James Neilson Graham

James Neilson Graham

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Folk - Alternative | Calw, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Total Song Plays: 1,201   
Member Since: 2014
   Last Login: 7/16/2018
   Sounds Like: Unique

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Song Description

Love song to a cafe

Story Behind the Song

Yes, there are cafes in the Icelandic hinterland

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Broadjam Member Reviews

James Neilson Graham has the talent to be a force in Folk/Americana. His retro poetic lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies are both interesting and unpredictable.

    - Robert Dellaposta - Broadjam Pro Reviewer
Lyrics

1. Oh! Café Valny, what are you to me?
For sure you're more than a cup of tea.
Oh! Café Valny, your décor's so twee,
You're an island in a stormy sea.
Oh! Egilsstadir's invading my brain.
If it isn't blizzards it's freezing rain.
The ice is cracking under my feet.
Come on there, Valny, turn up the heat!

2. Oh! Café Valny, I love your stew,
Picks me up when I'm feeling blue.
Oh! Café Valny, is it really true
What they say about me - and you?
I know I'm drifting from pillar to post.
You've got the coffee that I love the most.
Oh! Café Valny, take it from me,
I'm going to love you eternally!

3. Oh! Café Valny, just passing by.
It's time this old hobo got dry.
Oh! Café Valny, a sweet lullaby -
It's what I need, I need, I need before I die.
By the grace of Buffy Sainte-Marie,
Give me a taste of your hot coffee.
Oh! Café Valny, take it from me,
I'm going to love you eternally!

Words and music copyright 2009 James Neilson Graham

Song Length
4:32
Genre
Folk - Alternative
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Composed, Endearing

Subject Matter
Unrequited Love, Sadness

Similar Artist
Kurt Weill
Language
English

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