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Tea and Sympathy Lyrics

from Between the Lines

"Tea and Sympathy" is track #7 on the album Between the Lines. It was written by Ian, Janis.
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I don't want to ride the milk train anymore
I'll go to bed at nine and awaken with the dawn
And lunch at half past noon, dinner prompt at five
The comfort of a few old friends long past their prime

Pass the tea and sympathy for the good old days long gone
We'll drink a toast to those who most believe in what they've won
It's a long, long time 'til morning plays wasted on the dawn
And I'll not write another line, for my true love is gone

When the guests have gone, I'll tidy up the rooms
I'll turn the covers down and gazing at the moon
I'll pray to go quite mad and live in long ago
When you and I were one, so very long ago

Pass the tea and sympathy for the good old days long gone
Let's drink a toast to those who most believe in what they've won
It's a long, long time 'til morning plays wasted on the dawn
I'll not write another line, for my true love is gone

When I have no dreams to give you anymore
I'll light a blazing fire and wait within the door
And throw my life away, "I wonder why?" they all will say
And now I lay me down to sleep, forever and a day

Pass the tea and sympathy, for the good old days are dead
Let's drink a toast to those who best survived the life they've led
It's a long, long time 'til morning, so build your fires high
Now I lay me down to sleep, forever by your side

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IAN, JANIS

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