"69 Tea" as written by and Shaun Welgemoed....
Lonely in this white room
There are pads everywhere
Chaffing straight jacket
I Won’t die in there
Save me smiling Jesus
Get off that cross
Hate me screaming masses
I don’t care if I’m lost

Don’t tell me that you’re all better
I don’t care if you are
Don’t tell me that you’re trendsetters
I don’t care if you are

Lowly with my head bowed
There are rats everywhere
Feed me bread and water
I won’t die in there
Save me smiling Jesus
Get off that cross
Hate me screaming masses
I don’t care if I’m lost

Don’t tell me that you’re all better
I don’t care if you are
Don’t tell me that you’re trendsetters
I don’t care if you are

Say you will take my pills
Say you will faking ill

Don’t tell me that you’re all better
I don’t care if you are
Don’t tell me that you’re bedwetters
I don’t care if you are

Say you will take my pills
Say you will faking ill

Say you will take my pills
Say you will faking ill


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69 Tea song meanings
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    General Comment"Get off that cross" is one of the greatest blasphomous lines ever
    brokenneedles066on April 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentRocking song! Well i like all seethers songs, and this one is cool!!!!
    loppopon April 20, 2003   Link
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    General CommentHero of the Day: That's an excellent observation regarding Fine Again. I agree. Also agree with the interpretations of an experience in an institutional facility, probably a rehab clinic. I don't think he's talking to Jesus, except for that one part. The rest of the time I think he's talking to the trendsetters and bedwetters - other celebrities in the same clinic. Most clinics have group therapy sessions where they talk about their childhood and have "breakthroughs" so then they can tell the public they are simply "ill" - which is considered better than being an "addict". But Shaun sees how fake that is. He doesn't care about their "breakthroughs", he doesn't want to hear about their childhood, it pisses him off, maybe he doesn't take his pills, maybe he tries to talk someone else into taking his pills, and maybe that's why he ends up in the padded room. (?)
    3stringovationon October 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti can really relate to this song. i think that it shows people turning to jesus when u have problems but its useless when u need an answer then and there to save u. and when its to late why let someone feel sorry about no saving u when they didn't even try? but in a sense it is kinda mullatic but thats what makes it apealing
    mikeys8munkyon October 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhat exactly does this song mean??
    iluvtheusedon June 14, 2004   Link
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    General Comment[vitriol]What a truly admirable example of a "begs the question" fallacy, No1Special. Let's try a thought experiment: let's pretend for a moment that not everyone shares your ideological/spiritual position (and not simply on account of ignorance) and not everyone accepts extraordinary assertions with zeal but no supporting evidence behind them as sufficient to establish something as true. Now let's stop pretending because that's how society fricking is![/vitriol]. Anyway, I'm inclined to say this song is about someone who feels like s/he has nowhere to turn and no one to lean on for comfort, including religion, but it's not focused specifically on that aspect. The person is disgusted with society and doesn't want anything to do with either social cliques or antisocial cliques. S/he seems to feel looked down on by society as well. The references to mental illness and associated confinement may be metaphorical for a more abstract form of alienation...
    Azzathothon October 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWow...I can definitely feel the abstract thing... And, your right. Shaun Morgan does feel alienated and looked down upon by every one...Especially his own family...He is half South African, half English, and his parents divorced when he was 12. He went to live with his Father, and spent his entire life, even the time before that feeling left out and looked down on because of who he was. Who his parents were. His Gene pool included both South African blood, and English blood, and his family couldn't except that. His mothers side wanted nothing to do with him because he was English, and his father's side wanted nothing to do with him because he was into rock and roll. And somewhere in there...Religion also plays a part in their discrimination of him. I know all this from reading interviews and his Auto...
    And, he doesn't want anything to do with cliques either, because the boys in his All Boys School also looked down on him... He said that if some one was even just a year older then you, you had to call them "Sir." Think Military. So, if some kid who was older then him says "Good morning, Shaun." He has to respond with "Sir, Good Morning Sir." How ridiculous!
    Catch you all later,
    MaggieMichelle
    MaggieMichelleon October 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI read that too, but he also meant he was trapped by his parents as they had a certain image they wanted to keep up to the outside world...he also said that the jesus line was half mocking but also half pleading.
    baby_blackon November 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYou know it might be about mental facilities. I don't know if anyone is aware but they were in very poor condition not to long ago. Musicians like Adam Ant sang about this in fact after spending time in one. The lyrics like there were rats everywhere, feed me bread and water, chafing straight jacket might be quite litterally just that. Lyrics like I won't die in there, say to me that it might be part literal meaning.

    I always enjoyed the "save me smiling jesus, get off that cross" because in my mind it means that we should do more than go to church, and wear a cross, but help our fellow man and become more understanding. Given his family and how they were perhaps they went to chruch every sunday but did not practice what they spoke.
    RadioactiveSmurfon May 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMakes sense to me...what does 69 Tea mean then? Seems like a weird title for a song, any song even? Is there a meaning to this title that somehow to kernel at the center of the song. Maybe it's the drug concoction that all patients are fed on a daily basis. I really have no clue in these realms of thinking.
    OpinionHeadon July 01, 2005   Link

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