Coffee Homeground

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 Crippin, lipstick-smeared
Torn wallpaper, have the walls got ears
Here?
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
(put me in a six foot plot)
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
Well, maybe you are 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

Pictures of Crippin, lipstick-smeared
Torn wallpaper, have the walls got ears
Here?
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
(put me in a six foot plot)
With your hemlock on the rocks

 

1978 by Kate Bush Music/EMI Music Publishing Ltd.

 

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