Thank You for Hearing Me: The Definitive Sinéad O'Connor Discography

“Black Coffee”

Composed by P. F. Webster/S. Burke

1 version

3:21

Am I Not Your Girl? album
Sinéad O'Connor compilation album
Trente Hits Incontournables compilation album
Alle 30 Goed compilation album
All the Best compilation album

Lyrics

(Source: Am I Not Your Girl?)

I'm feelin' mighty lonesome,
Haven't slept a wink.
I walk the floor and watch the door,
And in between,
I drink black coffee.
Love's a hand-me-down broom.
I'll never know a Sunday
In this weekday room.
I'm talkin' to the shadows
One o'clock to four.
And Lord, how slow
The moments go
When all I do is pour
Black coffee.
Since the blues caught my eye,
I'm hangin' out on Monday
My Sunday dreams to dry.
Now a man is born to go a-lovin,'
A woman's born to weep and fret,
To stay at home and
Tend her over
And drown her past regrets
In coffee and cigarettes!
I'm moonin' all the mornin'
And mournin' all the night.
And in between, it's nicotine
And not much heart to
Fight black coffee.
Feelin' low as the ground,
It's drivin' me crazy,
This waiting for my baby
To maybe come around.
I'm feeling' mighty lonesome,
Haven't slept a wink.
I walk the floor and watch
The door, and in between,
I drink black coffee.
Since my gal went away,
My nerves have gone to pieces
And my hair's turnin' gray.
I'm talkin' to the shadows,
one o'clock to four.
And Lord, how slow
The moments go
When all I do is
Pour black coffee.
Love's a sorry affair.
I know where all the blues are
'Cause baby, I've been there.
Now a man is born to
Love a woman,
To work and slave to
Pay her debts.
And just because
He's only human,
To drown his past regrets
In coffee and cigarettes.
I'm moonin' all the mornin'
And mournin' all the night.
And in between, it's nicotine
And not much heart to
Fight black coffee.
Feelin' low as the ground,
It's drivin' me crazy,
This waiting for my baby
To maybe come around.

Musicians

Credits

Arranged and conducted by Torrie Zito

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