I sit in judgement on the market square.
I have my favourite table and I have my chair.
Natives are friendly and the sun flies high.
All kinds of crazy waiters ? they go drifting by.

Come, sit with me and take decaf designer coffee.
Come, laugh and listen as the ragamuffin children play.
Lame dog and a black cat, now, they shuffle in the shadows.
You got cappuccino lip on a short skirt day.

Hours last forever in the Calliandra shade.
Conversation going nowhere and yet, everywhere.
Kick off those sad shoes and let the bare toes tingle.
Slip off the shoulder strap: loosen the thick black hair.

Electric afternoon and shrill cellphones are mating.
Lame dog is dreaming, dreaming of a better life
Where bed is fluffy pillows, table scraps are filet mignon
Flicked indiscreetly by the lazy waiter's knife.

Copyright: BMG Rights Management

"Calliandra Shade (The Cappuccino Song)" Ian Anderson
Ian Anderson - Calliandra Shade (The Cappuccino Song)
Ian Anderson - Calliandra Shade (The Cappuccino Song)
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Calliandra Shade - Ian Anderson song by Andrea Vercesi
Calliandra Shade the coffee song.
Ian Anderson Rupi's Dance Album (2003)
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