"Coffee" as written by and Nick Sanborn Ellie Greenwich....
True, it's dance, we know the moves
The bar, the dip, the woo
Though the words are true
The state is old news

Wrap me in your arms
I can't feel it but
Wrap me in your arms
I can't feel it but

Get up, get down
Get up, get down
Feel the turn of rotation
And stop, see the next one waiting
Get up, get down
Get up, get down
Get up
Sentiment's the same but the pair of feet change

I know my words will dry upon the skin
Just like a name I remember hearing
Wild winter, warm coffee
Mom's gone, do you love me?
Blazing summer, cold coffee
Baby's gone, do you love me?

Wrap me in your arms
I can't feel it but
Wrap me in your arms
I can't feel it but

Get up, get down
Get up, get down
Feel the turn of rotation
And stop, see the next one waiting
Get up, get down
Get up, get down
Get up
Sentiment's the same but the pair of feet change

Get up, get down
Get up, get down
Feel the turn of rotation
And stop, see the next one waiting
Get up, get down
Get up, get down
Get up
Sentiment's the same but the pair of feet change

My baby does the hanky-panky
My baby does
My baby does the hanky-panky
My baby does

My baby does the hanky-panky
My baby does
(Rock me)
My baby does the hanky-panky
My baby does

Get up, get down
Get up, get down
Feel the turn of rotation
And stop, see the next one waiting
Get up, get down
Get up, get down
Get up
Sentiment's the same but the pair of feet change


Lyrics submitted by lisasonoda, edited by antaresiv, Ramengurl, Harrisun, walzjenna

"Coffee" as written by Ellie Greenwich Jeff Barry

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  • +3
    General CommentI believe these are the correct lyrics:

    True, it's a dance, we know the moves
    The bow, the dip, the woo
    Though the words are true
    The state is old news

    Wrap me in your arms
    I can't feel it, but
    Rock me in your arms
    I can't feel it, but

    Get up, get down
    Get up, get down
    Feel the turn of rotation and stop
    See the next one waitin'

    Get up, get down
    Get up, get down
    Get up
    Sentiment's the same, but the pair of feet change

    I know my woes will dry upon the skin
    Just like a name I remember hearing
    Wild winter, warm coffee
    Mama's gone, do you love me?
    Blazing summer, cold coffee
    Baby's gone, do you love me?

    Wrap me in your arms
    I can't feel it, but
    Rock me in your arms
    I can't feel it, but

    Get up, get down
    Get up, get down
    Feel the turn of rotation and stop
    See the next one waitin'

    Get up, get down
    Get up, get down
    Get up
    Sentiment's the same, but the pair of feet change

    Get up, get down
    Get up, get down
    Feel the turn of rotation and stop
    See the next one waitin'

    Get up, get down
    Get up, get down
    Get up
    Sentiment's the same, but the pair of feet change

    My baby does the hanky-panky
    My baby does
    My baby does the hanky-panky
    My baby does

    My baby does the hanky-panky
    My baby does
    (Rock me)
    My baby does the hanky-panky
    My baby does

    Get up, get down
    Get up, get down
    Feel the turn of rotation and stop
    See the next one waitin'

    Get up, get down
    Get up, get down
    Get up
    Sentiment's the same, but the pair of feet change
    walzjennaon April 14, 2015   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think this song is about a girl who is having multiple one night stands or relationships that don't mean anything to her. " wrap me in your arms, i can't feel it but..."
    Possibly because she's still hung up on her past.
    "I know my woes will dry up on my skin, Just like a name I remember hearing, wild winters, warm coffee"
    this person only wants to love but it's not possible because it's all the same to her. "Get up get down, the sentiments the same but the pair of feet change"
    She still has the same feelings but tries to find someone else.
    At the same time her former lover is sleeping around with other women. " My baby does the hanky panky"
    This is just my interpretation but in general i feel like it's a woman who is being nostalgic and is trying to cope with a lost love.
    Farneareron October 08, 2014   Link
  • +2
    My Interpretationthis songs about the mediocracy of "love", people hear the same words over and over again as they go through relationships. Eventually the words begin to mimmick a cup of coffee, keeps you awake and alive for the time being but once the rush is gone youre gonna need another cup.
    someone11on February 17, 2016   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSong Exploder (the podcast) has an episode about this song, it's about falling in love the second time.

    Basically that you have all these same feelings, and that you realize that love is a repeatable process. While you have these feelings with someone new, that the chemical process going on isn't any different.
    Bluuron April 24, 2016   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think this song is about someone who falls in love often. It's a familiar pattern. Meet someone, sleep with them, they leave, and "the feet change"- someone else comes in. And so on, on rotation.
    morikahjo1on September 25, 2017   Link

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