“Kick Start”- his overdue life as a star
waiting tables hadn’t done that so far
“Spotlight” - a dream for many a year
the leather jacket, Jimmy’s ever ready stage wear

sorry I’m not your cup o’tea
but I don’t mind
Yeah, I said I don’t mind
at least I know you’re thinking about me
yeah, I don’t mind
yeah, I don’t mind

“Good stuff, people don’t know when they hear!”
Mumbled something ‘bout “Pearls in a pig’s ear”
“Old School” thirty two and knowing it all
who wants to listen to a single- sided phone call?

sorry I’m not your cup o’tea
but I don’t mind
yeah, I said I don’t mind
at least I know you’re thinking about me
yeah, I don’t mind
yeah, I said I don’t mind

bring it all into perspective
the tongue will steer the ship ahoy
speak up a flame
feel the pain of habanero sauce
a word’s forever
when we speak we set ‘em free
so watch your mouth
and you be careful what you say, Jummy

sorry I’m not your cup o’tea
but I don’t mind
yeah, I said I don’t mind
at least I know you’re thinking about me
yeah, I don’t mind
ahh, maybe I do mind


Lyrics submitted by Nicky

Cup O'Tea song meanings
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    General Commenti love this song! it's so "i really dont care what you think about me"
    nbfanon May 11, 2002   Link
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    General Comment...are these lyrics correct? "jummy"?
    BrittleWingson September 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbasically its saying sorry i'm not your type of guy, your cup O t, but he doesnt mind.
    Matthew15on November 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe overall message is really about the power of words. I'm not sure about the first verse, but the second verse most directly relates to the chorus, and it's talking about witnessing to someone, but they won't have any of it--not their "cup o' tea." The third verse does indeed bring it all into perspective, basically a poetic version of James's passage about words (the power of life and death is in the tongue...), and showing how we need to watch what we say, because our words can affect people, and can stick with them ("at least I know you're thinking about me"). And of course, yeah, "maybe we do mind."
    Stockdaleon February 07, 2008   Link

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