No Shoes in the Coffee Shop
Hot Mulligan Lyrics


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Retrospect is best
I'll buy a camera to record some stuff
All I thought is that it could be fun

The question that came next
Is if my memories lead to stark regret
Well then, why would I watch?
For every crater on the moon
There's an empty beer around the room
Only wanted sleep
Could you show me my options?
Nothing left to drink
Holding on so the nausea might subside

So what then?
Do nothing for fear I'll remember what I've been
No prodigal son, maybe an inconvenience
Poison tends to taste sweet
Failures tend to think they know
What's good for themselves but then I see

For every crater on the moon
There's an empty beer around the room
Only wanted sleep
Could you show me my options?
Nothing left to drink
Holding on 'til the nausea breaks

Is this the punishment I've earned?
Relive who I've been when at my worst
Every single night
Looking for a distraction
Waiting for the sun to rise
Pretty sight for some hollow eyes

Peeling at labels, the minor stimulation keeps my mind up
Laying in bed there's a brave assumption I won't try to crawl out
Hiding my face when in public, let's avoid all confrontation
They say you can't force it, then how can I change myself?

The question that came next
Is if my memories lead to stark regret
Well then, why would I watch?

For every crater on the moon
There's an empty beer around the room
Only wanted sleep
Could you show me my options?
Nothing left to drink
Holding on 'til the nausea breaks

Is this the punishment I've earned?
Relive who I've been when at my worst
Every single night
Looking for a distraction
Waiting for the sun to rise
Pretty sight for some hollow eyes

Retrospect is best




It's always there so it can hold me back
From the things that I want

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Hot Mulligan's song "No Shoes in the Coffee Shop" reflect a sense of introspection and contemplation. The singer is reflecting on the idea of capturing memories through a camera and questioning the purpose of revisiting past experiences. They wonder if reminiscing will lead to feelings of regret and whether it is worth watching those memories unfold. The lyrics also touch upon themes of self-reflection, personal growth, and the struggles of navigating through life's failures.


The line "For every crater on the moon, there's an empty beer around the room" suggests a parallel between the physical emptiness of the beer cans and the emotional void and exhaustion felt by the singer. They long for sleep and seek options to alleviate their nausea, symbolizing their desire to escape or find solace in something.


The lyrics delve into the character's self-perception, addressing doubts and insecurities. They question their worth and the idea of being a inconvenience rather than a prodigal son. The mention of poison tasting sweet alludes to the deceptive allure of harmful patterns or behaviors that may seem desirable in the moment.


The chorus repeats the line about the craters on the moon and the empty beer cans, reinforcing the theme of emptiness and the search for relief. The final verse explores the singer's internal struggles, such as peeling away labels and seeking distractions to keep their mind occupied. They portray a desire to avoid confrontation and change oneself, yet they question how genuine this approach can be.


Ultimately, the lyrics convey the singer's yearning to break free from the hold of retrospect and find fulfillment in their present desires and aspirations.


Line by Line Meaning

Retrospect is best
Looking back on past events is easier


I'll buy a camera to record some stuff
I want to capture moments to remember


All I thought is that it could be fun
I only considered how enjoyable it would be


The question that came next
The next thought that arose was


Is if my memories lead to stark regret
Would reminiscing bring me intense regret


Well then, why would I watch?
In that case, why would I choose to recall?


For every crater on the moon
Just like each indentation on the moon's surface


There's an empty beer around the room
There's always an abandoned drink nearby


Only wanted sleep
I simply desired rest


Could you show me my options?
Can you guide me towards alternatives?


Nothing left to drink
No more beverages remaining


Holding on so the nausea might subside
Clutching onto hope that the sickness will lessen


So what then?
What should I do in this situation?


Do nothing for fear I'll remember what I've been
Should I refrain from acting out of concern for remembering my past self?


No prodigal son, maybe an inconvenience
I'm not a returning hero, perhaps just an annoyance


Poison tends to taste sweet
Toxic substances often seem appealing


Failures tend to think they know
Those who've experienced failure often believe they understand


What's good for themselves but then I see
What is beneficial for their own well-being, but then I realize


Is this the punishment I've earned?
Is this the retribution I deserve?


Relive who I've been when at my worst
Re-experience my lowest moments


Every single night
Each and every night


Looking for a distraction
Searching for something to divert my attention


Waiting for the sun to rise
Anticipating the arrival of morning


Pretty sight for some hollow eyes
A pleasant view, although my eyes lack depth


Peeling at labels, the minor stimulation keeps my mind up
Removing adhesive stickers, these small actions help keep me alert


Laying in bed there's a brave assumption I won't try to crawl out
While lying in bed, there's a false assumption that I won't attempt to escape


Hiding my face when in public, let's avoid all confrontation
Concealing my face in public, let's prevent any conflict


They say you can't force it, then how can I change myself?
People claim you can't coerce change, but how can I transform who I am?


It's always there so it can hold me back
Retrospection is constant, hindering my progress


From the things that I want
From attaining what I desire




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management
Written by: Brandon Blakely, Christopher Freeman, Nathan Sanville, Ryan Malicsi

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No Shoes in the Coffee Shop (Or Socks) Lyrics

Retrospect is best
I'll buy a camera to record some stuff
All I thought
Is that it could be fun

The question that came next
Is if my memories lead to stark regret
Well then why would I watch

For every crater on the moon
There's an empty beer around the room
Only wanted sleep
Could you show me my options
Nothing left to drink
Holding on so the nausea might subside

So what then
Do nothing for fear I'll remember what I've been
No prodigal son
Maybe an inconvenience
Poison tends to taste sweet
Failures tend to think they know
What's good for themselves but then I see

For every crater on the moon
There's an empty beer around the room
Only wanted sleep
Could you show me my options
Nothing left to drink
Holding on till the nausea breaks

Is this the punishment I've earned
Relive who I've been when at my worst
Every single night
Looking for a distraction
Waiting for the sun to rise
Pretty sight for some hollow eyes

Peeling at labels, the minor stimulation keeps my mind up
Laying in bed there's a brave assumption I won't try to crawl out
Hiding my face when in public, let's avoid all confrontation
They say you can't force it, then how can I change myself

The question that came next
Is if my memories lead to stark regret
Well then why would I watch

For every crater on the moon
There's an empty beer around the room
Only wanted sleep
Could you show me my options
Nothing left to drink
Holding on till the nausea breaks

Is this the punishment I've earned
Relive who I've been when at my worst
Every single night
Looking for a distraction
Waiting for the sun to rise
Pretty sight for some hollow eyes

Retrospect is best
It's always there so it can hold me back
From the things that I want



All comments from YouTube:

Jason S

Hot Mulligan is once again about to emotionally run through me like taco bell

mostcallmerob

That’s what this premiere wait screen reminders me of!

Ariane

Have you listened to Betty yet? Omg

Jason S

​@Ariane I had to pause for a moment after that one 😢

Ariane

@Jason S it had me crying at work!

Corey Adams

Couldn't have said it better myself

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Mike DaVeggie

Hot Mulligan are seriously developing into a god tier band. Am excited to see how far they can get towards world domination.

bangest

Been god tier

shannon dawg

​@bangestseriously

Kevin Contreras

Wym? They’re already the #1 hot new band

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