Coffee Homeground

Album: Lionheart (1978)
  • Down in the cellar
    You're getting into making poison.
    You slipped some on the side,
    Into my glass of wine,
    And I don't want any coffee homeground.

    Offer me a chocolate,
    No thank you, spoil my diet, know your game!
    But tell me just how come
    They smell of bitter almonds?
    It's a no-no to your coffee homeground.

    Pictures of Crippen
    Lipstick-smeared.
    Torn wallpaper.
    Have the walls got ears here?

    [Chorus]
    Well, you won't get me with your Belladonna, in the coffee,
    And you won't get me with your arsenic, in the pot of tea,
    And you won't get me in a hole to rot, with your hemlock
    On the rocks.

    Where are the plumbers
    Who went a-missing here on Monday?
    There was a tall man
    With his companion,
    And I bet you gave them coffee, homeground.

    Maybe you're lonely,
    And only want a little company,
    But keep your recipes
    For the rats to eat,
    And may they rest in peace with coffee homeground.

    [Chorus: x2]

    With your hemlock on the rocks.
    "Noch ein Glas, mein Liebchen?"*
    With your hemlock on the rocks.
    "Es schmeckt wunderbahr!"*
    With your hemlock on the rocks.
    "Und ?" Writer/s: KATE BUSH
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Zabadak from London, EnglandThis is a very funny record, er, about poisoning! The melody, however, is reminiscent of the theme to the UK TV series "Tales Of The Unexpected", half-hour vignettes which would feature a deadly, often ironic twist at the end.
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