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Starfish And Coffee
Recorded: April 20, 1986
Released: March 31, 1987
Album: Sign '☮' The Times (6th track)

Written by Prince & Susannah Melvoin.
© 1987 NPG Records, excl. 2 Legacy Recordings
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It was 7:45, we were all N line
2 greet the teacher Miss Kathleen
1st was Kevin, then came Lucy
3rd N line was me
All of us where ordinary compared 2 Cynthia Rose
She always stood at the back of the line
A smile beneath her nose
Her favorite number was 20
& every single day
If U asked her what she had 4 breakfast
This is what she'd say

Starfish & coffee
Maple syrup & jam
Butterscotch clouds & a tangerine
& a side order of ham
If U set ur mind free, baby
Maybe U'd understand
Starfish & coffee
Maple syrup & jam

Cynthia wore the prettiest dress with different color socks
Sometimes wondered if the mates where N her lunch box
Me & Lucy opened it when Cynthia wasn't around (Oh-ooh-oh)
Lucy cried, almost died (Oh-ooh-oh)
U know what we found

Starfish & coffee
Maple syrup & jam
Butterscotch clouds, a tangerine
& a side order of ham
If U set ur mind free, baby
Maybe U'd understand
Starfish & coffee
Maple syrup & jam
Oh, ooh
Starfish & coffee

Cynthia had a happy face
Just like the 1 she'd draw
On every wall N every school
But it's alright, it's 4 a worthy cause
Go on, Cynthia

Keep sayin' starfish & coffee
Maple syrup & jam
Butterscotch clouds, a tangerine
A side order of ham
If U set ur mind free, baby
Maybe U'd understand
Starfish & coffee
Maple syrup & jam
Oh, mmm (La la la...)
Oh, ooh (La la la...)
Oh, ooh (La la la...) (Starfish & coffee is love 4 the soul)
Oh, ooh (La la la...) (Starfish & coffee is love 4 the soul)
La la la la la


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