Guilty Pleasures

Coffee, Computers, and Song

© 1991 Stephen Savitzky. CC-by-nc-sa.

This was actually written in realtime--I finished it at about 2am after everyone else had gone to bed.

Lyrics [pdf]

D Dsus2 D
Now the  wife has gone out for the  eveni ng;
The  kid's fast asleep in  her  bed;
head for the back room,  turn out the lights,
A7 D
New i deas racing into my  head.
D5 D G
And I  know that I ought to  be  stronger,
D A7
And I  know that it just ain't  right,
But my  guilty pleasures are  calling
D A7 D
And it's  gonna be a  long dark  night!
I have  guilty pleasures and
   back-room treasures
D A7 D
  To  keep me happy all night  long
The  devil take wine,
  loose  women and crime
A7 D
Give me  coffee, computers and  song!

inst. break
G(D\up5) G5 G D5 D A7 D G D5 D A7 D
Now some men fancy loose women
that they pick up in sleazy old bars;
Some find escape in the juice of the grape,
Some go racing in stolen fast cars.
But just give me a tape of old folksongs,
Black coffee as strong as it gets,
A hot CPU and a program or two
And a fast line onto the nets.

There's a two-meg stack of fresh net-news,
Some mail that I ought to reply
The last chunk came in this evening
Of a game I've been meaning to try.
Then maybe a round of debugging
There's always something else wrong,
If I don't fall asleep at the keyboard,
I might just write a new song.

Well the wife went to bed around midnight;
The kid'll be up before dawn.
I might crash at my desk about lunch-time,
But for now I'll just keep hackin' on.
Now some men fall for fast women,
for other the bottle's a curse;
For me it's hot coffee and hacking,
And I can't tell you which one is worse.

G(D\up5) A(D\up7) D(A*\up6)

This song actually was written in realtime somewhere between midnight and 3am.

Whistle works well on this one.