Champagne bubbled up through the neck of the bottle,
And sweet sounds came out through the radio.
It was John Coltrane.
God damn it, I love John Coltrane!

You danced across the living room floor,
And you kissed me once and then you kissed me some more.
You had your arms wrapped around my neck and it felt real fine,
And then your ankle knocked up against mine.
And resonating in my bones
Was the precise crisp drumming of Mr. Elvin Jones.
God damn it, I love John Coltrane!

Lyrics submitted by sendthestars, edited by jtk1993

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    Lyric CorrectionChampagne bubbled up through the *neck* of the bottle,
    And sweet *sounds* came out through the radio.

    Looks like these lyrics got nicked from here:…
    mrgrimmon December 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentGreat song about a hipster who is too into his John Coltrane to appreciate the moment and focus his attention on his partner. I hate to admit it, I have been this guy many times, including when listening to the Mountain Goats.
    aristotelianon September 28, 2016   Link
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    General CommentThis seems like a somewhat-rare TMG song that is completely blissful (a lot of his 'happy' songs have sad under-skins). The singer is in love and because of this, he loves everything around him.
    Widdershinon March 15, 2018   Link

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