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i know this is a long shot, but i'm looking for songs that mention coffee or are about coffee. the only thing i can think of so far is "where do i begin?" by the chemical brothers.

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there are loads!!!!

You're So Vain

(Carly Simon)

You walked into the party

Like you were walking onto a yacht

Your hat strategically dipped below one eye

Your scarf it was apricot

You had one eye in the mirror

As you watched yourself gavotte

And all the girls dreamed that they'd be your partner

They'd be your partner, and

You're so vain

You probably think this song is about you

You're so vain

I'll bet you think this song is about you

Don't you? Don't you?

You had me several years ago

When I was still quite naive

Well, you said that we made such a pretty pair

And that you would never leave

But you gave away the things you loved

And one of them was me

I had some dreams they were clouds in my coffee

Clouds in my coffee, and

You're so vain

You probably think this song is about you

You're so vain

I'll bet you think this song is about you

Don't you? Don't you?

I had some dreams they were clouds in my coffee

Clouds in my coffee, and

You're so vain

You probably think this song is about you

You're so vain

I'll bet you think this song is about you

Don't you? Don't you?

Well, I hear you went up to Saratoga

And your horse naturally won

Then you flew your Lear jet up to Nova Scotia

To see the total eclipse of the sun

Well, you're where you should be all the time

And when you're not, you're with

Some underworld spy or the wife of a close friend

Wife of a close friend, and

You're so vain

You probably think this song is about you

You're so vain

I'll bet you think this song is about you

Don't you? Don't you?

Coffee and TV

(Blur)

Do you feel like a chain store?

Practically floored

One of many zeros

Kicked around bored

Your ears are full but your empty

Holding out your heart

To people who never really

Care how you are

So give me coffee and tv

History

I?ve seen so much

I?m goin blind

And I?m braindead virtually

Sociability

It?s hard enough for me

Take me away form this big bad world

And agree to marry me

So we can start all over again

Do you go to the country

It isn?t very far

There?s people there who will hurt you

Cos of who you are

Your ears are full of the language

There?s wisdom there you?re sure

?til the words start slurring

And you can?t find the door

So give me coffee and tv

History

I?ve seen so much

I?m goin blind

And I?m braindead virtually

Sociability

It?s hard enough for me

Take me away form this big bad world

And agree to marry me

So we can start all over again

So give me coffee and tv

History

I?ve seen so much

I?m goin blind

And I?m braindead virtually

Sociability

It?s hard enough for me

Take me away form this big bad world

And agree to marry me

So we can start all over again

Oh...we could start over again

Oh...we could start over again

Oh...we could start over again

Oh...we could start over again

Black Coffee

(Ella Fitzgerald)

I?m feeling mighty lonesome

Haven?t slept a wink

I walk the floor and watch the door

And in between I drink

Black coffee

Love?s a hand me down brew

I?ll never know a sunday

In this weekday room

I?m talking to the shadows

from 1 o?clock to 4

And lord, how slow the moments go

When all I do is pour

Black coffee

Since the blues caught my eye

I?m hanging out on Monday

My Sunday dreams to dry

Now a man is born to go a lovin?

A woman?s born to weep and fret

To stay at home and tend her oven

And drown her past regrets

In coffee and cigarettes

I?m moody all the morning

and mourning all the night

And in between it?s nicotine

And not much heart to fight

Black coffee

Feelin? low as the ground

It?s driving me crazy just waiting for my baby

To maybe come around... around

I'm waiting for my baby

To maybe come around

My nerves have gone to pieces

My hair is turning gray

All I do is drink black coffee

Since my man?s gone away

Another Cup of Coffee

(Mike and the Mechanics)

And she pours herself another cup of coffee

As she contemplates the stain across the wall

and it's in between the cleaning and the washing

That's when looking back's

The hardest part of all

And she always did her best to try and please him

While he always did his best to make her cry

And she got down on her knees to stop him leaving

But he always knew one day he'd say goodbye

Where are your friends

Where are your children

Is this your house

Is this your home

Does nothing ever last forever

Does everybody sleep alone

And he tears the business tags from his old suitcase

As he packs away the pieces of his life

They all love him but they always try to change him

That's what happens when a girl becomes a wife

And she pours herself another cup of coffee

As the pictures leave a clean space on the wall

and it's in between the leaving and the loving

That's when looking back's

The hardest part of all

Where are your friends

Where are your children

Is this your house

Is this your home

Does nothing ever last forever

Does everybody sleep alone

Don't look back

Don't give up

Pour yourself another cup

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Cigarettes And Coffee

Otis Redding

It's early in the morning

About a quarter till three

I'm sittin' here talkin' with my baby

Over cigarettes and coffee, now

And to tell you that

Darling I've been so satisfied

Honey since I met you

Baby since I met you, ooh

All the places that I've been around

And all the good looking girls I've met

They just don't seem to fit in

Knowing this particularly sad, yeah

Butr it seemed so natural, darling

That you and I are here

Just talking over cigarettes and drinking coffee, ooh now

And whole my heart cries out

Love at last I've found you, ooh now

And honey won't you let me

Just be my whole life around you

And while I complete, I complete my whole life would be, yeah

If you would take things under consideration

And walk down this hour with me

And I would love it, yeah

People I say it's so early in the morning

Ou, it's a quarter till three

We're sittin' here talkin'

Over cigarettes and drinking coffee, now, lord

And I'll like to show you, well

I've known nothing but good old joy

Since I met you, darling

Honey since I've met you, baby yeah

I would love to have another drink of coffee, now

And please, darling, help me smoke this one more cigarette, now

I don't want no cream and sugar

'cause I've got you, now darling

But just let me enjoy

Help me to enjoy

This good time that we'll have, baby

It's so early, so early in the morning

So early, so early in the morning

And I've got you

And you've got me

And we'll have each other

And we don't, we don't want nothing but joy, y'all

Nothing but joy...

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The Rapper

The Jaggerz

Hey girl, I betcha, there's someone out to get ya,

You'll find him anywhere, on a bus, in a bar, in a grocery store.

He'll say "excuse me, haven't I seen you somewhere before?"

Rap-a-rap-a-rap, they call him the Rapper.

Rap, rap, rap, know what he's after.

So he starts his rappin, hoping something will happen,

He'll say he needs you, a companion, a girl he can talk to,

He's made up his mind, he wants someone to sock it to.

(Chorus)

He's made an impression, so he makes a suggestion,

Come up to my place, for some coffee, or tea, or me.

He's got you where he wants you, girl you gotta face reality.

(Chorus)

Rap, rap, rap, call him the Rapper.

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Bob Dylan - One more cup of coffee (valley below)

(also ably covered by Robert Plant)

Your breath is sweet

Your eyes are like two jewels in the sky.

Your back is straight, your hair is smooth

On the pillow where you lie.

But I don't sense affection

No gratitude or love

Your loyalty is not to me

But to the stars above.

One more cup of coffee for the road,

One more cup of coffee 'fore I go

To the valley below.

Your daddy he's an outlaw

And a wanderer by trade

He'll teach you how to pick and choose

And how to throw the blade.

He oversees his kingdom

So no stranger does intrude

His voice it trembles as he calls out

For another plate of food.

One more cup of coffee for the road,

One more cup of coffee 'fore I go

To the valley below.

Your sister sees the future

Like your mama and yourself.

You've never learned to read or write

There's no books upon your shelf.

And your pleasure knows no limits

Your voice is like a meadowlark

But your heart is like an ocean

Mysterious and dark.

One more cup of coffee for the road,

One more cup of coffee 'fore I go

To the valley below.

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Coffee -- Copeland

There's plenty of time left tonight

I promised I'd have you home before daylight

We do the best we can in a small town

Act like big city kids when the sun goes down

[chorus]

If it's not too late for coffee

I'll be at your place in ten

We'll hit that all night diner

And then we'll see

There's so many things I have to say

I'll stay up all night to hear about your day

We do the best we can in a small town

Act like kids in love when the sun goes down

[chorus]

There's a love that transcends

All that we've known of ourselves

And I'll wait for it to come

I'll wait for it to come

Well it's got to be strong to touch my heart

Through its shell

And I'll wait for it to come

I'll wait for it to come

[chorus]

There's a love that transcends

All that we've known of ourselves

And I'll wait for it to come

I'll wait for it to come

Well it's got to be strong to touch my heart

Through its shell

And I'll wait for it to come

I'll wait for it to come down

The Coffee Song -- Frank Sinatra

Way down among Brazilians

Coffee beans grow by the billions

So they've got to find those extra cups to fill

They've got an awful lot of coffee in Brazil

You can't get cherry soda

'Cause they've got to fill that quota

And the way things are I'll bet they never will

They've got a zillion tons of coffee in Brazil

No tea or tomato juice

You'll see no potato juice

The planters down in Santos all say no no no

The politician's daughter

Was accused of drinking water

And was fined a great big fifty dollar bill

They've got an awful lot of coffee in Brazil

You date a girl and find out later

She smells just like a percolator

Her perfume was made right on the grill

Why they could percolate the ocean in Brazil

And when their ham and eggs need savor

Coffee ketchup gives 'em flavor

Coffee pickles way outsell the dill

Why they put coffee in the coffee in Brazil

So your lead to the local color

Serving coffee with a cruller

Dunking doesn't take a lot of skill

They've got an awful lot of coffee in Brazil

Two Beds And A Coffee Machine -- Savage Garden

And she takes another step

Slowly she opens the door

Check that he is sleeping

Pick up all the broken glass and furniture on the floor

Been up half the night screaming now it's time to get away

Pack up the kids in the car

Another bruise to try and hide

Another alibi to write

Another ditch in the road

You keep moving

Another stop sign

You keep moving on

And the years go by so fast

Wonder how I ever made it through

And there are children to think of

Baby's asleep in the backseat

Wonder how they'll ever make it through this living nightmare

But the mind is an amazing thing

Full of candy dreams and new toys in another cheap hotel

Two beds and a coffee machine

But there are groceries to buy

And she knows she'll have to go home

Another ditch in the road

You keep moving

Another stop sign

You keep moving on

And the years go by so fast

Wonder how I ever made it through

Another bruise to try and hide

Another alibi to write

Another lonely highway in the black of night

But there's hope in the darkness

You know you're going to make it

Another ditch in the road

Keep moving

Another stop sign

You keep moving on

And the years go by so fast

Silent fortress built to last

Wonder how I ever made it

Famous Last Words -- Billy Joel

Sitting here in Avalon, looking at the pouring rain

Summertime has come and gone and everybody's home again

Closing down for the season, I found the last of the souvenirs

I can still taste the wedding cake and it's sweet after all these years

These are the last words I have to say

That's why this took so long to write

There will be other words some other day

But that's the story of my life

There's comfort in my coffee cup and apples in the early fall

They're pulling all the moorings up and gathering at the Legion Hall

They swept away all the streamers after the Labor Day parade

Nothing left for a dream now, only one final serenade

And these are the last words I have to say

Before another age goes by

With all those other songs I'll have to play

But that's the story of my life

And it's so clear standing here where I am

Ain't that what justice is for?

Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn anymore

Stack the chairs on the table tops

Hang the sheets on the chandeliers

It slows down but it never stops

Ain't it sweet after all these years

And these are the last words I have to say

It's always hard to say goodbye

But now it's time to put this book away

Ain't that the story of my life

Musn't forget...Good Cup Of Coffee by Vance Gilbert :)

Clearly, I have nothing better to do...so I went coffee hunting. :)

Laura

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can't believe i forgot this one!! :doh:

Calling You

(Bob Telson, covered by my beautiful Jeff Buckley)

A desert road from Vegas to nowhere

Some place better than where you?ve been

A coffee machine that needs some fixing

In a little café just around the bend.

I am calling you.

Can't you hear me?

I am calling you.

A hot, dry wind blows right through me

The baby's crying, and I can't sleep

But we both know a change is coming.

Coming closer, sweet release.

I am calling you.

Can't you hear me?

I am calling you.

A desert road from Vegas to nowhere

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I'm glad no one mentioned my favorite coffee song...Java Jive by The Manhattan Transfer or the original by The Inkspots.

JAVA JIVE

I love coffee, i love tea

I love the java jive and it loves me

Coffee and tea and the java and me

A cup, a cup, a cup, a cup, a cup (boy!)

I love java, sweet and hot

Whoops mr. moto, i'm a coffee pot

Shoot the pot and i'll pour me a shot

A cup, a cup, a cup, a cup, a cup

Oh slip me a slug from the wonderful mug

And i'll cut a rug just snug in a jug

A sliced up onion and a raw one

Draw one -

Waiter, waiter, percolator

I love coffee, i love tea

I love the java jive and it loves me

Coffee and tea and the java and me

A cup, a cup, a cup, a cup, a cup

Boston bean (soy beans)

Green bean (cabbage and greens)

I'm not keen about a bean

Unless it is a chili chili bean (boy!)

I love java sweet and hot

Whoops mr. moto i'm a coffee pot (yeah)

Shoot me the pot and i'll pour me a shot

A cup, a cup, a cup (yeah)

Slip me a slug of the wonderful mug

'an i'll cut a rug just as snug in a jug

Drop a nickel in the pot joe

Takin' it slow

Waiter, waiter, percolator

I love coffee, i love tea

I love the java jive and it loves me

Coffee and tea and the java and me

A cup, a cup, a cup, a cup, boy!

And it's a fantastic sounding song, too.

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There was a popular country song by Tommy Shane Steiner called "What are we going to do about it". This song is often refered to as 'The Starbucks Song'. If you do a google search on 'The Starbucks song' that will lead you to other parodies of the song as well.

Lyrics:

OK, PICTURE THIS: I?M STANDING IN THE WORLD?S LONGEST LINE AT STARBUCKS

YOU KNOW THE ONE DOWN ON?.YEAH RIGHT THAT ONE.

ANYWAY, I?M STANDING THERE

I?M HALF ASLEEP, OF COURSE NO MAKE-UP ON

AND THIS GUY I?VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE TAPS ME ON THE SHOULDER

I TURN AROUND AND HE SAYS!

DID YOU KNOW THERE?S 35 STARBUCKS AND 3 MILLION PEOPLE IN ATLANTA

THE ODDS OF YOU AND ME BEING IN THE VERY SAME LINE ARE STAGGERING

IS IT COINCIDENCE OR IS THERE A POWER BIGGER THAN YOU AND ME

THAT MADE US BOTH CRAVE A THREE DOLLAR CUP OF COFFEE

HOW LAME IS THAT? AND THAT?S NOT THE END OF IT, BEFORE I COULD SAY ANYTHING HE GOES:

Chorus

HEY, HEY, HEY TELL ME CAN YOU FEEL IT

IT?S FILLING UP THE ROOM, THERE?S SOMETHING GOING ON

SEE THAT LITTLE SPEAKER IN THE CEILING

LISTEN REAL CLOSE IT?S PLAYING OUR SONG

LOOKS LIKE FATE HAS FINALLY FOUND US

IT?S GOT US SURROUNDED

SO TELL ME

WHAT WE?RE GONNA DO ABOUT IT

HE STARTED SINGING! THERE?S SOME STRANGE GUY IN STARBUCKS SINGING TO ME IN LINE.

EVERYBODY?S STARING I WAS SO EMBARASSED AND I?M THINKING WHO IS THIS FREAK!

I KNOW WHAT YOU?RE THINKING

YOU?RE THINKING MAN THIS GUY?S A TOTAL FREAK

YOU THINK THE CASE I?M MAKING FOR DESTINY IS A LITTLE WEAK

WELL YOU SHIRT IS YELLOW, MY SHIRT IS BLUE MY FAVORITE COLOR?S GREEN

PRETTY AMAZING IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN

WELL NO, I DON?T KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS! WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

Chorus

Bridge

COME ON NOW YOU HAVE TO ADMIT

WE COULDN?T HAVE WRITTEN A BETTER SCRIPT

WHAT A GREAT STORY TO TELL OUR KIDS

Chorus

TRUE STORY, I KNOW, I COULDN?T BELIEVE IT EITHER

WHAT DOES HE LOOK LIKE? WELL I?LL PUT IT TO YOU LIKE THIS:

I?VE GOT TO GO HE?S GONNA BE HERE ANY MINUTE. NO, I?M NOT KIDDING!

I?M SERIOUS, I?VE GOT TO GO, I?LL CALL YOU LATER

OKAY, BYE

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Black Coffee

by Lacy J. Dalton

Black Coffee, blue mornin'

Toast is burnin' and the rain keeps pourin'

Bad feeling I'm losing you

Black Coffee, green envy

Jealous of the way that you used to love me

Bad feeling I'm losing you

I don't know if I can live without you

I don't know if I can understand it

Don't know if I can, know if I can

If I could only think of one good reason

To make this crazy love affair worth leaving

Oh, you know that I would, you know that I would

Black Coffee, red warning

No good news in the news this morning

Bad feeling I'm losing you

I don't know if I can live without you

I don't know if I can understand it

Don't know if I can, know if I can

If I could only think of one good reason

To make this crazy love affair worth leaving

Oh, you know that I would, you know that I would

Black Coffee, blue mornin'

Toast is burnin' and the rain keeps pourin'

Bad feeling I'm losing you

I got this bad feeling I'm losing you

Black Coffee, blue blue feeling...

I've Found Someone Of My Own

by Free Movement

I got up this morning

While I was having my coffee

My woman came in

Sat down by my side

With tears in her eyes

She said, :I have a confession to make"

And I said, ?Woman,

Speak what?s on your mind?

She said, ?I found somebody new

To take your place?

I said, ?Don?t feel so all alone

I found someone of my own?

On those lonely nights

You left me all alone

Oh my new love would call

And comfort me on the phone

And I said, ?Woman

If that?s the way it?s gotta be,

Then darlin?

Don?t you worry ?bout me?

She said, ?I found somebody new

To take your place?

I said, ?Don?t feel so all alone

I found someone of my own?

I got up form the table

I reached down and wiped the tears from her face

I put out my cigarette

Turned and walked away

She said, ?I found somebody new

To take your place?

I said, ?Don?t feel so all alone

I found someone of my own?

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Behave, Rog, and that was the same song I was thinking of Unks (as well as Coffee and TV)! I didn't realise that is what it was called though :)

There's also:

All Saints - Black Coffee

The White Stripes - One more cup of coffee

Everlast - Black Coffee

Sinead O' Connor - Black Coffee

The Cranberries - Wake up and smell the coffee

Heavy D & the Boys - Black Coffee

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Tom's Diner-Suzanne Vega

In the Morning (Coffee Song)-Norah Jones (this one's very funny if you are a coffee addict, like me!) ::

I can't stop myself from callin'

Callin' out your name

I can't stop myself from fallin'

Fallin' back again

In the mornin'

Baby in the afternoon

Dark like the shady corners

Inside a violin

Hot like to burn my lips

I know I can't win

In the mornin'

Baby in the afternoon

I tried to quit you but I'm too weak

Wakin' up without you I can hardly speak at all

My girlfriend tried to help me

To get you off my mind

She tried a little tea and sympathy

To get me to unwind

In the mornin'

Baby in the afternoon

Funny how my favorite shirt

Smells more like you than me

Bitter traces left behind

Stains no one can see

In the mornin'

Baby in the afternoon

You're gonna put me in an early grave

I know I'm your slave whenever you call

I can't stop myself from callin'

Callin' out your name

I can't stop myself from fallin'

Fallin' back again

Fallin' back again

Fallin' back again

Fallin' back again

Fallin' back again

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When I first saw the subject of this thread the song that popped into my mind immediately is a theme song for a coffee brand here in the U.S., Chock Full O' Nuts. Most of us have heard the theme and I must admit it can become an earworm.

"Chock full o'Nuts is that heavenly coffee,

heavenly coffee, heavenly coffee

Chock full o'Nuts is that heavenly coffee,

Better coffee a millionaire's money can't buy."

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