Octet - Tower Tea Ceremony Lyrics

2019 A Chamber Choir Musical
Octet the Musical - Tower Tea Ceremony Lyrics


Music and lyrics by Dave Malloy.

PAULA:
The Tower Tea Ceremony is a reminder to us all
Of the wonder of small things,
The wonder of ourselves, and the wonder of others.
We pour for our neighbor
We drink with attention
We journey within

ALL:
​Breathe and sing with me
And drink your tea

​Breathe in ​breathe out
​Let be
​Hold the cup
​Sit and drink your tea
Breathe and sing with me
​And drink your tea

PAULA:
​This is how the tea feels

ALL:
​This is how the tea smells
​This is how the tea tastes

MARVIN:
​Give yourself a little bit of time
And a little bit of space
Only once you’re bored
Out of your mind
​Will you see the monster's face

​Tiny little monster

ALL but VELMA:
​Vast and mighty monster
​Lost and lonely monster
​Breathe and sing with me
​And drink your tea

VELMA:
What's in this?

PAULA:
It's a powerful group psychedelic
That induces a 5-minute coma,
In which your
Consciousness is transported back to its original,
Pure, pre-technological limbic state.​

VELMA:
Oh!Wow.​

PAULA:
​This is how the tea feels

ALL but VELMA:
​This is how the tea smells
​This is how the tea tastes

​Breathe and sing with me
And drink your tea

Breathe and sing with me
​And drink your tea

​Breathe and sing with me
​And drink your tea


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