Coffee, cigarettes and card games

Coffee, cigarettes and card games

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Always hiding out
In my black sweater
But you said you liked it better
When I showed off my curly hair
A sense of innocence
In your dark brown eyes
When I lost my train of thought
You came through with advise

And when we were bored
We went to play a game
I always let you choose
Knowing the answer would be the same
I guess that one's you favourite
Knowing the fun that you had
Though you still forgot the rules
There's no way I could be mad

A cup of coffee in your hands
And a focused look on your face
A bit of clumsiness
But it's a charm in some ways
Yeah, it's a charm in some ways

Coffee, cigarettes and card games
I always wonder what's on your mind
'Cause I don't know what it means
When you smile at me like that
And I'm always feeling awkward
When I try to start a chat
But just to let you know I don't mind this at all
And if you see me trip, know you're the reason that I fall
But just to let you know I don't mind this at all
And if you see me trip, know you're the reason that I fall

Got my head in the clouds
Because we made our own
When we smoked out in the garden
Just me and you alone
We looked up to the sky
A darkness formed by shades of blue
Not good at conversating
But you always pulled me through

A cup of coffee in your hands
And a smile on your face
A bit of naivety
But it's a charm in some ways
Yeah, it's a charm in some ways

Coffee, cigarettes and card games
I always wonder what's on your mind
'Cause I don't know what it means
When you smile at me like that
And I'm always feeling awkward
When I try to start a chat
But just to let you know I don't mind this at all
And if you see me trip, know you're the reason that I fall
But just to let you know I don't mind this at all
And if you see me trip, know you're the reason that I fall

Guess I fell for you
And I don't know what to do
Guess I fell for you
But you don't know, do you?
Guess I fell for you
And I don't know what to do
Guess I fell for you
But you don't know, do you?

Coffee, cigarettes and card games
I always wonder what's on your mind
I always wonder what's on your mind

And I guess I fell for you
But you don't know, do you?



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Comments

metalfoot's picture

That's a really great lyric. The image of coffee and cigarettes and card games--- the simple mundane things -- as what lead to falling in love.

ChariotBaldwin's picture

If you want some constructive feedback, i think the lyric is too long.

I like the story but it takes too long to get there. Coffee, cigarettes and card games is a very catchy theme/concept, but you have to want the listener to get back to that and belt the chorus out with you

If you challenge yourself to remove 25% of the lyrics (something i learnt from a songwriting teacher) OR pull out the 25 strongest lines .... you might see the gold that i can see in this song. If you want me to help you with this (lyrically), let me know and we can be joint collaborators and then you can try and find someone to musicify this if you want. Ping me back via 5090 profile page. Smile