Tea for Two
Doris Day Lyrics


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Picture you upon my knee
Just tea for two and two for tea
Me for you and you for me alone

Nobody near us
To see us or hear us
No friends or relations
On weekend vacations
We won't have it known, dear
That we own a telephone (oh, I hate telephones) (yeah, me too)

Day will break and you'll awake
And start to bake a sugar cake
For me to take
To all the boys to see

Oh, we will raise a family
A boy for you, a girl for me
Oh, can't you see
How happy we would be?

(Oh, hit me with that tag)

We will raise a family
A boy for you, six little girlies for me




Can't you see
How happy we would be?

Overall Meaning

The song "Tea for Two" by Doris Day, written by Irving Caesar and Vincent Youmans, is a romantic tune that speaks to the simplicity and intimacy of sharing a cup of tea with a loved one. The lyrics paint a picture of just two people, with no one else around, enjoying each other's company over a warm cup of tea. The scene is one of privacy and romance, where the two share an unspoken bond that is not even interrupted by the presence of a telephone. The lyrics describe a peaceful and idealistic moment in time, where the focus is solely on each other, with no distracting external forces getting in the way.


As the song progresses, the lyrics hint at the possibility of a future together, where the couple will eventually start a family. The lyrics describe a happy life where they will have a boy and a girl, and the sense of joy and contentment is palpable. The lyrics suggest that life is best when it is shared with someone special, someone who is cherished and loved. The song is a tribute to the power of human connection, and the ways in which small moments, like sharing a cup of tea, can bring two people together in an intimate and meaningful way.


Line by Line Meaning

Picture you upon my knee,
Imagining a romantic evening where I am holding you close to me, with our shared desires and thoughts filling the air.


Just tea for two and two for tea,
The perfect, intimate date with just the two of us enjoying our tea in one another's company.


Just me for you And you for me alone.
This moment is exclusively our own, with no other distractions or interruptions, just the two of us together.


Nobody near us To see us or hear us,
Our love is so intimate that we want it to be a secret between just you and me, with no other outsiders allowed in.


No friends or relations On weekend vacations.
We don't need to go on extravagant or fancy weekend vacations, as long as we have each other it's enough for us.


We won't have it known, dear, That we own a telephone, dear;
We don't want other people interrupting our perfect little world, including modern technologies which we don't care for as long as we are together.


Day will break and you'll awake And start to bake a sugar cake,
Even mundane tasks like baking a cake can become an expression of love for each other, something we will do every morning as a routine for each other.


For me to take For all the boys to see.
You make the cake for me to take with me to work, an intentional act of intimacy that is our little secret, but also a silent expression of love for each other.


We will raise a family, A boy for you, a girl for me.
We see a future together, where we will share the joy of raising a family, knowing that we have each other throughout the journey.


Oh, can't you see How happy we would be?
We have the determination to live a simple life but together that would undoubtedly fill our hearts with joy and contentment.




Lyrics © Budde Music Publishing GmbH, BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Capitol CMG Publishing, Downtown Music Publishing, Songtrust Ave, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Irving Caesar, Vincent Youmans

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@LaisAlbuquerqueSantos2

Picture you upon my knee
Just tea for two
And two for tea
Just me for you
And you for me...alone

[JIMMY:]
I'm discontented with homes that I've rented
So I have invented my own.
Darling, this place is lovely oasis
Where life's weary taste is unknown
Far from the crowded city
Where flowers pretty caress the stream
Cozy to hide in, to live side by side in,
Don't let it apart in my dream

Picture you upon my knee
Just tea for two
And two for tea
Just me for you
And you for me alone

[NANETTE:]
Nobody near us to see us or hear us Mm, mm, mm,
No friends or relations Mm, mm, mm,
On weekend vacations Mm, mm, mm.
We won't have it known, dear,
That we own a telephone, dear...

[NANETTE:]
Day will break and I'll wake
And start to bake a sugar cake
For you to take for all the boys to see

[BOTH:]
We'll raise a family

[JIMMY:]
A boy for you
And a girl for me

[BOTH:]
Can't you see how happy we would be...



All comments from YouTube:

@KristenLinkinhoker

I'm beyond blessed to have been raised on Doris Day's music. I was born in 1991 and my mother, who was born in 1964 raised me right.

@theOlLineRebel

Totally agree. I’m 20 years older than you but find my own age often did not have this background as my parents put on me. I thank them because I’m eclectic and love movies and music from all eras. Yes, that includes 1700s tunes!

@ggeorge4144

I am so glad you can appreciate great talent and music. I was born 1942 and my mother in 1923.

@michellefarrar9834

One of the best female voices of our time.

@lovvingd

Hello Michelle
How are you doing today?

@marynace6294

Doris Day was so beautiful. She looked like the girl next door everyone's sweetheart and talented too bad there aren't any around today that can compare with her

@godisbigenough

Agreed. Why I thought of bringing this music back

@Mtthyman

Jenifer Lawrence

@JoseLuisGonzalez-dp7qf

@Stephanie Ann Scott Never gone...

@IAMTHEIC3MAN

Look up Rita Payés. In my opinion, she's very comparable.

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