"No Looking" as written by Victoria Aspinall, Georgina Birch, Ana Paula Da Silva and Richard Dudanski....
He put sugar in his coffee
He stirred coffee with a teaspoon
He poured milk into sweetened coffee
He lifted the cup up to his lips
He drank coffee 'til was empty
He put cup back onto saucer
Without looking at me
He took cigarette from his packet
He lit cigarette with his matches
He blew smoke rings with the smoke
Without looking at me
Without talking to me
He put his hat onto his head
He put raincoat 'cos it was raining
Oh he did have no umbrella
And he left in the rain
Without looking at me
Without talking to me
Silently no looking at
Speaking leaving me
Without looking
Talking silently
No looking
Leaving without going
No looking at me no looking at me
No looking at me no looking at me
No no looking no no looking
No no looking at me...

Lyrics submitted by hotsoupwoman

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  • +1
    General CommentI always imagined it was strangers in a coffee shop or something.

    But I just thought what if it's in a home?
    eleventyon July 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song.. the way it's put together is genius- at first you don't even notice how introcate the wording is(or notice they're words in general) til you really listen.
    I definitely think it's about an encounter with a stranger
    supervixenPgrrlon August 26, 2012   Link
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    General Comment<3
    ILOVEYOULOLon June 17, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is a translation of the poem "Breakfast" by Jacques Prévert.

    With that being said, I think the song discusses a father and child relationship. As in, the father and child see each other in public every now and then, but the father hasn't and doesn't want any sort of relationship with his child, and will even go so far as to not even look at them in public.

    I guess it could also mean a lover who wants nothing but sex and leaves without saying anything, or a child leaving their home for some reason (like war or just in anger). But the father and son (or daughter) aspect is how I interpreted it.
    imitationbagelon March 03, 2015   Link

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