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What does "Just Smoke" by Mumford & Sons mean?

While you may begin listening to the fifth track on Wilder Mind wondering whether or not it's sponsored by tobacco companies, you'll soon find out that the cryptic title "Just Smoke" has a bit more depth and a little bit more pain associated with it than you'd have expected. Additionally, a rousing chorus filled with harmonies, major chords, and powerful synth propel this song to a level of excitement not yet heard on this album. The song is fairly complicated, despite the lyrics being largely literal, but the message is a valuable and worthwhile perspective on a broken relationship. Mumford sings about his misplaced faith in young love and how it wasn't strong enough for him. The song is the story of the heart-breaking process of ending a relationship built on young love.