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Tea and Toast
by Lucy Spraggan



Tom was born in 1942,
with eyes of blue, and
the doctor said his
birth was far to fast

His heart stopped twice but
yet he survived and as
he took his first breath his
mother took her last,

And his father knew that he
wasn't to blame but he
never quite looked at Tom
the same after that,

And he rarely spoke about her,
but when he did he
said you mother used to say,
this,

When the skies are looking
bad my dear,
and your heart's lost all it's
hope, after dawn there will
be sunshine and all the
dust will go,

Skies will clear my darling,
I wake up with the one I love
the most,

And in the morning,
I'll make you up,
some tea and toast,

When we met through a friend
who introduced them the
first thing tom said was "would
you like to dance?"

They moved with each other,
and when the music got
slower He said "dont let go
of my hand"

He said "its only polite if
I ask you tonight Would
it be alright if i could
walk you home?"

That night he told her
of his birth and said when it hurt he
thought about what
his mother said
about tea and toast,

Two quick years they went by
They were side by side
And without a plan they
conceived a little child
He said "women i love you
and this you know but i
only have enough for
our food and clothes

But i love you and this baby
Until the day that i die"
She said "well take care of
this little life And well fall in love with her baby blue
eyes And well be alright
from some advice that i
know"

She said i never got to
meet her But if i did
im sure your mother
would have said this

When the skies are looking bad my dear
And your heart has lost all its hope
After dawn there will be sunshine
And all the dust will go

Skies will clear my darling
Ill wake up with the one i love the most
And in the morning ill make you up
With some tea and toast

Well he took those words And
he made them proud He
worked day after day And
hour after hour So that they could
buy a little house on the
outside of town

The little girl grew
up and so did they, They
said that they loved
each other everyday
And forty years later
that brings us to now

And as theyre walking down
the street Her grip loosens
on his hand He puts his arm around her side as
she falls to the ground He
hears her breathing

And thats the only sound

Her body on the floor attracts a
worried crowd
Tears roll off his face as he says
don't let go

now

And hes sitting by her bed in
the hospital ward And their
daughter walks in with a
family of her own

She says dad i dont know if
she can hear you now But
theres
one thing mum would want
you to know

When the skies are looking
bad my dear
And your heart has lost all its
hope After dawn there will
be sunshine And all the
dust will go

Skies will clear my darling
Now its time for you to let go

And in the morning ill wake you up
With some tea and toast
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Lyrics submitted by Francesca Quince.