Two Beds and a Coffee Machine
Savage Garden Lyrics


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And she takes another step
Slowly she opens the door
Check that he is sleeping
Pick up all the broken glass
And furniture on the floor
Been up half the night screaming
Now it's time to get away
Pack up the kids in the car
Another bruise to try and hide
Another alibi to write
Another lonely highway
In the black of night

Another ditch in the road
You keep moving
Another stop sign
You keep moving on
And the years go by so fast
Wonder how I ever made it through

And there are children to think of
Baby's asleep in the back seat
Wonder how they'll ever make it
Through this living nightmare
But the mind is an amazing thing
Full of candy dreams and new toys
And another cheap hotel
Two beds and a coffee machine
But there are groceries to buy
And she knows she'll have to go home

Another ditch in the road
You keep moving
Another stop sign
You keep moving on
And the years go by so fast
Wonder how I ever made it through

Another bruise to try and hide
You keep moving
Another stop sign
You keep moving on
And the years go by so fast




Silent fortress built to last
Wonder how I ever made it

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Savage Garden's song "Two Beds and a Coffee Machine" tell the story of a family living in an abusive household. The mother is trying to protect her children from their violent father and is preparing to leave in the middle of the night. She checks that he is sleeping before packing up the kids in the car and driving away. The song highlights the mental and physical toll that this kind of trauma takes on the mother and the way that it affects her children.


The lyrics describe the mother's determination to keep moving forward, no matter how difficult the road ahead may be. She tries to shield her children from the pain of their situation, creating a world full of "candy dreams and new toys" to distract them from reality. The family is forced to live in cheap hotels, where they have "two beds and a coffee machine." The mother must balance the need to protect her children with the practicalities of daily life, such as buying groceries and finding a place to sleep at night.


"Two Beds and a Coffee Machine" is a powerful song that sheds light on the issue of domestic violence and its impact on families. It serves as a reminder that many people live in difficult and dangerous situations, and that we need to provide support and resources to help them escape.


Line by Line Meaning

And she takes another step
The woman is ready to leave her abusive partner and is taking small steps towards escape


Slowly she opens the door
She wants to make sure her partner is still asleep before leaving


Check that he is sleeping
She wants to leave without getting caught


Pick up all the broken glass
Her partner got violent and broke things in the house


And furniture on the floor
More signs of violence in their home


Been up half the night screaming
The couple had a fight that lasted all night long


Now it's time to get away
She's finally ready to leave that abusive relationship


Pack up the kids in the car
She's taking her children with her when leaving


Another bruise to try and hide
She's hiding bruises and injuries to avoid questions or suspicion


Another alibi to write
She needs to come up with excuses for why she's leaving without her partner knowing


Another lonely highway
She's driving away from home by herself into the unknown


In the black of night
It's dark and scary outside, adding to her anxiety


And there are children to think of
Her top priority is her kids, and she wants to protect them from harm


Baby's asleep in the back seat
Her baby is sleeping, indicating that she's been on the road for a while


Wonder how they'll ever make it
She's worried about their future and how they'll get by


Through this living nightmare
The situation with her partner was a living nightmare, and she's hoping for a better future


But the mind is an amazing thing
She's amazed at how strong her mind is and how it's taking her through this tough time


Full of candy dreams and new toys
She's reminding herself that the future can be bright and happy for her and her children


And another cheap hotel
She's on the road and staying in cheap hotels to save money


Two beds and a coffee machine
Her current lifestyle is simple and involves basic necessities


But there are groceries to buy
She needs to provide food for her family


And she knows she'll have to go home
She's aware that eventually, she'll have to face her reality and find a new place to call home


Silent fortress built to last
She's building a fortress around herself and her children for protection and safety


Wonder how I ever made it
She's reflecting on her past and wondering how she managed to overcome all the obstacles thrown at her


Another ditch in the road
She's still facing obstacles and challenges, but she keeps moving forward


You keep moving
She's motivating herself to keep moving forward despite the difficulties


Another stop sign
She keeps facing obstacles that slow her down, but she doesn't give up


And the years go by so fast
Time is moving quickly, and she's trying to make the best of her new life


Wonder how I ever made it through
She's proud of herself for making it this far and overcoming so much




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: DANIEL JONES, DARREN HAYES, DARREN STANLEY HAYES

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