"The Wine Song" as written by and Henry James Angus....
Songs and melodies change and change and sway
but they still stay the same
The songs that we sung when the dark days come
are the songs that we sung when we chased them away

If I ever found a pot of gold
I'd buy bottles untold of the nectar of the vines
'Cause I'm going to die with a twinkle in my eye
'cause I sung songs, spun stories,
loved, laughed and drank wine

Tomorrow is another day
The cats are out to play, to play
That old rusty spaceship wants to sail
into the Milky Way again
on a river of red, red wine

Run run run run run run run run run run run
Let's have some
fun fun fun fun fun fun fun fun fun fun fun
we'll
drink drink drink drink drink drink drink drink drink drink
a toast to the
Sun sun sun sun sun sun sun sun sun sun sun sun...

Run run run run run run run run run run run
Let's have some
fun fun fun fun fun fun fun fun fun fun fun
we'll
drink drink drink drink drink drink drink drink drink drink
a toast to the
Sun, sun, sun

In summer the bushfires rage and rage and rage
on such beautiful days
And we fight them with water that runs through the cracks
Water we're desperately trying to save
So I'll just live on wine and water my vines
and sleep on the wind with the fires right behind
and sing on the beaches and swim through the night
Oh we'll cry 'pass the wine, pass the wine, pass the wine'

Tomorrow is another day
The cats are out to play, to play
That old rusty spaceship wants to sail
into the Milky Way again
on a river of red, red wine

Run run run run run run run run run run run
Let's have some
fun fun fun fun fun fun fun fun fun fun fun
we'll
drink drink drink drink drink drink drink drink drink drink
a toast to the
Sun sun sun sun sun sun sun sun sun sun sun sun...

Run run run run run run run run run run run
Let's have some
fun fun fun fun fun fun fun fun fun fun fun
we'll
drink drink drink drink drink drink drink drink drink drink
a toast to the
Sun sun sun sun sun sun sun sun sun sun sun sun

Oh what a beautiful day today!
Today's a day to celebrate
Grab your bucket, grab your spade
we're heading down to Half Moon Bay
I saw a plane go into a cloud
I'm drunk, I'm singing, I'm happy and loud
Two o'clock in the arvo, but hey that's allowed
I'm having a good time and of that I am proud


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    General CommentThe tune of this song reminds me of the chimney song from Mary Poppins.

    My favourite line: "loved, laughed and drank wine"

    It really feels like one of those weekend songs with all your friends just drinking and having fun. It's so upbeat. I love it [:
    BlueSkiesAtMidnighton May 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song it is a really funky song that always makes me want to sing along with it everytime i hear it. i like the bit about the bush fires and the droughts because it is very true about what was happen ing here in australia at the time
    clizeon March 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song makes me smile. :)
    oh.pinknesson April 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI dont usually sing to any songs unless they make me happy and this song did just that. Great Song!
    everybodylovesbasson January 31, 2006   Link
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    General Commentget drunk, then try dancing to this song. you'll love it even more. infact, spin to it, thats always amusing too. the cat empire are so excellent cause theyre original. apart from labjacd but theyre just copycats.
    verysuperstitiouson April 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHow fun is this song?!
    i love the line "I'm having a good time and of that I am proud " sums them up so so well. if you haven't already see them live! much better live than on an album!
    LoveThyEnemyon May 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe Wine Song is one of my all time favourites. I just love Harry's charisma. My favourite lyric is:

    "'Cause I'm going to die with a twinkle in my eye
    'cause I sung songs, spun stories,
    loved, laughed and drank wine"
    LukeBon December 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is funny now, because harry doesn't and can't drink wine anymore
    gummpyon December 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwooo awesome song!!
    btw, how come harry can't drink anymore?
    omgnowaion February 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthaha this is an awesome song. i love the part talking about how all the water goes towards the bushfire fighting effords and all they drink is wine and get more and more and more and more drunk.
    rlfateon March 09, 2007   Link

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