Where’s my girlfriend?

Woke up this morning cuddled up to nobody.

Last nights tequila grin was this mornings existential ennui.

I thought, "a cup of tea will do the trick" and as I walked past my flatmate's door

I heard the sound of sexy laughter from the girl he met the night before.

I hurried into the kitchen to make that cup of tea

But there was no milk left; I guess he asked her back for coffee

Well please don't get me wrong, I'm really happy for him

I'm just a little jealous that's all and I'm left here wondering...

 

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Where's my girlfriend where's my girl? [They say seek and you will find]

Is she out there in the world? [They say all in good time]

Where's my girlfriend where's my girl? [I really want to know now]

Is she out there looking for me as I'm looking for her?

 

I got out my Indian Medicine Cards and I pulled one from the deck.

I got an upside down squirrel, I thought, "that really sucks".

Apparently I've lost my connection to "great father sky.

And I'm leaking my energy on fear and worry and addictive questions like:

 

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Now I got a good life and I know there's really nothing wrong.

A sunny day, guitar to play and one more melancholy song.

I think it's time I got outside started flirting instead of sooking.

Get a little braver. Have faith. And keep looking...

 

Looking and searching and longing and yearning

and waiting and a wishing and a hoping and a wondering

Smiling and approaching them. Talking and flirting

and meeting and joking and getting to know them

To get with a girl to get into her world

or into her pants or to go out and dance with

or eat with or live with or share with or give with

or maybe move in settle down and have kids with.

 

Is this just a dream that I should let go of?

A dream that comes true just not often that I know of.

But then again there's examples around me

of people who marry and start up a family.

It's not always peachy or dreamy or happy.

There's nothing romantic about changing the nappy

but now I guess I'm thinking too far ahead.

 

So I'm taking my tequila hangover and my black cup of tea back into my empty bed. And Im singing...

 

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A cup of tea

Ah ah ha, they're so tired.

They've been dancing since they met

See them skip into the kitchen.

Fall in love, put on the kettle.

 

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A cup of tea will calm confusion.

A cup of tea will bring me rest.

A cup of tea will bring us together.

A cup of tea is simply the best..

 

He said, "I was there at the opening

and when the thing-o-me-jig got stuck, oh boy!"

She said, "when Cathy won gold I was cheering

aussie aussie aussie oi oi oi"

 

And so they talked of those and other Olympic 2000 moments

'til there was nothing left to say.

and then the kettle (who up until then had said nothing)

started to whistle the silence away.

 

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Three months later he said,

"I love the challenge of the search for a clean cup.

I love the smell as the water goes in.

and I love your complete lack of respect for tea bags

I watch them splatter as they miss the bin"

 

well she said,

"I love your kettle it knows just when to cut off.

I love your cozies for your pots of tea

and I love the way the water boils up to a crescendo

and the way it steams at the big one hundred degrees.

 

 

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Pour yourself into me

My cup runneth over

You're my cup of tea.

The Long Road

It's a long road to work out what you want to do.

It's a long road to realize that you got to choose.

It's a long road and it never stops it just goes and goes a goes

And it's the only road I know.

 

It's a long road to find a way to let go.

It's a long road to get the strength to live what you know

And it's a long way to find a place that feels like home.

And that's the road on which I roam.

 

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It's a long road. Yeah.

It's a long road. Yeah.

And I know, I know yeah,

It's a good road. Yeah.

 

It's a long road to find someone to dance with you.

Someone who'll go there with you into the centre of the groove.

Get in close and still leave some room to move.

Well that's the road so sweet and smooth.

 

Well it's a long road to say what you want to say.

And it's a long road to just shut up and enjoy the day.

Well it's a long road and it's a tough road but it's the only way to go so come on let's go.

We'll take it day by day.

 

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Back to my place

Too much noise. Too much light.

Everything is a little too much tonight.

Oh...let's get the hell out of here.

 

And let's go back to my place.

Snuggle up under the blankets.

Watch some rage on tv

In the morning I'll cook you breakfast

Could you hold me?

Could you hold me?

Could you hold me awhile?

 

I've had so much fun it's beginning to hurt.

The god's of fun have left now it's a post fun holocaust.

The beer in my hair. That song again.

Everything reminds me of everything.

 

And let's go back to my place.

Snuggle up under the blankets.

I know you get cold toes.

You can warm them against my ankles.

I could hold you.

I could hold you.

I could hold you awhile.

 

Don't worry. We'll be fine.

Just like the morning it's just a matter of time.

I've got just enough cash

So call a taxi.

 

And let's go back to my place.

Snuggle up under the blankets.

Listen to the rain outside

All sleepy spoon hug naked.

I could hold you.

You could hold me.

Forever.

I could hold you.

You could hold me.

Forever.

Forever.