The pop gem is finally complete. I coulda had it done sooner, but there are two things that I'm not very good at that stood in my way:
1. not procrastinating
2. playing the drums
Just to catch you up to speed--a little over two weeks ago, I asked my audience to give me a subject for Calvin's pop gem. All I had in mind was that it was going to be about a girl. I was going to think up a bunch of questions to try and get a picture of what I should write it about. Thankfully, Alex had a plot in mind that was complete the way it was.
girl works at the coffee shop, and the narrator nurses the idea that
the girl loves him because she is always nice to him and knows his
order, even though in his heart he realizes that it is her job to be
nice to him and know his order because that's how coffee shops get
schleps like himself to come in every day and spend that much on coffee.
The middle section could be when he encounters her at a bar or some public place and tries to strike up a conversation and she doesn't know who he is (being out of context) and even when she does, she kinda blows him off to talk to her friends. needless to say, his heart is broken
ending: he goes into the coffee shop after staying away a week and she says, I'm so sorry I didn't recognize you the other night yadda yadda and the spell is once again cast"
So whoomp here it is. It's called "Customer Service". It's in the key of A. There's a key change during the bridge. There are backup vocals. Length--3:30. Pop. Gem.
Lyrics after the jump
I was going to put lyrics after the jump, but I'm still figuring out how to do that. I put "split extended entry" where I wanted my page break, but it's still not working. Also my formatting's effed up. As technologically challenged as I am, I'm going to blame typepad until I figure this out. Anyway, here are the lyrics:
I think of the smell of coffee brewin'
each time I think of your face
and I know you wonder what the hell I'm doing
each time I come into this place
on the surface, I know I look nervous
but you used to give the worst customer service
until the day you remembered my name
and I noticed things weren't quite the same
then when I saw you
out of our element at the club
you didn't even know who I was
it was just like something
right outta the end of The Breakfast Club
at least I know where I stand and thanks for the snub
they say that there's no education in the second kick of a mule
so forgive the stress but this coffee's the best a
nd I already felt like a fool
but then you explain
you really did remember my name
you had alcohol and fear on the brain
cause the next day there was a plane
that you were supposed to catch
and a shady plan a man wanted to hatch
he'd already arranged for the trip
you had to find a safe way to give him the slip
and now you'll be getting a really huge tip
as your spell is cast all over again