Cat Stevens - Tea for the Tillerman Lyrics
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Tea for the Tillerman Lyrics: Bring tea for the tillerman / Steak for the sun / Wine for the woman who made the rain come / Seagulls sing your hearts away / 'cause while the sinners sin, the children play / Oh. 1 Aug "Tea For The Tillerman" Lyrics. Cat Stevens. Bring tea for the Tillerman, Steak for the son, Wine for the woman who made the rain come. Seagulls, sing your hearts away 'Cause while the sinners sin, The children play. Oh, Lord, how they play and play. For that happy day. For that happy day. This song was. Tea For The Tillerman Songtext. Tea For The Tillerman Übersetzung Bring tea for the Tillerman Steak for the sun. Wine for the women who made the rain come. Seagulls sing your hearts away 'Cause while the sinners sin, the children play. Oh Lord how they play and play. For that happy day, for that happy day.
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Tea for the Tillerman is found on the album Chronicles. Cat Stevens — Tea for the Tillerman. Bring tea for the Tillerman Steak for the sun Wine for the woman who made the rain come Seagulls sing your hearts away 'Cause while the sinners sin, the children play Oh Lord, how they play and play For that happy day, for that happy day Edit Lyrics Edit Wiki Add Video.
Tea for the Tillerman song meanings. Add your thoughts 15 Comments. General Comment Since this song is the last track on the album "tea for the tillerman", I think it references other tracks Like the learn more here line tea for the tillermanmight reference "Longer Boats" since a tillerman means a boatman"steak for the son" is how I think it is spelled might mean "Father and Son", "Wine for the woman who made the rain come" I'm assuming might be for the song "Sad Lisa", "while the sinners sin, the children play" might be "Where do the children play".
Thats what I think the song is about. No Replies Log in to reply. There was an error. My Interpretation Last track of the album is crucial. The album cover is crucial. It is all for the tillerman the farmer who tills the field all day--a Wine For The Woman Who Made The Rain Come Lyrics arduous task.
Bring him tea, steak hearty food: Although the album art shows among other things, a woman silhouetted performing a rain dance that is bringing in the literal clouds, I think it's a double meaning, bringing the rain meaning tears of sadness but also the water of life.
I think the song Wine For The Woman Who Made The Rain Come Lyrics a farewell to the heavy contemplations of the album, a sunset on that hard day's work. It puts all that stuff behind it, even though all that stuff is It is saying finally that after all this earthliness, even after the sun has set on life itself, there is still spirituality.
That's why the song is infused with double meaning. The tillerman is not only the ploughman but also the steersman of the vessel. Or God directing the fate of men. Seagulls who track boats and ploughs alike are followers who sing their hearts out: Sin and innocence in the last couplet goes without saying.
For that happy day. The last words of the album are 'that happy day', that is without doubt referring to a rapture or day of salvation. The alpha and omega. The song begins with a command. And it ends with that happy day. The song never overtly says it is about spirituality, but it creates a room and fills it with all kinds of life, except for one elephant shaped hole in the middle.
That elephant in the room is religion. It's nonsense, imo, you get one chance and wasting it toiling away in the field under the hot sun in anticipation of a paradise in the next life is the way to miss out. Nevertheless, that's what the song is about. Flag songofthesea on June 28, You are not a farmer. Because if you were you would know that farmers need the rain. Rain brings relief after the sun. Rosa speir Flag rosaspier on July 12, General Comment appreciate what IS with all you have.
General Comment Dan Fitz, that could be a song in and of itself.
Can't you just enjoy what he left and accept that he has chosen a different life path one which most probably disagree with? BUt why does the sun want steak? Bring him tea, steak hearty food:
I agree with you, that people should be happy with what they have, and only take what they need. BUt why does the sun want steak?
My Interpretation Great song, great thread, nice to read some thoughtful comments. Having just recently been introduced to the song through 'Extras', I have some thoughts for your consideration: Steak for the Sun - meat for strength during the work performed traditional manual labor during daylight requires protein.
Wine for the women who made the rain come - libations are not necessary, but for many make life more enjoyable or even tolerable; 'women' indicating love of significant other, and rain helping crops but hindering production and both necessary and unavoidable.
Seagulls singing is nature's beauty, and children playing is blah, blah, blah I think Gervais is acknowledging a great song with a point-of-view, and thumbing a pretentious twat who has turned his back on the values of the country that nurtured him and provided him with the choices he now has.
Anyway, this song has been in my head for days, and I still don't mind it!: Cat Steven is not of East Asian lineage. I think you meant "descent". His parent were Swedish and Greek.
And i don't see who else's business it is if he no longer plays or discusses his past work. Flag azkm on July 20, I agree with you, azkm, on your latter sentence. Once a brilliant songwriter and performer, it's his prerogative to do as he pleases with his life.
"Tea For The Tillerman" lyrics
I don't see why he is being constantly condemned for refusing to revel in his success. Isn't the music enough? Can't you just enjoy what he left and accept that he has chosen a different life path one which most probably disagree with?
Point is, current religion and nationalism should have absolutely nothing to do with the songs of his past. Just shut up and listen to them.
ThomYorkeGuy, why should Cat Stevens' religion and nationalism have nothign to do with the songs of his past? That is very Muslim in your thinking, trying to tell everyone else what to do. Cat Stevens is the one who turned his back on this body of work, and made his religion a big deal and approved of the fatwa issued on Salman Rushdie.
Charles Manson wrote link, should we all just "shut up and listen to them? It was amazing he played old songs new songs, and like one cover.
My Interpretation Great song, great thread, nice to read some thoughtful comments. More Cat Stevens Lyrics. Source is all for the tillerman the farmer who tills the field all day--a long arduous task. Seagulls who track boats and ploughs alike are followers who sing their hearts out: Wine for the women who made the rain come - libations are not necessary, but for many make life more enjoyable or even tolerable; 'women' indicating love of significant other, and rain helping crops but hindering production and both necessary and unavoidable.
Just wanted to clear things up a bunch of people think since he a now a Muslim he is out to get the western world. These are false accusations. He was however not allowed into the united states because they though he was involved with terrorists which continue reading preposterous The secretary of state at the time Colin Powel had to make a personal phone call to let him in.
He and Dolly Parton where being held in an airport for involvement with terrorists. Once there is a Muslim in the spotlight our mass-media tries oh so hard to shut them down and label them as a free people hater and who only wants to cause destruction Flag jewrad on September 08, General Comment Surely it's possible that it should read 'son', and thus make more sense.
Tea For The Tillerman
General Comment Well, this may well be a deceased thread, but I think that it may be significant that the boatmen on the river Styx were known as tillermen. Perhaps, the song is about the peace that must exist between all facets of creation.
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