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Jan. 14th, 2004 | 01:03 pm
mood: crazycrazy
music: Leonard Nimoy - The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins


Instant Coffee Commitment
by Triple Entendre

(Trouble brewing extended version)


Our eyes met in the breakroom
as we held our trembling paper cups
reaching desperately for what we both need
but never really waking up.
instant coffee commitment
a promise and a hug
too bad there's only just enough
to halfway fill my mug
I could practice divination
if I only had the grounds
to put on a smile and wait a while
-- it's no better than it sounds.

let's pretend nothing can hurt us
in our poly-styrene foam
keep the lid on tight, between your thighs
at least 'til you get it home
instant coffee commitment
a promise lifts you up
anticipation of a high
you find can barely measure up
warm droplets running slowly
down the side of my ugly mug
show I've lost control of my mortal soul
in favor of my favorite drug
"forget your artificial sweetness
and give me some sugar, baby!
milk it, for what it's worth!
(and something begins to stir)
a hollow, plastic agitation
pointing at us with both barrels
(this is surely the last straw)
staring into the blackness
as our future grows cloudy..."
You bit her, you bought her
when you're bitter it's no bother
you've left a ring
on important things
and now the babies have a father
instant coffee commitment
a promise lifts you up
too bad there's only just enough
to halfway fill my cup
Now I'm sittin' in your kitchen
thinkin' 'bout our new addition
my coffee's black
until you come back
you're a woman of omission

the rain percolates the dusty grounds
of a barren patch of yard
it's a muddy reflection of your soul
still, I'm loving you -- so far.
instant coffee commitment
a promise lifts you up
too bad there's only just enough
to halfway fill my cup
When I look into the future
I am scared of what's to come;
now I'm growing old, and my coffee's cold
though I'm better off than some.
instant coffee commitment
a promise lifts you up
too bad there's only just enough
to halfway fill my cup
instant coffee commitment
a promise lifts you up
too bad there's only just enough
to halfway fill my cup
...too bad there's only just enough
to halfway fill my cup....
[slow fading sound of pouring the last bit of coffee from a carafe into a mug]


inspired by bealluc

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terriblelynne

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from: terriblelynne
date: Jan. 14th, 2004 11:15 am (UTC)
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Wow. That's really nice.
And sorry about your current song. I was drunk with my own power...

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Triple Entendre

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from: triple_entendre
date: Jan. 14th, 2004 11:20 am (UTC)
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Thanks! And yes, Bilbo is your fault.

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terriblelynne

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from: terriblelynne
date: Jan. 14th, 2004 11:28 am (UTC)
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I'm sorry...but sometimes when something is very disturbing, I simply can't be there by myself, you know?

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Triple Entendre

all memes-y were the badgers

from: triple_entendre
date: Jan. 14th, 2004 12:37 pm (UTC)
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I understand. Sometimes when it's really badger just hafta take an idea a badger and run with it. Otherwise it will just badger you until you it's too badger badger badgered.

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Chef Monkey

Re: all memes-y were the badgers

from: chefmonkey
date: Jan. 14th, 2004 05:53 pm (UTC)
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terriblelynne

Re: all memes-y were the badgers

from: terriblelynne
date: Jan. 15th, 2004 08:37 am (UTC)
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Um, now, THAT ain't right.
If you want more than ain't right, check out my last entry for the month of August.

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Chef Monkey

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from: chefmonkey
date: Jan. 14th, 2004 06:46 pm (UTC)
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Always a glutton for punishment, I had to find and download this. More disturbing, I must offer up the following filename:
    "Leonard Nimoy - Ballad of Bilbo Baggins.mov" (6428328 bytes)
And what's more useless than the sports section? You got it!
    "Leonard Nimoy - Ballad of Bilbo Baggins 2.mov" (9813494 bytes)
You know how to use Google. Get to it!

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JP Sugarbroad

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from: taral
date: Jan. 14th, 2004 11:47 am (UTC)
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Wow, that's really cool... Now it needs a melody.

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Triple Entendre

It sorta has one

from: triple_entendre
date: Jan. 14th, 2004 11:56 am (UTC)
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Think John Denver meets Jane's Addiction.

Thing is, I don't know how to transcribe or create music, whether it's in my head or not. But I might come back to it later with some blunt instruments.

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Re: It sorta has one

from: nobodobodon
date: Jan. 14th, 2004 02:21 pm (UTC)
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I think you know enough people that know how to make music that this will become a song soon enough if you want it to.

I want it to.

Maybe I'll make it happen. I really dig it.

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liquidmoon

a stranger's opinion :)

from: liqthemoon
date: Jan. 14th, 2004 08:29 pm (UTC)
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(and something begins to stir)
a hollow, plastic agitation
pointing at us with both barrels
(this is surely the last straw)

That's my favorite part.

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