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Tea Bags For Tears

from The Great Deep by Ryan Calder

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Verse 1
The angel sat down next to me, handed me a cup of tea
Trying to console my weary heart
And I never thought my life would be broken and so weary
This is not what I had planned at the start
I’d loved and lost but I’d rather not loved at all
At least my heart would still be in one piece
And now this aching loss just won’t leave me alone

Verse 2
So many things don’t go your way try as hard as you may
Life is just more complex in design
I said stop the world I want to get off,
I’m finished here I’ve had enough
Just pick me up and take me home
And then she took me by the hand, lifted me upon dry land
And I had a look around as her words cut to my soul

There is hope these are temporary woes
Don’t you know this is how the story goes
And wherever you will roam have this in your heart
You were not meant to go through it all alone
You were not meant to go through it on your own

Verse 3
There’s a realm presiding over us
It overlooks the ash and dust
The fallen world we find that we are in
And for some it’s true and some believe
While other battle to conceive
We’re entertaining angels all the time
Among the bigger questions I am glad
The Lord provided tea bags for our tears
For to act like judge and jury just won’t save this soul


from The Great Deep, track released September 1, 2020


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Ryan Calder Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Having toured and performed around the country over the past seven years, the RCB’s repertoire of music continues to enthrall audiences of all cultures and ages around South Africa.

The band’s music reaches across maskande, blues and jazz boundaries from its rock foundation, while the message in the lyrics consistently leans towards the positive side of life.
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