Sheer Caffeine

Sheer Caffeine

© 2008 Bryce Black

 

Alarm clock squawking at the break of day
My eyes won’t open but I need that pay
My plugs won’t fire and my idle’s too lean
Gonna have to make it on sheer caffeine

[Chorus:
Sheer caffeine, sheer caffeine
Might give you the jitters and make you mean
If you can’t get up a head of steam
You’re gonna have to make it on sheer caffeine]

Somehow I am able
to stumble to the table
where I fumble for the label
and I open the can
That earthy brown aroma
could wake me from a coma
As it fills my humble home
I wait with cup in hand
for

[Chorus]

All across the nation
The sound of percolation
fills the air in preparation
for another day
Perpetually tired
employees getting wired
out of fear of getting fired
if they do not say
YES to

[Chorus]

Way down in parts Latino
where they grow that coffee bean-o
some starvin’ campesino’s
sweatin’ as he picks
to keep the wheels of commerce turnin’
all the spendin’ and the earnin’
depend on gringos yearnin’
for their daily fix
of…

[Chorus]

Every day you got to shake it
if you cannot fake it
You’re gonna have to make it
on sheer caffeine