Listen to Coffee and Conversation, lyrics and music by Peter Forêt
recorded at studioNINE

A blues-Gospel-jazz ballad featuring string quartet [2 violins, viola, cello] and a soulful tenor sax solo by René Lavoie.

It’s gettin’ late but this place looks open
And in a booth by the waitress station
I’ll assess my dire situation
And try to find my way
I guess I should order something
From that pretty girl over there and I’m aware that
She caught me staring
And now she’s coming this way

I don’t want her number but if she’d spare a little time
Some coffee and conversation would be just fine

Good evening darlin’
And, no, I’ve not decided yet
It’s sure been a night to forget
But for your pretty eyes
I’ve been sittin’ here thinkin’ about
Just what in the world I’m gonna do, is it true that
Maybe you’d have a thought or two
I could try on for size

Undying devotion is not what I have in mind
But coffee and conversation would be just fine

No good man should be cast away on an island in the middle of the sea
As his dreams sink like a stone
No good man should be locked away in a prison high atop a hill
Destined to live out his years alone

Wait, don’t go yet
I’ll have what he’s having over there
Won’t you please pull up a chair
And share your tender smile
I’ve been sittin’ here worryin’ about
What the future may bring
And I was just wondering, wondering
Can we talk awhile?

No ulterior motive, no funny business, no stupid  line
Just coffee and conversation, coffee and conversation,
Coffee and conversation would be just fine

Peter Forêt-guitar, lead vocal, songwriter/arranger
Dave Poulin-bass, producer
Peter Beaudoin-drums
Mark Ferguson-keys, trombone
René Lavoie-tenor saxophone
Ioan Harea-violin
Cendrine Despax-violin
Lisa Moody-viola
Valérie Despax-cello