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Friday, April 03, 2015

Just One More Cup of Coffee

When we met at that Starbucks
I didn't think it’d change my life
I didn't think I’d find a wife
but there you were.

Now we sit by the fireplace
in this home that we both share
in a love I’d never dare
dream would feel so pure.

Through the years so many memories
put smiles upon my face
and time will not erase
how you answered every prayer.

But lately you seem somewhere else
and the question that I see
have you lost interest in me,
do you have something to share?

Let’s have one more cup of coffee
and we’ll sort everything out,
like we did when we were new
and we didn't have a doubt,
let’s slow down and just remember
the dreams we made back when,
just one more cup of coffee
could make everything right again.

I know that time has changed my body
by it hasn't changed my heart
like I knew right from the start
and I let him lead the way.

What can I do to make you feel
the way you felt when you said yes
that excited hopefulness
grows fainter every day.

Perhaps there’s nothing I can do
to re-ignite that spark
where it now feels cold and dark,
something here’s amiss.

So we’re polite but we don’t face it
knowing something isn't right,
we fall asleep each night
without even trying to kiss.

Let’s have one more cup of coffee
and look each other in the eye,
fixing this might be painful
that doesn't mean we shouldn't try,
but if you've already decided
please don’t tease me with a lie,
just one more cup of coffee
then you can tell me goodbye.

28 comments:

  1. A sad song that sings it all--the chorus especially is so mournful, and so true.

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    1. Yes, I was trying to write a companion piece to Ray Price's "For the Good Times."

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  2. oh my, this is soooo sooo sad. all the pain, all the imploring to stay and work on it, turning into one cup of coffee :':

    The Befuddled Flatulent Blogger

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    1. Yes, I've been there. Thanks, Mosk

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  3. Aww..

    Let’s have one more cup of coffee
    and we’ll sort everything out,
    like we did when we were new
    and we didn't have a doubt...

    Too few people put this much effort into working it out these days when it is the done thing to walk away. We need more songs like this.

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    1. Thanks, I haven't written a song in a while, so I'm glad this worked out.

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  4. I love the same lines Kerry notes.....this is a beautiful song - I love its message and the hopefulness that one more cup of coffee and some talk can turn the tide. Loved it.

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    1. Thanks, I have been the hopeless optimist too.

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  5. Love this .. I can imagine one of the Nashville TV cast singing it! Oh yes.

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  6. So sad, but so good for a song!

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    1. Thanks, pop a bottle and sing along. :)

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  7. We started with a little hope. But then we see that our coffee drinker who gave the invitation is sensing that all is lost, just a small glimmer of hope still.
    I like it, really at lot, and would like to hear it sung. Perhaps a ballad, C&W maybe?
    ..

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    1. Exactly a C&W ballad. Thanks.

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  8. I love this, Mosk! I can totally her it.

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    1. From a musician like you, dis am a compliment. :) Thanks

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  9. This does have a country feel. The thread of hope seems to fade at the last cup of coffee. Nice work!

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    1. Yes, that sad lonesome one, hoping against hope that the inevitable doesn't come. Thanks!

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  10. Really good. I like this: Let’s have one more cup of coffee
    and look each other in the eye,
    fixing this might be painful
    that doesn't mean we shouldn't try,

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    1. Yes, sometime a good heart to heart can fix things. Thanks, Mosk

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  11. This made me cry. I thought it was going to be a celebratory love song at first, so the turn it took was heart-breaking. I want them to work it out! Maybe coffee will get the best of them and they will find their way back to each other after all. I have felt like the speaker in this poem feels, and i have made someone else feel this way too, at different times, so it really really spoke to me. I can picture Tom Rush or Mick Hucknall singing this; wow, would that be something.

    La la means back atcha Mosky. xox

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    1. Thanks for your kind words. Perhaps I was channeling Bobbie Cryner!

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  12. Gosh, I wrote something like this when I was breaking up with my second husband, (after 27 years)! You certainly made it feel real. I like the 'one more cup of coffee refrain.

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    1. Thanks for the validation! :) Mosk

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  13. Oh dear--terribly sad--great refrain. Thanks. k .(Manicddaily)

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    1. Thanks, I plan to record it soon. I appreciate your kindness.

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  14. great hook, instantly identifiable, and an authentic melancholy twang ~

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  15. You used that refrain so effectively, both in the music of this piece and the meaning. Very poignant, and something I think many of us can relate to.

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