From St Kilda to Watsonia North
is fourteen hours by public transport
But worth it to be with you
Treading water’s taking all my breath
Like borrowed sheets on borrowed beds
Too small for me and you

And I don’t know what you’ve been thinking
Gotta know it, I gotta know it
Hello cruel world I’m taking over now
Who’s a lucky boy?

From St Kilda to Watsonia North
is thirteen hours with my thoughts
Of hands and plans and you
There’s sensations that I’ll never know
Like Split Enz records on my stereo
And the time I spend with you

And I don’t know what you’ve been thinking
Gotta know it, I gotta know it
My head feels like my mouth’s been drinking
Gotta know it, I gotta know it
Hello cruel world I’m taking over now
Hello cruel world I’m taking over now
Don’t tell me I’ve got to keep it down
Hello cruel world I’m taking over now
Who’s a lucky boy?

Television never made me mad
A distraction from the future that I’ll never have

Hello cruel world I’m taking over now
Hello cruel world I’m taking over now
Don’t tell me I’ve got to keep it down
Hello cruel world I’m taking over now
Who’s a lucky boy?


Lyrics submitted by Grimson

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    General CommentGrouse Aussie song! It's pretty much a love/lament type song, but with a happier twist. kudos
    Grimsonon July 25, 2002   Link

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