"Afternoons & Coffeespoons" as written by and Brad Roberts....
What is it that makes me just a little bit queasy?
There's a breeze that makes my breathing not so easy
I've had my lungs checked out with X rays
I've smelled the hospital hallways

Someday I'll have a disappearing hairline
Someday I'll wear pyjamas in the daytime

Times when the day is like a play by Sartre
When it seems a bookburning's in perfect order
I gave the doctor my description
I've tried to stick to my prescription

Someday I'll have a disappearing hairline
Someday I'll wear pyjamas in the daytime

Afternoons will be measured out
Measured out, measured with
Coffee spoons and T.S. Eliot

Maybe if I could do a play-by-playback
I could change the test results that I will get back
I've watched the summer evenings pass by
I've heard the rattle in my bronchi...

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"Afternoons and Coffeespoons" as written by Brad Roberts

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    General CommentIn case anybody didn't know, this song is based on the poem 'The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock', by T.S. Eliot, which is a great poem and I suggest you all go read.
    BlueAndStarryon April 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about going on a cocaine binge and waking up in another country.
    bradleybon February 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHaha yeah -- the cocaine theory gets my vote
    Cherub Rockon February 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentits something about his lung operation or somehting
    scottecooperon July 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWell I can totally agree with BlueandStarry. Unfortunately, the poem made little sense to my peasant mind. Any insider info on the poem which the song is based would be great.
    pinbackon August 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about a smoker who is dying of lung cancer.
    ashen_rainbowon August 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe narrator is a young hypochondriac imagining his old age and ultimate death (by lung cancer?) and borrows a lot from the prufrock poem - or at least has a lot of allusions to the poem. he seems like he's wondering if he should quit smoking - he should. it has nothing at all to do with cocaine. i think the play by sartre he is talking about is *no exit.*
    moikon September 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt has obvious links with "...Love Song..." and is simply a song about growing old. The protanganist is talking about growing old and not necessarily in a negative way, but more of a matter-of-fact kind of way, resigned acceptance, kind of way.
    Hippias_Rexon March 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHippias Rex, bingo!!!
    bharat_on July 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe poem is about a man who feels out of place. He spends his days wandering about the seedy part of town, and then goes to a tea party of some sort. At the tea party no one will listen to him, and even if he said "I am Lazarus, come back from the dead to tell you all" the women would look at him and say "that's not what we were talking about." it's just generally about his love life/lack there of.
    alifranroyon February 18, 2007   Link

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