Starfish And Coffee

Album: Sign O' the Times (1987)
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  • It was 7:45 we were all in line
    To greet the teacher Ms. Kathleen
    First was Kevin, then came Lucy, third in line was me
    All of us where ordinary compared to Cynthia Rose
    She always stood at the back of the line
    A smile beneath her nose
    Her favorite number was twenty and every single day
    If you asked her what she had for breakfast
    This is what she'd say

    Starfish and coffee
    Maple syrup and jam
    Butterscotch clouds, a tangerine
    And a side order of ham
    If you set your mind free, baby
    Maybe you'd understand
    Starfish and coffee
    Maple syrup and jam

    Cynthia wore the prettiest dress
    With different color socks
    Sometimes I wondered if the mates where in her lunchbox
    Me and Lucy opened it when Cynthia wasn't around
    Lucy cried, I almost died, you know what we found?

    Starfish and coffee
    Maple syrup and jam
    Butterscotch clouds, a tangerine
    And a side order of ham
    If you set your mind free, honey
    Maybe you'd understand
    Starfish and coffee
    Maple syrup and jam, oh oh

    Ooh, hoo

    Starfish and coffee
    Cynthia had a happy face, just like the one she'd draw
    On every wall in every school
    But it's all right, it's for a worthy cause
    Go on, Cynthia, keep singin'

    Starfish and coffee
    Maple syrup and jam
    Butterscotch clouds, a tangerine
    And a side order of ham
    If you set your mind free, baby
    Maybe you'd understand
    Starfish and coffee
    Maple syrup and jam, oh ho, oh
    la-la-la-la-la-la-laWriter/s: Susannah K. Melvoin, Prince Rogers Nelson
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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