Chanel & Cigarettes

by Hannah Rose Platt

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Chanel & Cigarettes, the seductive and haunting first single from Hannah Rose Platt's highly anticipated follow up to her critically acclaimed debut album 'Portraits'.


A rainy night

A crowded bar

A worn out man

With a broken down car

At least that’s what he told his wife back home

He slips off his wedding ring behind his back

For the second time this week

Who knows what the night will bring

There she stood

Across the bar

Like a 1930s movie star

A cloud of smoke softening her face

A perfect velvet hourglass

Full red lips and oozing class

And moving

With a slow seductive sway


Hypnotized by his desire to persist

The kind of woman any man would not resist

Drunk on a cocktail of cheap thrills and regrets

And the sweet scent of Chanel & cigarettes


He’s not too sure what came next

Now he’s out back helping her out of her dress

She whispers

“I know somewhere we can go”

Led him down a winding path

All the way down to the railroad track

He could feel

The cool


Beneath his shoes

She grabbed and, kissed him hungrily

Said “Would you run away with me?

Cause I’ve been hurt too many times before

My last love left me waiting here

Today will be too many years

Since the pain


Too much to endure”


He leapt away as a train came screaming by

Watched her wither and age before his eyes

Not a trace of youth or beauty left

Just the faint scent of Chanel & cigarettes


He thinks

Is this just my imagination

The guilt of my mistakes

Playing tricks on me

Am I just haunted by the shame

Of my infidelities


He watched her wisp away and disappear

Then ran away wet with rain and frightened tears

Thinks ‘This was far too real for me to manifest

And I still can smell Chanel & cigarettes ‘

Another night

Another bar

Another man

Getting out his car

Looking for fun outside the marriage bed

He’s hit as he walks through the door

An aroma he’s not sensed before

A sweet perfume

Mixed with something else...


released June 30, 2017
Hannah Rose Platt - Music and Lyrics
Produced by Thomas Collison & Hannah Rose Platt

Hannah Rose Platt - Lead & backing vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, violin, percussion

Thomas Collison - Bass, Drums, Percussion, Piano, Lapsteel



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Hannah Rose Platt London, UK

Hannah specialises in Americana country music with storytelling at its heart. Her melodic, poetic and accessible music offers self-written narratives to ordinary people who had no one to unfurl their stories; tales of luck, stoicism, loneliness, love, heartbreak and hope. She warmly builds characters like an author, penning songs that almost eavesdrop on other people's lives. ... more


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