Afternoons & Coffeespoons

Album: God Shuffled His Feet (1993)
Charted: 66
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  • What is it that makes me just a little bit queasy?
    There's a breeze that makes my breathing not so easy
    I've had my lungs checked out with x rays
    I've smelled the hospital hallways

    Someday I'll have a disappearing hairline
    Someday I'll wear pajamas in the daytime

    Times when the day is like a play by Sartre
    When it seems a book burning's in perfect order,
    I gave the doctor my description
    I tried to stick to my prescriptions

    Someday I'll have a disappearing hairline
    Someday I'll wear pajamas in the daytime

    Afternoons will be measured out
    Measured out, measured with
    Coffee spoons and t.s. Eliot

    Maybe if I could do a play-by-playback
    I could change the test results that I will get back
    I've watched the summer evenings pass by
    I've heard the rattle in my bronchi

    Someday I'll have a disappearing hairline
    Someday I'll wear pajamas in the daytime

    Afternoons will be measured out
    Measured out, measured with
    Coffee spoons and t.s. Eliot

    Afternoons will be measured out
    Measured out, measured with
    Coffee spoons and t.s. Eliot Writer/s: BRAD ROBERTS
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • The Kid Who from Ne UsaThis song, for whatever reason, always gave me an optimistic feel. In spite of some ailment of the moment, this young singer had confidence that he will become old some day, and that day will be grand by its own measure, enjoying coffee in the afternoon in his pajamas.

    Thank for the music…
  • AnonymousAgree with Richard Murphy! Havent heard this song in 20 years, it came up on shuffle today, immediate thought of today's world and pandemic
  • Richard Murphy from BostonJust a random thought- this song could be the Coronavirus anthem. The person is suffering from a congestive ailment. He spends his days in pajamas and reading and dreading the end of life. Interesting in these times to find these lyrics
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