Black Coffee Lyrics

k.d. lang


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, GUY WEBSTER/WEBSTER MUSIC
writers: Andre Staedter, Mirko Hensel
album: Track 6 in album Shadowland
release date: 1988-4-26
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length: 3:21
saxophone: Jim Horn
bass guitar: Harold Ray Bradley
guitar: Jimmy Capps
steel guitar: Buddy Emmons
drums: Buddy Harman
bass: Henry Strzelecki
electric guitar: Pete Wade
strings: The Nashville String Machine
piano: Tony Migliore
strings arranger: Bill McElhiney
producer: Owen Bradley
lyricist: Paul Francis Webster
composer: Sonny Burke

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I'm feelin' mighty lonesome
Haven't slept a wink
I walk the floor from nine to four
In between I drink
Black coffee
Love's a hand-me-down brew
I'll never know a Sunday
In this weekday room

I'm talkin' to the shadow
One o'clock till four
And Lord, how slow the moments go
And all I do is pour
Black coffee
Since the blues caught my eye
I'm hangin' out on Monday
My Sunday dreams to dry

Now man was born to go a lovin'
But was a woman born to weep and fret
And stay at home and tend her oven
And down her past regrets
In coffee and cigarettes

I'm moonin' all the mornin'
Moanin' all the night
And in between it's nicotine
And not much heart to fight
Black coffee
Feelin' low as the ground
It's drivin' me crazy
This thinkin' 'bout my baby
Might maybe come around
Come around

Track Listing

  • 1 Western Stars
  • 2 Lock, Stock and Teardrops
  • 3 Sugar Moon
  • 4 I Wish I Didn't Love You So
  • 5 (Waltz Me) Once Again Around the Dance Floor
  • 6 Black Coffee
  • 7 Shadowland
  • 8 Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes
  • 9 Tears Don't Care Who Cries Them
  • 10 I'm Down to My Last Cigarette
  • 11 Busy Being Blue
  • 12 Honky Tonk Angels' Medley: In the Evening (When the Sun Goes Down) / You Nearly Lose Your Mind / Blues Stay Away from Me