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Ever since I heard a comedian sing a passionate love song about her hoover, I wanted to something that would have an obviously potent style, and sound driven and classic, but have a humorous edge, and also cartoon black humour.

This is the second of a number of coffee songs - and rather rarely for a Squid & The Krakens (our music features interruptions/interjections and dramatic pauses) Caffeine Lover keeps going at pretty much the same speed for the whole track, so you can even dance to it!


You got my heart racing down the street
It went so quick it tripped over my feet
They asked me why I was speeding again.
I said, Just listen to me. I can explain.

Caffeine lover kept me up all night
Caffeine lover - you make it alright.
Caffeine lover you’re too fast for me.
But I’d rather drink you than decaf tea.

You got my brain buzzing out of my head
I’ve lost my mind and I LIKE it, I said.
I don’t feel empty and I don’t feel blue
But when I get it back I want some words with you.

Caffeine lover kept me up all night.. (etc)

You got my body out of the grave
You said, "Well you’re alive, but you need to bathe..and
It's time for breakfast in bed"
And then I opened my mouth, and I said…

Caffeine lover kept me up all night.. (etc)


from The Flying Coffee Machine, released February 29, 2016
Lyrics and song by Squid

Main vocals and Keys: Squid
Guitar: Daniel Devilson
Drums: Caro Sexyrubbersole

Recorded at Tigersonic Studio by Felix X-file Macintosh.
Mastered by Alan Emptage at One Louder Studio



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Angelus Marr/ Squid & The Krakens UK

Multi-genre experimental British Chinese composer/ songwriter projects with diverse influences folk, blues, jazz to Baroque, Classical, contemporary, Frank Zappa and Bjork. Music for film, cartoons, imaginations, for coffee cups, ink scribblers.. Warning, contains non sequiturs and ternary form. ... more

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