Breakfast at Tiffany’s: Deep Blue Something

It’s always slightly deflating to find your taste in music isn’t shared by the critics. I clicked on the Wikipedia entry for this song whilst googling the lyrics and discovered that when it was released back in 1995 Tom Sinclair of Entertainment Weekly called it “possibly the year’s most innocuous single ….distressingly prosaic pop from a wimpy-sounding Texas quartet”.

Oh well.

I could, I suppose, quickly backtrack and go for my original choice for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday prompt of ‘break’. My first thought had been ‘When Love Breaks Down’ by Prefab Sprout, but you know what? I don’t actually care what Entertainment Weekly’s reviewer thought. I like this song better than the Prefab Sprout one. It’s got a nice jangly guitar, it mentions one of my favourite films, and I remember listening to it on Hallam FM a lot in the mid-nineties, when I worked in an off-licence (or a liquor store depending on which side of the pond you’re reading this).

Listening to this song takes me back to days of when I knew the PLU codes for Jacobs Creek, the difference between sherry and British fortified wine, and had regular arguments with teenagers about ID which went something like this:

I AM over 18! Why do you think I’m not 18? Why?!

Hmm, just a wild guess – but maybe because you’re buying three bottles of alcopop with a pile of 10p pieces which I’ve just seen your mates in school uniform giving you right outside the shop? 

I worked there for a year and a half. I learned how to cash up in 5 minutes flat, jump up and down in the Biffa bin to crush the cardboard boxes, and how to recognise underage drinkers, shoplifters and alcoholics the minute they walked into the shop. Life lessons you don’t forget in a hurry. Anyway, have a good week everybody, and here’s the lyrics:

You’ll say, we’ve got nothin’ in common
No common ground to start from
And we’re falling apart
You’ll say, the world has come between us
Our lives have come between us
Still I know you just don’t careAnd I said what about Breakfast at Tiffany’s?
She said I think I remember the film
And as I recall I think, we both kind o’ liked it
And I said well that’s, the one thing we’ve got

I see you, the only one who knew me
But now your eyes see through me
I guess I was wrong
So what now?
It’s plain to see we’re over
And I hate when things are over
When so much is left undone

And I said what about Breakfast at Tiffany’s?
She said I think I remember the film
And as I recall I think, we both kind o’ liked it
And I said well that’s, the one thing we’ve got

You’ll say, that we’ve got nothin’ in common
No common ground to start from
And we’re falling apart
You’ll say the world has come between us
Our lives have come between us
Still I know you just don’t care

And I said what about Breakfast at Tiffany’s?
She said I think I remember the film
And as I recall I think, we both kind o’ liked it
And I said well that’s, the one thing we’ve got

And I said what about Breakfast at Tiffany’s?
She said I think I remember the film
And as I recall I think, we both kind o’ liked it
And I said well that’s, the one thing we’ve got

And I said what about Breakfast at Tiffany’s?
She said I think I remember the film
And as I recall I think, we both kind o’ liked it
And I said well that’s, the one thing we’ve got

 

Writer Todd David Pipes, lyrics reproduced from A-ZLyrics.com

 

16 thoughts on “Breakfast at Tiffany’s: Deep Blue Something

  1. I never cared what the critics say either. And the guy from entertainment weekly? Pfft.

    I enjoyed this song then and now. It’s held up because it’s still played on the radio. Always good for a sing along.

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  2. You are definitely not the only one who loves this song. It was on a mixed tape and I listened to it every time it came on the radio. There’s just something about it, isn’t there? Thanks for sharing it! I’d actually forgotten all about it! 😉

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