Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Cup of Tea Song

Cup of Tea Song:

by Judie Tzuke, who was born on April 3 in 1956, and so had a birthday yesterday.

Lyrics excerpt:
I feel like life has poured a cold cup of tea on my head
Why can’t I wake up when I was eighteen again?
When I was eighteen
Wish I was eighteen

I really don’t want to know
It’s taken a while to face up to who I’ve become
How did I fall so deep?
How can I not see that my world was fast asleep

Whatever way I turn
I can’t get across the bridges I burned
And seems there’s no going back
All those dreams that I had were shattered

I have to tell you this: I thoroughly enjoyed being 18, but even if I could I wouldn't go back. It's true that I'd change some things if I could; but if I was 18 again and didn't know what I know now what good is that, and if I did know -well, how painful would that be? I'll just try to move forward from here.

This is the 1st song on her 15th studio album, which was released in 2007.

I'm participating in Bleubeard and Elizabeth's T Stands for Tuesday blog gathering where we share a drink-related post. Come join us!


  1. LOve the song! I would like to be younger on some days when everything aches and squeaks, but on the other hand I'm glad I have some things behind me. Happy T Day! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Thank you so much for the song this T day Divers... If i could be 18 again...... nope... i think i'll stay right here... life is good at the moment.......and i do try to stay in the moment...you never know what is around the corner... but to do 18 again...? You make me think about the life i've had... would i change that? I don't think i could change any of it without changing all of it and i would never do that.......Happy T day Hugs! deb

  3. Happy T day. Think we would all like ti be a different agez sometimes
    Love Chrissie.

  4. What a lovely song, but really sad lyrics. If you are so unhappy in your own skin that you want to go back to being 18.... I wouldn't want to be 18 again. I was shy and unsure and had no self confidence at all. Every age has it's good moments, and (at 66) I like the age I am now. Like everybody else I think about the mistakes I made in life and think: what if... but then I quickly put that thought aside as there is no going back. I have no regrets really. It's all turned out for the best.
    Happy T-Day,

  5. You are so wise, I'm happy as I am too and I have so much to be grateful for :-) . Great song, wishing you a Happy T Tuesday! J :-)

  6. Other than Tea for Two and the Little Teapot, never knew there was a song about tea. Thanks for sharing. Like you, 18 was a great year, but that little girl was so naive. I wouldn't want to go back, but I would trade my broken down, dumpy body for that little girl's strong 18 year old body in a heartbeat (-; Happy T Day

  7. A lovely song! No I don't want to be 18 again.... I feel amazing now with 53 !I felt amazing in all ages - Life is a beautiful gift!
    Happy T-Day!

  8. interesting tea post- sad song though. I wouldn't go back-am happy just the way things are. Happy T day!

  9. Nope, I wouldn't want to be 18 again. It was hard enough the 1st time! Happy T-day, D!

  10. Lovely melody.
    There are some things I might tell 18 year old me
    HOWEVER she probably would not listen HAH...
    being here in the now is a gift and I am grateful for it
    Happy T Day

  11. I wouldn't be 18 again, but I think 25 is the ideal age. Great memories from then, and I was learning so much then, too. This is a terrific tune to celebrate T this week, dear. As always, your knowledge of songs that have a drink in them astounds me. Thanks for sharing it for Tuesday T.

  12. Happy T day.
    I wouldn't like to go back to being 18 again, but I don't think I would ever change the passage of my life over the years.
    Each day is a bonus and the memories are second to none.
    Yvonne xx

  13. Well I know what I will be humming myself to sleep with now! I love Judy Tzuke! Happy T day! Chrisx

  14. Sweet song, but I wouldn't want to go back either. I have earned these years and what knowledge I have gleaned from the good and bad times. :)

  15. I agree...going back in time and reliving it either way would not be worth the effort.

  16. do not wish i were 18 either... oh no!!!
    happy belated t-day:)

  17. I don't know this song, but its perfect for T day. I'm a bit late-its been a couple of busy days. Hugs-erika