Tuesday, December 15, 2020

New Song!: "This Coffee Is Going Right Through Me"

This song was inspired by remembering a bit of New Castle, Pennsylvania USA slang from the 1980s wherein a group of friends laughing and having a good time were said to be busting balls, presumably because one could laugh so hard that one could figuratively blow out one's testicles (this likely never happened literally so from what I remember the girls used this term as well).  Since the rest of the world would only think of busting someone's balls (i.e., making fun of someone), that phrase didn't make it into the song, but it did remind me of long nights of youth drinking coffee and laughing with friends at one of the area greasy spoons.  This led to a song wherein the speaker (singer?) reminisces about how the years have flowed through him like coffee through an old man's bladder.  The lyrics aren't terribly profound or poetic, but they do the job (hey, it's a song inspired by the phrase "busting balls"--aside from the alliteration in the phrase; don't expect Shakespearean wordplay).  The lyrics are below.  It's the same deal as always.  If you like a song, then feel free to cover it if you're in a band or whatnot.  I love to hear covers of my songs, so please let me know about your version.  If you start making money, then send me a check/we can work out a deal.  Similarly, if you want to use a song for your Youtube video or whatnot, then just let me know.  It's usually fine by me unless it's a commercial product or whatnot (and then it's likely fine as well--I just want my cut).  Find out first though.  Write me at wredfright ATATAT yahoo DOTT com.

I used to hang out with you when no one else would.
Now you pretend you don't know me.  Darling, you're no damn good.
We used to stay up all night drinking coffee,
laughing so hard, I thought it would make me pee

This coffee is going right through me.

I don't hold grudges.  I just pack them away,
put them on the shelf and take them out on some rainy day.
That's how I came to think of you this morning.
I was drinking coffee, and it was pretty boring.

I decided to look online to see if you were alive or dead,
even though you've been dead to me for years, except for in my head.
Still, I was sad to see that you were truly gone,
all the time we could have been drinking coffee and having fun.

Written December 2020
Recorded December 2020

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