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Re: Tea at Three

Posted by Gary on March 02, 2002

In Reply to: Tea at Three posted by Bruce Kahl on March 02, 2002

: 1969 saw the Jagger/Richards team compose "Live with Me" for their "Let It Bleed" album.

: They wrote:

: "I got nasty habits, I take tea at three
: Yes, and the meat I eat for dinner
: Must be hung up for a week....."

: What is so nasty about drinking tea at 3?

The clue may be in the writing partnership. Isn't tea a street name for heroin? I can remember, and its not strictly true that if you can remember the sixties you weren't there, hung up described hippies who were "relaxed" in a franky psychedelic fashion.