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Tea & Theatre (Pete Townshend) Eel Pie Publishing Ltd. / BMG Music Publishing, Ltd.

Pete: "Years later Josh and Leila – now old - take tea together. Coincidentally Josh’s protective sanatorium cell is next to Ray’s and they have just – together – revived once again the children’s play, this time with the inmates of the sanatorium. They reflect on their career and lives together. The inference here is that perhaps, just maybe, Ray (the narrator) has confused the play he just saw in the Sanatorium with the one they all hoped to see happen one day in New York, in the sky, and up into the universe."

 

"Tea & Theatre" was released in the U.S. as a promotional CD credited as "Chris Lord-Alge Mix" although it is identical with the album mix. The promo was reviewed in Billboard Magazine Oct. 14, 2006.

During the 2006-2007 tour, the song was the final song of the concerts, performed by Pete and Roger alone on the stage.

 

Will you have some tea
After theatre with me?

We did it all - didn't we?
Jumped every wall - instinctively
Unravelled codes - ingeniously
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
The story is done - 's getting colder now
A thousand songs - still smoulder now
We played them as one - we're older now

All of us sad
All of us free
Before we walk from the stage
Two of us
Will you have some tea?
Will you have some tea
At the theatre with me?

 

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