Starbucks

 

Finally! She said she’d go out with you! This date is the beginning of the best part of your life. You can start planning your honeymoon! Naming your kids! Shopping for the perfect house with that perfect picket fence.
But, wait... You’ve been sitting here for 30 minutes now. Yes, people can be late but this is getting ridiculous. Offensive. Did this perfect woman just stand you up? Did she get a better offer? Screw her! You’re outta there! What a Jerk! Wait… Phone message: She’s leaving Starbucks because you never showed up. Huh?

 
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Starbucks
   

She said she would go out with me for a cup of coffee.
I said it would be my treat since she read my short story.
She’s so beautiful I can’t believe that we’re even talking,
but whenever we talk she smiles at me and that’s the only thing that’s important.

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I’m at the place we said we’d meet Starbucks on Main near 3rd
I know I got here a bit early but don’t want to be late for my best girl.
How ‘bout a Cancun honeymoon in late June With a view of the ocean from our room.
I see a house on a ridge and a couple of kids Running through the kitchen and into the fridge.
A daughter, a son, another one in the womb, There’s a lot to be done, I hope she gets here soon.
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Well, it’s raining out, she must be running late. She took her time to get ready, man, she’s gonna look great.
She got all dressed up for me I wonder what she decided to wear.
A soft black skirt, a cotton shirt, flowers in her hair.
Maybe a strapless dress and leather boots, lacy underwear.
Her college sweatshirt be just fine. When’s she gonna get here it’s almost nine.
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I’m gonna get some food so I don’t look dumb, I’ll be occupied with something when she finally comes.
I know we said Starbucks at eight. I guess I’m just nervous since it’s our first date.
But is it really a date? What if she thinks We’re just a couple of friends going out for drinks.
She really only did me a favor. What if she didn’t read my intended behavior?
She said she’d be happy to read my story. What if she found my story boring?
What if she’s not coming at all? The stupid girl didn’t even call.
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I’m sitting at Starbucks, picking at my scone.
Sitting at Starbucks looking stupid, all alone.
G–D–G–A
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Nah, she would never be like that
There must be something wrong, as a matter of fact.
Unless, I misjudged her qualities.
I bet she thinks she’s too good for me.
I bet she wouldn’t let me kiss her feet.
She only dates rich pro athletes.
How can she treat people this way?
One day that girl’s gonna pay.
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Well, I’m not gonna stick around and wait For that prissy, pretentious, pompous fake.
As I got up to leave the store My pager buzzes as I reach the door.
This crappy phone makes so much noise, But, through the crackle I hear her voice.
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Her message says:
I’ve been waiting at Starbucks, but you haven’t shown.
Sorry I missed you, but I've been here a while now, I’m going.

G–D–G–A
G–D–Bm-E
   

I realized there’s another Starbucks on Main It’s just one block down, I ran through the rain
and saw her car at the light, but the light turned green. I ran as fast as I could. I doubt she heard my scream.
When they pulled me out from under the bus, They said, “I’m sorry, son. Got any last words for us?”

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Yes, I do.
There’s too many Starbucks, cluttering our streets.
Too many Starbucks, doesn’t anybody sleep?
How many latte’s can one coke addict eat?
Too many Starbucks, from now on I’m going to Peets.

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