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Squeeze — Black Coffee In Bed
Album: Singles - 45's And Under
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Released: 1980
Length: 5:59
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There's a stain on my notebook where your coffee cup was
And there's ash in the pages, now I've got myself lost
I was writing to tell you that my feelings tonight
Are a stain on my notebook that rings your goodbye

Oh, now she's gone
And I'm back on the beat
A stain on my notebook
Says nothing to me

Oh, now she's gone
And I'm out with a friend (out with a friend)
With lips full of passion
And coffee in bed

(Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
(Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)

With the way that you left me, I can hardly contain
(Hardly contain)
The hurt and the anger and the joy of the pain
(Joy of the pain)

Now knowing I'm single, there'll be fire in my eyes
(Fire in my eyes)
And a stain on my notebook for a new love tonight
(New love tonight)

Oh, now she's gone
And I'm back on the beat
A stain on my notebook
Says nothing to me

Oh, now she's gone
And I'm out with a friend (out with a friend)
With lips full of passion
And coffee in bed

(Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
(Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)

Oh, now she's gone
And I'm out with a friend (out with a friend)
With lips full of passion (ooh)
And coffee in bed

(Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
(Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)

Oh, from lips without passion to the lips with a kiss
There's nothing of your love that I'll ever miss
The stain on my notebook remains all that's left
Of the memory of late nights and coffee in bed
Of the memory of late nights and coffee in bed

Now she's gone
And I'm back on the beat
Oh, a stain on my notebook
Says nothing to me

Oh, now she's gone (now she's gone)
And I'm out with a friend (out with a friend)
With lips full of passion (ooh)
And coffee in bed

(Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
(Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)

Now she's gone (black coffee in bed)
And I'm back on the beat (black, black coffee in bed)
A stain on my notebook (black, black, black coffee in bed)
Says nothing to me (black coffee in bed)

Now she's gone (black, black coffee in bed)
And I'm back on the beat (black, black, black coffee in bed)
A stain on my notebook (black coffee in bed)
Says nothing to me (black, black coffee in bed)

(Black, black, black) Oh, coffee in bed
(Black) coffee in bed
(Black, black coffee in bed)
(Black, black, black coffee in bed)

(Black coffee in bed)
(Black, black coffee in bed)
(Black, black, black coffee in bed)
(Black coffee in bed)
(Black, black coffee in bed)
(Black, black, black coffee in bed)
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Senior year of high school, first year of college. Long time ago. Memories of women long since drifted away.
Only 15 comments and the first from November 2019 - has this track only recently hit the RP turntables?
In my first year of university my room-mate had finished his exams early and had moved out. He owned a bitchin' sound system and was the only person in our University residence with a CD player. When he moved out he left me alone with a tape cassette player and this tape. Any song from this album reminds me of studying for finals in my 1st year of university
 MattRudely wrote:
The worst song on the album. But hey, that's RP! Keep it up!
 
Wrong - "Slap and Tickle" is the worst song on the album .... and "Slap and Tickle" is a good song.
Love Squeeze! Thank you for playing my favorite song! 
The worst song on the album. But hey, that's RP! Keep it up!
why does this song drag on and on...?
One of my favorites -
Is anyone else annoyed that the bass sounds out of tune?
Fun fact: Elvis Costello and Paul Young sing backup ("black, black, coffee in bed"). 
Coffee is a crap way to wake-up in the morning.
It makes your teeth turn brown, creates nasty coffee breath, is addictive (something many coffee drinkers are in denial about) and makes the drinking crabby if they don't get their coffee when they want it. Addictions are not worth having. A month without coffee, and the brain will stop demanding it.

Thank you Squeeze. Gifford and Tilbrook know how to put together a decent tune. Their singles album is a fine listen.
I keep hearing "out with her friend," which makes me wonder if his coffee is as cold as his heart. ;-)
 Lyndont wrote:

It’s so crap nobody has bothered!
 
Hum i just love this band, and this song, so you are now wrong 
People were comparing them to the "next Beatles!"
 Laptopdog wrote:
What, no comments?!
 
It’s so crap nobody has bothered!
What, no comments?!