Alan Gillis (Gulliver)
A CUP OF COFFEE ft Ele Ivory
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A Cup of Coffee (Words and music by Alan Gillis)

Intro verse
I sat down to write a love song
Looking for some fresh ideas
Trying to write the same old story
But in a new way

Verse 1
I took my problem to the boy next door
He just moved in last week
He offered me a coffee then said
"Write about me. Why not write about me?"

I told him I hardly knew his name
He said "it's time you did -
Let's have another coffee we can
Pretend we're on a date - our very first date"

I swear the boy can read my mind
And I know he believes when I say
I've been looking for real love all my life
I found it today - I found it today.

Verse 2
I wanted inspiration
Looking for a spark of light
His very first line "would you like a coffee?"
Wrote the rest of my life - the rest of my life

Is this the way love happens
When you're looking the other way?
Creeping up behind when you least expect
The night to turn into day - steal your heart away

Repeat chorus

Now he's every song I write, a new song every day.
Who'd believe a cup of coffee would turn out this way?

Instrumental break

I found love today

© 2016
Short Song Description:
Girl meets boy love song.
Story Behind the Song:
Finally, I got round to having a female version of this song produced. I'm really pleased that Ele agreed to sing it for me.
Lyric Credits: Alan Gillis
Music Credits: Alan Gillis
Producer Credits: Chris Folsom - Underground Treehouse
Performance Credits: Ele Ivory
Song Length: 3:42
Primary Genre: Country-Contemporary
Secondary Genre: Country-Rock
Tempo / Feel: Medium Fast (131 - 150)
Lead Vocal: Female Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Falling in Love
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later