Munching on a ham and cheese sando in the morning on Friday
Cruising down the Pacific Highway
Thinking 'bout the day ahead

I paid the rent cheque, got my registration and phone bill
If those two don't overthrow me the dogs will
But heck at least I know the taste of bread

Why do I seem to spend my whole damn life chasing paper?
I'm like an actor turned singer turned waiter
I'll wait around until I meet with my maker
Then I'll sign up for AA or something

I just wish there was some other way to get myself somewhere
This little strip of earth and all that I've done there
I'm like a bull-ant on the leg of a sunchair
Under a magnifying glass

I wish somebody would build a bridge
So I could get over myself
On my own I'm wasting my time

I take a phonecall on the mobile while I'm checking the meter
One sec I need to turn up that little speaker
It's getting noisy in this little town

We're like America we love to make a ho-har out of jackshit
I never ever really seemed to fit
But now I'm stuck so deep in all of this

Come to think of it I might as well be travelling backwards
It's been an hour and I'm only in Chatswood
I hate the way that I'm becoming a product
Go pick me up for $24.95

I'm on sale and it's retail in the world of deception
You can treat a man if he can't get erections
Is there a pill for my lack of direction?
Thanks mate, I'll have a pack of those

I wish somebody would build a bridge
So I could get over myself
On my own I'm wasting my time
I wish somebody would build a bridge
So I could get over myself
On my own I'm losing my mind

It's all good I got a broom and a cheap persian rug now
I can sweep the whole thing outta my sight now
Outta sight, outta mind

I'll keep on going until I'm pushing 30 or 40
And as long as I don't do something naughty
I love my wife, what a life

She comes home to find me spread on the floor from blood poisoning
I popped a whole lot of pills and I'm shaking
And there's a needle sticking out of my arm, I ain't faking I'm zoning in and zoning out

You wanna help me, don't call me an ambulance honey
Just get a silver service cab this is funny
Just one passenger please, going up my own ass
You take credit card? Fuck this!

I wish somebody would build a bridge
So I could get over myself
On my own I'm wasting my time
I wish somebody would build a bridge
So I could get over myself
On my own I'm losing my mind

I wish somebody would build a bridge
So I could get over myself
On my own I'm wasting my time
I'm wasting my life
I wish somebody would build a bridge
So I could get over myself
On my own I'm losing my mind


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    General CommentThe culture references in this song are astounding, I'm surprised no one else has commented.

    To me, this speaks of a man caught up in the commercialism of this material world. As he tries t deal with it, he wonders if there really is a problem, or if he's just full of himself.

    One of the things that really jumped out at me was "It's all good I got a broom and a cheap persian rug now" Persian Rug is street slang for drugs (at least, it was about 10 years ago). I just thought the line was interesting.

    Also, it's Har-Hoo out of Jackshit, not Ho-Har.
    Pharaoh_Katton February 12, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Come to think of it I might as well be travelling backwards
    It's been an hour and I'm only in Chatswood"

    haha. Chatswood. it costs me 80c to get there on the bus.
    Chatswood sucks.
    bleedthecoloursopenon June 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthey i was born in chatswood

    i lover this song
    shopaon August 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthaha. sorry mate, above.

    i have friends that live there. its not that bad :)
    bleedthecoloursopenon September 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentnothing wrong with chatswood! i get to take the train to and from there everyday, and it's only better when i'm eating a ham and cheese sandwich and listening to this on my iPod :D
    samfancypantson August 08, 2008   Link

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