I've written, at last count, too many songs about bees. I've also done a fair number about spiders, flies, and various other insects. But this-- I was leaving a comment on someone's song and I had to cancel it so I could use the line here.
Also, I'm under seven kinds of heavy duty stress, so the fun of International Strange Music Day is helping me fight the good fight.
Also, loosely*based on someone else's true story
you meet odd folk socially
or sometimes it's you who's the weirdo--
you don't know you're being impolite
or plain wrong over a social convention
a country's strong tradition
but still you're behaving poorly
like the time I was in Rome, and it was hot
we got shagged out walking around
my Roman friend asked if I'd like a coffee to revive me
Of course! I smiled, I'd heard great things about coffee in Rome
but hadn't had the chance yet
he said he knew a place
the best cup of coffee I'd ever taste
so we turned down a side street at 1pm
he led me in through a dark door
then down a winding staircase
we entered a strangely shaped room
lit with golden sconces that moved
I heard humming, and saw some folks dancing to soft music
they all wore the same outfits, they all talked at once
and let me tell you, it's not as much fun as you'd guess
being inside a hip hive coffeehouse
ordering a honey latte
and having the bees all diss me because I was supposed to order
espresso after 11am--
milk is considered breakfast food
the bees called me a baby, since I wanted milk so bad
in the afternoon
so I ordered an espresso with lemon
and fuck, yeah, it was gooood.
But those bees are still assholes.
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