (sharks)

  59. No Comment

    I just came here to smoke weed and get high.

    Biláu & Ranúfo corporation

    the weed bring me here too

    Bari lya

    no comment du bisch der killer

    Łukasz Krueger

    That's bad

    Vitor Santos

    No comments, you are a nag guy, no need of more comments

    znubzz188

    Funny i came here to listen cocorosie xD

  60. POH BOY

    pathetic

    Aydin Ismail

    That you are.

    Melancholy Daydream

    Whaattt!?

  61. POH BOY

    lame ass shit fuck them

  62. Kimmy

    I remember when we were obsessed with them and you made this video miss you!

    Jiji

    this is such a cute comment :')

  63. Will Free

    Eugene, you really should be careful with that axe, y'know

  64. sarah javorsky

    is this song about smoking weed?

  65. Schlumbucket Returns

    Their greatest song? THE greatest song?

    Vousss Orépa

    Madonna 😋

  66. furryrazor

    is it bad that I think it wouldn't be too farfetched if they had armpit hair and smelled like patchoulli?

  67. Lucas Grandeau

    Does anyone know other similar songs pls ???

    Semo Masi

    Not really spot on but i'd recommend both Joanna Newsome and Owen Pallett.

    spellbound55

    I've been obsessed with CocoRosie for 10 years +! I've spent a lot of time trying to find similar artists but few measure up. Definitely try Wilsen Anahita, Dillon 13 35, and Daughter Landfill, (all available here on YouTube.) Above comment about Joanna Newsome is a good tip too!

  68. Hervé Lakotatashunka

    Amazing artists.Those girls are incredible, full of talent.
    Touching heart and mind.

  69. Myke Bett

    Good shit need more ppl in the world like u girls

  70. flash bazbo

    This is the most pretentious narcissistic garbage I ever heard. Is this make-up or musi.

    Kati Holmes

    +flash bazbo shut up

    Jason Morbid

    +flash bazbo Shut up

    sinergy xsin

    look somewhere else dick ed

  71. Qamar Saeed

    i am arabian myself, but i am more into western music. and this mixes both the eastern music and western language, totally inlove with this like for real this is art.

    Qamar Saeed

    @Raneem Abo Rmaila high five sis we're in this together

    vincenza lofino

    True. I am living in Syria and i miss indie western music. This mix makes me feel at home!

    Melancholy Daydream

    I agree!

    乁dragon違

    western boy from that era of indie music, wanted to send some love to all of you that commented! khodafez my friends

    Claudia Kruber

    it is soooo art.... addictet

  72. Vitória Melhado

    Where can I dowload this, please? Just amazing song... Made me feel higher than I already was. Greetings from Brazil!

  73. Lau Ramírez

    I've got your name tattooed high like an helium balloon 🎶

  74. Camila Basauri Suárez

    similar songs? with the "arabic vibes"

    Elena Zapatero Carretero

    listen to songs with "Handpan" instrument... it's different.. still amazing

    Zoltan Gyulai

    this doesnt sound arabic at all. You might want to check out Natacha Atlas though

  75. Angie B

    ryan....

  76. Ebony Mae

    I love this song! do you know of any other songs like this one ?

    michyrock1

    You could check out Yeasayer's first album "All Hour Cymbals'

  77. Vlastimil Coufalík

    ou yeah. listening this masterpiece ..i feel grateful, calm...

  78. Misa rai

    never heard anything like this seriously lol. very unique

  79. Kinkini Bhaduri

    this is beautiful

  80. Lana Angel

    so special, different and original

  81. Marr Guerra

    😍❤ Lovely

  82. Jason Waite

    Too hipster cool for me.

    Lara Marie RV

    dont get it...what? What do you perceive? Only a goal? not a feeling?

  83. naturphilosophie1

    long time coco rosie fan. i first heard them when someone uploaded their song on a Harvey Keitel myspace fan page..... of all places. I love Harvey Keitel too.

    Angie B

    harvey is the fucking man!!!

    naturphilosophie1

    Yes he is a great actor and a great person. 

    Raymond Verduzco

    +naturphilosophie1 I love your profile pic! where can I see this image?

    KyCurley

    This was very... up lifting. 3 years later. Cheers.

  84. Kubensis

    so ugly

    cabbage

    Omg dude

  85. XabijuE

    That's some quality music, just saw them at Dour, was fucking awesome :)

    Simon delhay

    +XabijuE yes with the beatbox at the end ... amazing ^^

  86. Nancy31ox

    Mountains make me nauseous

    Bil Cozbi

    I'm afraid of sharks.

  87. OhNo Antonio

    FUCK! This makes me so fucking happy!

  88. Valentine Sokol

    ой, ничайно

  89. jennifleur latte

    These gals are simply divine! every single track is so so unique! As are they! J'Adore! <3

  90. Fernanda Ramos

    Amo essa música, alguém conhece musicas com essa "vibe" pra me indicar? Obrgada ;)

  91. joydivisiongirl

    how original and beautiful this is.

  92. MrSotaPhonk

    she's very fond of that fake mustache lol

    MailiSilviaRose

    MrSotaPhonk I am too

    Tierra McCarty *

    Yes lol she rocks it !!

  93. myearshurt Noone

    2:44 is that even a real photo?