"A Decent Cup Of Tea" as written by and Francis Edward Turner....
It hadn’t been a day when everything had turned out right –
She called me up and asked me to come over in the night,
To make her cups of tea and listen quietly as she starts
To list the latest list of bastards who have trampled on her heart.

I see her in the nightclubs, I see her in the bars,
At rooftop after-parties, or crammed into friends’ cars,
And we talk about the weather, and how she drowns her pain in drink,
And I nod and never ever dare to tell her what I think.

She summers by my seas
But winters without me,
And she cries into her tea
That she’s secretly lonely.
And oh me, what am I to do?
It’s obvious to me,
But she never seems to see
That it’s not about the days when everything has turned out right,
No it’s more about the moments when she calls me in the night
To make her cups of tea and wash the weary worries from her head
And then to draw the pain out slowly as I put her into bed.

And I slip this information
Into all our conversations
But she never seems to listen
And she never seems to see.


Lyrics submitted by figureeight

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    General CommentThis is the story of my life, she rings me up, she spills her heart to me, yet even at her worse all I can see is her at her best.
    J4YW47CHon September 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit reminds me of me.
    angina_callson March 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a gorgeous song.
    LightningBoltsAgainon May 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAmazing song - I guess most guys have had this, just some girl who doesn't seem to consider what she wants could be right in front of her while it makes us torture ourselves. But cos he cares he stays and listens.

    Also, I always think "I never ever dare to tell her what I think" sounds angry at the lifestyle as well as not having the confidence to say it.
    Whillon June 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsoo incredible
    Chrisbrfcon June 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is just so fitting for me atm =/
    Chrisbrfcon July 14, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"it's more about the moments where she calls me in the night"
    he's so incredible
    screamingchoirson November 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've gone through these senario's all my life.
    It's crazyly close and quite scary.
    mcfarlanerdon February 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've gone through these senario's all my life.
    It's crazyly close and quite scary.
    mcfarlanerdon February 12, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionI have a guy like that. For years he's sat back in the best friend role and listened to me rabbit on. I hope one day it becomes more from my side, it would be so much easier for us both. I love you guy, just not in the way you want me to.
    ColliFloweron May 16, 2009   Link

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