Triple Entendre (triple_entendre) wrote,
Triple Entendre
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I, um, accidentally wrote another song


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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