Songs That Mention Tea

A Thread to bring attention to songs that mention tea.
Feel free to add the lyrics (but remember to BOLD the Tea Reference and/or add a link to the video!

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“You Make It Feel Like Christmas”

Look at us now,
Part of it all
In spite of it all,
We’re still around

Lovers in love,
Just like we were
Being apart’s a lonely sound

When people ask how we stay together
I say you never let me down
And you make it feel like Christmas
Even when things go wrong
I hear the sound of Christmas in your song
All year long
Yes, you know that I do

Look at the sun
Shining on me
Nowhere could be a better place

Lovers in love,
That’s what we are
I reach for that star out there in space

‘Cause you make it feel like Christmas
Even when things go wrong
I hear the sound of Christmas in your song
All year long
And you know that’s it true

Sleepy we are,
But happy together
Sounds of forever
Greet the day
So wake up the kids,
Put on some tea
Light up the tree,
It’s Christmas day

Yeah, you make it feel like Christmas
Even when things go wrong
I hear the sound of Christmas in your song
All year long
Yes you know that I do
All year long
Light up the tree,
It’s Christmas time

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Tea for Two
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTegBjrZ4IQ
Oh honey
Picture me upon your knee,
With Tea for two and two for Tea,
Just me for you and you for me, alone!
Nobody near us, to see us or hear us,
No friends or relations
on weekend vacations
We won’t have it known, dear,
That we own a telephone, dear.

Day will break and I’m gonna wake
and start to bake a sugar cake
for you to take for all the boys to see.
We will raise a family,
a boy for you , and a girl for me,
Can’t you see how happy we will be.

(Picture you upon my knee)
(Tea for two and two for Tea)
(me for you and you for me, alone!)
(Nobody near us, to see us or hear us,)
(No friends or relations on weekend vacations)
(We won’t have it known, dear,)
(That we own a telephone,)
(dear.)

Day will break and I’m gonna wake
and start to bake a sugar cake
for you to take for all the boys to see.
We will raise a family,
a boy for you, and a girl for me,
Oh can’t you see how happy we will be.
(How happy we will be)

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Dinosara said

Brendan Benson — “Tea”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxBaqFJAw6U

I’m drinkin’ tea
If it’s good enough for me
then it’s good enough for you
We can have tea for two
How do you do?
But if you have to leave
Then please leave,
Don’t let me keep you
we can have tea another day
Please come back and see me sometime
But if you can’t sleep
And you have bad dreams
And if you’re bored and not feeling quite right
Head is kind of heavy
Tummy’s kind of funny
We can have tea tonight

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Dinosara said

Belle & Sebastian — For the Price of a Cup of Tea
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3za2qahgUAQ

For the price of a cup of tea
You’d get a line of coke
For the price of a night with me
You’d be the village joke
For the price of a pint of milk
I’ll tell you all I know
About the state of the world today
Sit down, enjoy the show

She had several hours to find a place to stay
Try the coffee shop, but somewhere on the way
She heard about a place, somewhere she could go
Walked a couple of blocks to her destination

For the price of a cup of tea
You’d get a seven inches
Soul black vinyl to stop your tears
You can use my stereo
You might be the village joke but
Don’t listen to the gossip of the other folk

She just wants to be accepted in this place
There’s something in her face
She will always seem exotic and aloof
If you want to know the truth
Her friend the stars dripping from the jewelled sky
When she was passing by
Would keep her calm
There was people that she knew, at least she thought she did
Be easy on the kid!

She took her winter coat from her plastic wrapper
Pushed back her fringe, see her birthmark
She can finally be the person she wanted to be

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Dinosara said

The Who — Tea and Theatre
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WK8XBsYJf5U

Will you have some tea
After theatre with me?

We did it all – didn’t we?
Jumped every wall – instinctively
Unravelled codes – ingeniously
Wired all the roads – so seamlessly

We made it work
But one of us failed
That makes it so sad
A great dream derailed

One of us gone
One of us mad
One of us, me
All of us sad

All of us sad – lean on my shoulder now
The story is done – ‘s getting colder now
A thousand songs – still smoulder now
We played them as one – we’re older now

All of us sad
All of us free
Before we walk from the stage
Two of us
Will you have some tea?
Will you have some tea
At the theatre with me?

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Valerie said

One of my favourite j-pop songs is called Lemon Iro to Milk Tea. :D It’s sooo cute and catchy, and the chorus gets stuck in my head all the time.

onnaji TIIKAPPU TIIKAPPU
MIRUKU irete
TIIKAPPU TIIKAPPU
PEA ga suteki
ASIA no mannaka de

(The same teacup, teacup
Put in some milk
Teacup, teacup
What a cute pair
Right in the middle of Asia)

:D

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First one I thought of was Pennyroyal Tea by Nirvana.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNd5cZ9lbM0

I’m on my time with everyone
I have very bad posture

Sit and drink Pennyroyal Tea
Distil the life that’s inside of me
Sit and drink Pennyroyal Tea
I’m anaemic royalty

Give me a Leonard Cohen after world
So I can sigh eternally

I’m so tired I can’t sleep
I’m a liar and a thief
Sit and drink Pennyroyal Tea
I’m anaemic royalty

I’m on warm milk and laxatives
Cherry-flavoured antacids

Sit and drink Pennyroyal Tea
Distil the life that’s inside of me
Sit and drink Pennyroyal Tea
I’m anaemic royalty

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“Tea In The Sahara” by The Police

My sisters and I
Have this wish before we die
And it may sound strange
As if our minds are deranged
Please don’t ask us why
Beneath the sheltering sky
We have this strange obsession
You have the means in your possession

We want our tea in the Sahara with you
We want our tea in the Sahara with you

The young man agreed
He would satisfy their need
So they danced for his pleasure
With a joy you could not measure
They would wait for him here
The same place every year
Beneath the sheltering sky
Across the desert he would fly

Tea in the Sahara with you
Tea in the Sahara with you

The sky turned to black
Would he ever come back?
They would climb a high dune
They would pray to the moon
But he’d never return
So the sisters would burn
As their eyes searched the land
With their cups full of sand

Tea in the Sahara with you
Tea in the Sahara with you
Tea in the Sahara with you
Tea in the Sahara with you

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I think EA has everyone beat on tea references~

Medicate with Tea by Emilie Autumn
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty33_k9iLgs

I don’t do crack, I’ve never seen cocaine
Unfortunately I rarely pop an Aspirin when in pain
‘Cause I wanna be – of alcohol or any drug at all – completely free
But I self-medicate with tea
(doot-da-doot-doot)
I know just where to go to get my fix:
The beverage aisle
At Starbucks, I confess, I get my kicks
I’m not in denial
My oolong heals
Your dealer deals for quite a hefty fee
So I self-medicate with tea
(doo-da-loo-doo)
It’s not that I’m not miserable as any old drunk
My life is no more bearable than any old junkie
I’d jump out a window
Suicide’s a sin though
I’ve found another way
There’s no amount I wouldn’t pay
To overdose on Earl Grey
Or English Breakfast
When I’m hopped up on caffeinated Chai
I’m feeling the buzz
And when you asked if I liked to get high
I already was
It’s black or green or in-between
Sometimes it looks like weed
But my self-medicating
Improves my mental stating
I don’t need to go to rehab
Or to set up a meth lab
I may be a cynic
But the Betty Ford clinic
Isn’t ever gonna break me from my habit of choice
It’s my opium, my Xanax and it’s good for my voice
I hope you comprehend my reasoning
Twinings, Liptons, even Celestial Seasonings
Keep your marijuana
I got my own remedy
I self-self-medicate with tea
Boom
It’s chamomile
Yeah

AW!!! I was going to quote Emilie!!!

What a great song!!!

Saw her live, she’s amazing! I have tickets to see her february in Pomona with a tea meet & greet. :D My profile icon is what I wore to the show actually. :D

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52teas said

“Viper Mad” – Sidney Bechet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZh4fVMucHc

I know he’s not talking about the same kind of tea, and I’m not promoting drug use, but it is one of my favorite songs. I really loved the Woody Allen movie Sweet & Lowdown which is probably where I heard it first.

“Wrap your chops ‘round this stick of tea / Blow this gauge and get high with me / Good tea is my weakness, I know it’s bad / It sends me gate and I can’t wait, I’m viper mad.”

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