Clouds in my Coffee
Taken from the 1972 Carly Simon pop hit, You’re So Vain, and like the song itself, entirely open to interpretation on the part of the listener. Over the years these interpretations have included visual observation of frothy milk in a cappuccino representing dreams of love which can quickly be revealed as nothing. An alternative claim (by Simon herself) is that the line came "from an airplane flight that I took with Billy Mernit, who was my friend and piano player at the time. As I got my coffee, there were clouds outside the window of the airplane and you could see the reflection in the cup of coffee. Billy said to me, 'Look at the clouds in your coffee'."