"Tea & Theatre" as written by and Pete Townshend....
Will you have some tea
At the theater with me?
We did it all
Didn't we?

Jumped every wall
Unraveled codes

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
This story is done
It's getting colder now
A thousand songs

Still smolder now
We play them as one
We're older now
All of us sad
All of us free
Before we walk from this stage
Two of us

Will you have some tea
Will you have some tea
At the theater with me

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"Tea & Theatre" as written by Peter Dennis Blandfor Townshend

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    General CommentThis song makes me think of the two dead Who's: Keith Moon and John Entwistle...I think that's why they use a drum machine and very little bass in the song.
    It's quite emotional when you consider those two people: Keith Moon was the theatre; flailing around, actring out all the time, being Crazy. John was definitely the Tea, just there, as if to say "Right, i'll just be back here with a cuppa tea, chilling out.

    Pete wrote a beautiful song for his dead friends.
    regbon December 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis story is done
    It's getting colder now
    A thousand songs
    Still smoulder now
    We play them as one
    We're older now
    All of us sad

    i think the who are refering to their legacy, this is the last song that they play for all their live shows. it just basically sums up all the great things The Who have done.
    guitarroman1on December 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentVery beautiful song.
    xmakesherflyxon August 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentits the end of the mini opera. the main character has just died and the band has broken up because the two left were in love until the one of them killed the main character.
    dreinickon March 19, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningI think this song is about a relationship with someone that the main character loved being ended and him looking back on it with mournfully "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."
    Pete is defiantly talking about someone he loved, "Lean on my shoulder now. This story is done."
    This song has really been a song that I have listened to and thought a lot.
    bmcf1lmon March 12, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI feel this song is clearly Pete Townsend talking directly to Roger Daltrey. Pete is looking back at all of the amazing things they did and all the history they made in The Who. [We did it all/Didn't we?] & [Jumped every wall/Instinctively/Unraveled codes/Ingeniously.]
    But mixed in with the pride in their accomplishments is a strong element of sadness and melancholy. 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.]

    Now Pete and Roger are all that's left of The Who. They are basically done. And Pete asks Roger to have some tea with him and to attend the theatre with him. At the end of it all, they are bonded-brothers.

    Great song.
    Rickveeon July 20, 2015   Link

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