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Rick Aster
Lyrics

Tea and Tarot

Rick Aster
February 1999

I hardly see you anymore
Days go by with no reason to laugh
There’s not much of you in the pictures I draw
Not much of you in your photograph
On a better day we’d spend the day together
Howard Jones said things can only get better
You can’t build a city on worry and sorrow
I can’t spend today wishing for tomorrow
But I’m broken down and pieces are falling out
Into the fire of passion on the river of doubt

If you could meet me for tea and tarot
We could spill it all out on the table
Meet me for tea and tarot
We can look in the eyes of the future
But if I see you there at tea and tarot
I don’t know if I could let you go

It’s been three weeks, but you’ve changed five years
And I miss you at least that far
I wish there was more that I could do
I wish I could be where you are
Sometimes I’m afraid I could be waiting forever
Howard Jones said things can only get better
You can’t build a city on worry and sorrow
I can’t spend today wishing for tomorrow
But I’m broken down and pieces are falling out
Into the fire of passion on the river of doubt

If you could meet me for tea and tarot
We could spill it all out on the table
Meet me for tea and tarot
We can look in the eyes of the future
But if I see you there at tea and tarot
I don’t know if I could let you go

I’ve been hiding away ’cause I can’t take the chatter
Howard Jones said things can only get better
Words can’t describe how helpless I’m feeling
Can’t reach the sky if I can’t touch the ceiling
And if I see you there at tea and tarot
I don’t know if I could let you go