"Cup Of Coffee" as written by Douglas Elwin Erickson, Shirley Ann Manson, Steve W. Marker and Bryan David Vig....
You tell me you don't love me over a cup of coffee
And I just have to look away
A million miles between us
Planets crashing to dust
I just let it fade away

I'm walking empty streets hoping we might meet
I see your car parked on the road
The light on at your window
I know for sure that you're home
But I just have to pass on by

So no of course we can't be friends
Not while I'm still this obsessed
I guess I always knew the score
This is how our story ends

I smoke your brand of cigarettes
And pray that you might give me a call
I lie around in bed all day just staring at the walls
Hanging round bars at night wishing I had never been born
And give myself to anyone who wants to take me home

So no of course we can't be friends
Not while I still feel like this
I guess I always knew the score
This is where our story ends

You left behind some clothes
My belly somersaults when I pick them off the floor
My friends all say they're worried
I'm looking far too skinny
I've stopped returning all their calls

And no of course we can't be friends
Not while I'm still so obsessed
I want to ask where I went wrong
But don't say anything at all

It took a cup of coffee
To prove that you don't love me

Lyrics submitted by Nevers0ul

"Cup of Coffee" as written by Shirley Ann Manson Douglas Elwin Erickson

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +2
    General CommentSure the song is about a broken heart, but the things she describes can only really be understood by someone who goes through a bad breakup after a long relationship. ("I now for sure that your home, but I just have to pass on by") This song personifies that sinking feeling in your stomach when you see something of your ex's (You left behind some clothes My belly summersaults when I pick them off the floor"), or a blindsided by a memory of them. In addition it shows how we rarely went to know exactly why a relationship failed, but would rather preserve that person in our mind as they were
    Aciduson June 09, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentYou don't necissarily have to have had a bad break up after a long relationship. Just the feeling of being in love with someone when suddenly all of that comes to a crashing halt. When I bought this CD, at the same time I had the biggest heartbreak I have yet come to encounter and I related so well to this song. Just everything about it, because though we weren't exactly "together" we were something and I had things of his that when I touched them my heart broke and I used to have to drive by his house and sometimes I would see his light on. It was an all too weird experience to perfectly relate to this song.
    prettylittlethingon July 01, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think this song does a superb job of describing not the sadness of a breakup, but the emptiness and hopelesness you feel. Rather than talking about crying her eyes out and so on, it's more like, she is so disinterested in everything that she just lives life like a robot. Staring at the walls, going to bars and sleeping with anyone. It's so true to life. And the whole wishing you'd never been born. that's a big one.
    uncletrosson October 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is good, but sooo depressin... i love it anyways.
    SpIlLsKiSsEson April 28, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song hurts to listen to. u can tell she really feels it
    steve-o27on October 13, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Hanging round bars at night wishing I had never been born/
    And give myself to anyone who wants to take me home" -Some of the best lyrics ever. She doesn't sugar coat anything does she.
    cecelia1979on August 05, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"I'm walking empty streets hoping we might meet"

    I do this every time I'm home for Xmas, Easter etc. I just walk around town at night, hoping to bump into a guy I used to know.

    I'm so lame.
    morethanadreamon July 18, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNothing new to add to this just my personal experience with the song. The line that hit me the hardest was "I lie around in bed all day just staring at the walls" because I was literally lying in bed staring at the ceiling trying not to think of the person when it played. It's such a true song that it's easy to relate too. Oh and this song has one of my favorite sounds, violins playing backwards.
    notworthlovingon November 29, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentahhh heartbreak. its a disease.. or a cure? its something toxic.. cause i know this feeling that this song brings. its like that hope you still cling to but in your heart of hearts YOU KNOW its NEVER going to happen, no matter how much you wish. Also. "And no of course we can't be friends" its sickening how the people who dump us still want to be friends - As if it was really that easy.. and it hurts that its that easy for them but you cant just do that.. its too hard. anyways.. found this song about 5 years ago and its just now reckoning in me/my life.
    lemona9on November 21, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSameoldtune, this song is not about the holocaust, fuck off.
    RedDollShoeson September 02, 2010   Link

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