Cigarettes, Coffee & Booze Albums Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
Scott McCaughey
Original Band
The Minus 5

Albums

Title Artist Label Type Year
Sex, Food, Death... and Tarantulas Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3 Yep Roc Authorized 2007

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock with Minus 5 Key Club Los Angeles California US February 25, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock with Minus 5 Coach House San Juan Capistrano California US February 24, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock with Minus 5 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach California US February 23, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock with Minus 5 Slim's San Francisco California US February 27, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Komedia Brighton England UK January 23, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock with Minus 5 Crocodile Café Seattle Washington US March 04, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock w/ The Minus 5 BBC Radio 2 London England UK July 25, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock Studio C: CNET Headquarters San Francisco California US February 28, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Loppen Copenhagen Denmark July 04, 2006
Minus 5 Dingwalls London England UK July 10, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Scala London England UK January 25, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock with Minus 5 Doug Fir Lounge Portland Oregon US March 03, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock BBC Radio 2 - Mark Radcliffe Show London England UK January 24, 2006
Red Locust Frenzy Shepherds Bush Empire London England UK November 22, 2005
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Academy II Birmingham England UK January 20, 2006
Minus 5 Colchester Arts Centre Colchester England UK July 11, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 The Clarendon Guesthouse Theatre Katoomba New South Wales Australia October 19, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 The Famous Spiegeltent Melbourne Victoria Australia October 16, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 The Grand Central Melbourne Victoria Australia October 20, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland Ohio US November 12, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 The Gov Adelaide South Australia Australia October 14, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Rescue Rooms Nottingham England UK January 21, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Junction Cambridge England UK January 22, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Fleece and Firkin Bristol England UK January 26, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 Phoenix Exeter England UK January 27, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 secret gig in unknown London location London England UK January 31, 2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Manchester University Manchester England UK January 13, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Smith's Olde Bar Atlanta Georgia US March 20, 2007

Lyrics

Your mama knew it and now you know it too.
Across the kitchen table she barely looked at you.
The paperbacks were piled up;
she read them all right true,
saying "All you really need: cigarettes, coffee and booze."

Your mama knew it.
Now I know it too.
All you really need: cigarettes, coffee and booze.

And if i go to Houston, I'll find your daddy's grave.
I'll thank him for the sunshine that dragged me from the cave.
I'll ask him to forgive me for being such a screw.
I'll tell him that I'll always be in love with you.

I'm not frozen back in time;
time fall forwards in a line.
The spread of ashes, the sting of lime,
the floating mold, the stain of wine.
Next thing you know, situation is lose-lose.
When all you really need: cigarettes, coffee and booze.

You barely had a family.
It's lucky when you can believe in something bigger and hold it in your hand.
It's smaller then a breadbox, more fragile than a plan.
No different than a seabird rotting in the sand.
Rotting in the sand.