"Coffee Girl" as written by Robert Baker, Gordon Downie, Johnny Fay, Joseph Paul Langlois and Robert Gordon Sinclair....
It's hard to leave your bed
The cool and hard summer sheets
Hangover hanging on by the fangs
Walk to work on wild feet
Get to the back door
Look around then turn the key
Turn all the lights on
Take down the chairs and make things neat

Hey there Coffee Girl
Beautiful and disaffected
It was all perfect till
He came along and wrecked it

Your favorite mixed tape
You popped it into the deck
Don't care if it's out of date
Ol' cat power and classic Beck
Beware purveyors of cool
With their compacts of one
Talking cannons to fool
When all you need's a BB gun

Hey there Coffee Girl
Beautiful and disaffected
It was all perfect till
He came along and wrecked it

One night he'll make you choose
I'm sorry but he will
The hardscape or your shoes
When the moon's behind the hill

Hey there Coffee Girl
Beautiful and disaffected
It was all perfect till
He came along and wrecked it
Hey there Coffee Girl
Hey Coffee Girl
Hey there Coffee Girl
Hey there Coffee Girl


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"Coffee Girl" as written by Johnny Fay Gordon Downie

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing

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    General Comment I think this song is him remembering an old romance... As a teeanger or young adult working INS coffee shop and falling for a girl, but obviously there was another guy in her life. I love the line " it was perfect till he came along and wrecked it"
    Hiplove24on July 19, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningThe lyrics dance around the subject of vulnerability. Young women in 'hip' (*cough* white *cough*) neighbourhoods are given all kinds of overt and/or coded signals to imply that they are SAFE because of the supposed values of the predominate culture or sub-culture in through which they travel but "when the moon's behind the hill" they are not safe. "Perfect" was a comforting illusion. There is also some meaning in the outside observer tone of the lyrics. Is this coming from a customer who just thinks about the lives of the people who serve him coffee in this depth for no particular reason? Is it a stalker? A protector? This is not given away.
    MartinH4on August 22, 2016   Link

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