I've Died and Gone To Starbucks!

"I've Died and Gone To Starbucks!" first aired on March 4, 2008 on WCMT (Weakley County, TN). You can hear the Good Times In the Morning radio show weekdays from 7 to 9 a.m. on WCMT, 1410 AM, 100.5 FM, featuring Paul Tinkle and Chris Brinkley.

You can call in requests to (731) 588-1410 during the program. Hey, tell 'em you want to hear this song!

If you like this song, give this one a try, too...

Shut Up and Drive!


Chris Brinkley

Paul Tinkle


This page has been visited by at least Starbucks addicts and counting!


Song & (P) 2008 Larry Holder.
Photos courtesy of Ken Blankenship.
With acknowledgement of the registered trademarks, etc, of the following providers of the excellent coffee that keeps me buzzin': Starbucks and DoubleShot and maybe Breakfast Blend are trademarks of Starbucks Coffee Company. Others referenced in the original verse 2: Captain's Coffee is a trade/service mark of Seattle's Best Coffee (at UT Martin). Baroque DX is a trade/service mark of Baroque DX (Martin, TN). Barnes & Noble is a trademark of Barnes & Noble. Books-a-Million and Joe Mugg's Coffee are trademarks of Books-a-Million.


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Words and Music by Larry Holder

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(verse 1)
I need my morning coffee
Like the flowers need the sun
Without that jolt of java
This ol' dog ain't gonna run.
My fondest dream's a coffee bean
That's roasted golden brown
So fill it to the rim, my friend
Caffeine, don't let me down!

(Chorus)
I've died and gone to Starbucks
There's latte in the air
A double mocha, venti, please
With room for cream to spare.
My spirits quickly soarin'
With another cup o' joe --
I've died and gone to Starbucks
Have mercy on my soul!

(verse 2)
I'll have a cup of Breakfast Blend
To get an early start
And then some Kona coffee
Just to keep me feelin' smart.
A cup of cappuccino
Somewhere along the way
And how about a DoubleShot
To finish up my day!

(Chorus)
I've died and gone to Starbucks
There's latte in the air
A double mocha, venti, please
With room for cream to spare.
My spirits quickly soarin'
With another cup o' joe --
I've died and gone to Starbucks
Have mercy on my soul!

(verse 3)
I know there are some folks out there
Who say it's in my head
"Give up that habit, son" they say,
"Drink caffeine-free instead!"
Well, thanks for the advice;
I think I'll keep my normal brew
Just pour the highest octane
If it's all the same to you!

(Chorus)
I've died and gone to Starbucks
There's latte in the air
A double mocha, venti, please
With room for cream to spare.
My spirits quickly soarin'
With another cup o' joe --
I've died and gone to Starbucks
Have mercy on my soul!