Cranberry Coffee


I have to admit that I am a big fan of the Cranberries’ music. The song Zombie is a powerful one in my life. But this week Jim Adams’ challenge was to use a coffee themed song and Wake Up and Smell the Coffee fits. The song is the title song from the band’s fifth album.  The album was released in October 2001and sold 170,000 copies in the US album and 1,300,000 copies worldwide. Various band members have said the song is about waking up to realities, such as life isn’t all about work. It is a call to live in the moment, and also to take stock of your life.

Lyrics:

I, I went to hell

I might as well learn by my mistakes

I at twenty-four, was insecure, do whatever it takes

Come on and wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up

Shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up

It’s time, smell the coffee, the coffee

Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up

Shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up

This time, smell the coffee, the coffee

She’s only got one reason to live, this is your life

She’s only got one message to give, give it tonight

She’s so gorgeous, I’ll do anything

She’s so gorgeous, I’ll lose everything

Everything

Come on and wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up

Shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up

It’s time, smell the coffee, the coffee

Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up

Shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up

This time, smell the coffee, the coffee

She’s only got one reason to live, this is your life

She’s only got one message to give, give it tonight

She’s so gorgeous, I’ll do anything

She’s so gorgeous, I’ll lose everything

She’s so gorgeous, I’ll do anything

She’s so gorgeous, I’ll lose everything

Everything

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Dolores Mary O’riordan / Noel Hogan

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee lyrics © Juztol Ltd., Universal/island Music Ltd.


Padre

The Two of Us: Ben

 

This is a slightly weird take on Jim Adams’ challenge to write about a song which includes the lyrics, Couple/Together/Us.  The 1972 song (and the film it was the theme for) Ben, is along those lines.  It is a song about the relationship between a boy and a rat.  The film was the sequel to the 1971 horror flick, Willard.  The song on the Motown label reached Number One in the US, and 7th in the UK.  It also won a Golden Globe.

Padre

Lyrics:

Ben, the two of us need look no more
We both found what we were looking for
With a friend to call my own
I’ll never be alone, and you, my friend, will see
You’ve got a friend in me
Ben, you’re always running here and there
You feel you’re not wanted anywhere
If you ever look behind and don’t like what you find
There’s something you should know, you’ve got a place to go
I used to say I and me, now it’s us, now it’s we
I used to say I and me, now it’s us, now it’s we
Ben most people would turn you away
I don’t listen to a word they say
They don’t see you as I do
I wish they would try to’
I’m sure they’d think again if they had a friend like Ben
A friend like Ben
(Like Ben)
Like Ben
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Don Black / Walter Scharf
Ben lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management