Tea and Sympathy

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Jars of Clay is a Christian rock band from Nashville, Tennessee. They met at Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois. more »

Fare thee well 
Trade in all our words for tea and sympathy 
Wonder why we tried  for things that could never be 
Play our hearts lament  like an unrehearsed symphony 

Not intend 
To leave this castle full of empty rooms 
Our love the captive in the tower never rescued 
And all the victory songs 
Seem to be playing out of tune 

But it's not the way 
That it has to be 
Don't trade our love for tea and sympathy 
'Cause it's not the way 
That it has to be 

You begin 
And all your words fall to the floor and break like china cups 
And the waitress grabs a broom and tries to sweep them up 
I reach for my tea and slowly drink in 

[Chorus]
'Cause it's not the way 
That it has to be 
Don't trade our love for tea and sympathy 
'Cause it's not the way 
That it has to be 
Don't trade our love for tea and sympathy 

So fare thee well 
Words the bag of leaves that fill my head 
I could taste the bitterness and call the waitress instead 
She holds the answer, smiles and asks one teaspoon or two 

[Chorus: x2] 

Don't trade us for tea and sympathy 
Don't trade us for tea and Sympathy 
We can work it out 
Don't trade us for tea and Sympathy 
Don't trade us for tea and Sympathy 
We can work it out 
Don't trade us for tea and Sympathy 
We can work it out

Written by: GREG WELLS, MARK HUDSON, DAN HASELTINE

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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