"Expect The Worst/'Cos She's A Tourist" as written by and Murray Lightburn....
This town
A likely down
Well, my summer in Perth was nice
Gimme Corona
Aeroplanes
And buxom dames
Oh I haven't been sleeping well
I've been a loner

My heart is aching
My back is breaking
It's me
It's you
It's me
It's you

So you've decided on an art school
So it's not that you were trying to be cruel
All she wanted was a boyfriend
Or a means to justifiable ends
Thirty years ago this wouldn't be
I was happy
Last night I flickered off to sleep at four AM
Now it's seven
Well, the ocean is long and deep but I'm gonna try
Maybe I'll die (don't hold me back, don't hold me back,
don't hold me back, don't hold me back)
Maybe I'll die (don't hold me back, don't hold me back,
don't hold me back, don't hold me back)
Maybe I'll die (don't hold me back, don't hold me back,
don't hold me back, don't hold me back)
Maybe I'll die (don't hold me back, don't hold me back,
don't hold me back, don't hold me back)


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"Expect the Worst/'Cos She's a Tourist" as written by Murray Lightburn

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    General CommentI think this song is about a guy, lamenting the end of a relationship, brought on by his girlfriend breaking up with him in order to pursue other interests in life.
    muadDib76on May 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love when he says "so you've decided on an art school"...for me it's about the melancholy we feel when we think of past loves, or people gone, or things we regret...how our life could have been different..
    Pohjolaon July 30, 2006   Link
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    General Comment(I think) The beginning of the song is his anger and resentment and hurt in his everyday waking life. Drunken one night stands to cover up the pain. Then "So you decided on art school.." with the key change is him lost in his own thoughts, sadness and regret and longing as he lays in bed not being able to sleep...thinking about this girl.
    i_love_it_allon October 09, 2006   Link

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