Breakfast At Tesco

This morning I had breakfast at Tesco
I just had to leave the house last night
So I slept rough without a bed
Warmed myself around a cup of coffee
And consoled myself with bacon and egg

I found it was just not the same as your dry brown toast and your herbal tea
Your skinny body next to me, the cat miaowed and it sounded loud
He was draped around my shoulder, and while it was fun at twenty-one
Your way of life don’t suit me now I’m older
So this morning I had breakfast at Tesco

We came we saw we fell in love, our differences seemed very small
We thought love would conquer all, so very sure it would endure
But now we have to face the facts, there’s no use papering over cracks
When it’s the foundations that have crumbled
So this morning I had breakfast at Tesco

You were an earnest vegetarian, I was just a slob
You were earning fifty grand, I didn’t even have a job
I gave up meat, we had great sex, I wore contact lenses instead of specs
You baked bread, I put up shelves, we said we were both being ourselves
But I know that one of us was lying
That’s why this morning I had breakfast at Tesco

Yes, this morning I had breakfast at Tesco
I returned to being the carnivore I was so many years before
I chased away the guilt with strong black coffee
Then gorged myself with bacon and egg
Sausages, hash browns, grilled tomatoes, black pudding
Baked beans, and little button mushrooms
And fried bread, you never made fried bread
That’s why this morning I had breakfast…

© 2006 Bruford Low