I gave up coffee and cigarettes
I hate to say it hasn't helped me yet

I thought my problems would just dissipate
and all my pain would be in yesterday

I poured my booze all down the kitchen drain
and watched my bad habits get flushed away

I thought that that would keep my head on straight
and all my pain would be in yesterday

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But it's true
I'm still blue
But I finally know what to do
I must quit
I must quit
You

I thought that if I didn't go and play
the sadness would get bored and go away

I thought that if I didn't go astray
that all my pain would be in yesterday

[CHORUS]

I sold my guitar and my piano
I thought that it was these that kept me low

I thought if only I could try and change
that all my pain would be in yesterday

[CHORUS]

I must quit
I must quit
You



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  • +2
    General CommentI dont even think that this girl is in a relationship with the man she loves i think that shes in love with him but its getting her nowhere..and i think she desperately wants something to happen but its never going to and its breaking her heart so she has to give him up before her heart breaks even more.
    Assshhon August 28, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is brilliant. Its great how she manages to show her coming the realisation that leaving the person she's with is what she needs to do. It shows that shes tried everything else eventhough she knew deep down that she just had to let go.
    wolf cubon April 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about pain and deep depression.sometimes you try everyting you can to make things better,but you finally realise there is only one thing that can really rescue you.beautiful song
    peyton July 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentshes trying to get over him but nothing seems to be working for her. she realizes that she must get over this guy because hes causing her all this pain .
    great song.
    stfu_mauraaaon December 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere's this girl, and she loves this boy with all her heart, with everything she has, basically every fiber of her being. But he's not good for her, and she knows it. She's given up everything else; coffee, cigarettes, drugs, music, her guitar, bad habits, even things that make her happy, all to see if they're the ones that are making her blue. But in the end, her heart is still breaking, and she realizes that it's actually the one thing, the one person, that she loves more than anything else in the entire world, that is breaking her heart. But she's not angry and she's not bitter, she just knows what she has to do.
    BadgerMilk06on April 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's terribly sad, how this woman loves a man so much that she's willing to get rid of everything else in her life, because she refuses to believe that it's the man who is responsible for her sadness. But, eventually she does realize that there's nothing else she can give up, only him, and only them she will be whole. Michelle's voice on this is so sad & lovely, I can't listen to it enough.
    sammmmanthajon January 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnother great song by Michelle Featherstone. The lyrics hit home big time!
    chrisguzman16on March 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't believe no one comments on this,actually on michelle's lyrics in general.
    I don't feel like deciphering this song right now,i kow what it means just too lazy to type it haha
    But i do looooooove this line

    "I thought that if I didn't go and play
    the sadness would get bored and go away"
    shakelly_blackmouthon July 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti kind of agree - she's so chronically unhappy in her relationship but she cares for him so much she tries to get rid of everything else...it's not so much getting over him, it's just leaving the relationship.
    because she realises the relationship is bringing her down and she needs to finish it.
    claireyleaon November 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI saw a repeat of the One Tree Hill episode this was featured in today and remembered how much I love this song.
    WOW. It really hits home because I've suffered from depression and a bad relationship...at the same time. For the relationship, I tried to do everything I could think of too before I finally admitted to myself it was the relationship causing the problem.
    I just rememebered today how much I love this song so I had to comment.
    latemornings36on April 08, 2010   Link

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