Stevie left on a Friday too
They made the easy way look hard
We never thought too much about letting go
They took it all too far again

My first days back and I was rolling round the town
Saying stay away from edges and from ropes if you can
'Cause I am the last one...
And the curse stops here
The curse stops here

Ghosts dont drag you towards their light
They make it brighter here for you
Seeing Stevie helped me through from over there
But will his friend now help him out?

My first days back and I was rolling round the town
Saying stay away from edges and from ropes if you can
My friends said I was saying it, too many times
Leave the gallow humour for the gallow people that it finds

'Cause I am the last one...
And the curse stops here
The curse stops here


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    General Commenthe wrote this song about the other 2 founding members of the band who both passed away. He talks about how he is thel last one and how there deaths effected him.
    COF4evaon April 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis really is one of the most beautiful songs I've heard in a long time. I don't know much about the band's history, but the obvious, immediate theme of this song is suicide/death. To me.
    joyusachoobafbon June 21, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"The curse stops here."

    it's like breaking the chain, breaking free of the connection between the two deaths which i assume are caused by drug addictions. it ends with him.
    Lex__on September 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song always gives me goosebumps. It remnds me to hold on when I'm having a tough time.
    tonights_skyon January 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHad to correct people about the curse being referred to in this song.

    Yes, it is about the other two original band members. Both are dead. Both were suicides.

    Such is the 'curse' that is the focus of the song.
    Mobysevenon March 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLex, Stevie Plunder i think had a drug problem, but Andy Lewis committed suicide battling a gambling addiction (Blow Up The Pokies is also about him but was written right before his death).

    this song is so beautiful and sad.
    DeathsRoseon April 28, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"stay away from edges and from ropes if you can"
    meaning dont jump nd dont hang urself

    *nodS*
    powerful song
    songsforthesadmanon December 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentStevie Plunder, was found dead at the bottom of a waterfall in the Blue Mountains.
    Andy Lewis, commited suicided after putting a weeks pay in Poker Machines.
    expat644545on January 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentTim was touring in canada when he found out Andy had died, he wrote this In L.A he was re mixing Blow up the pokies and he was sitting at a piano, one of the guys from sidney came in and sorta said what is there curse because he was the only founding member of the band left and thats where the line "the curse stops here" comes from, this song has a few different stories during it, talking about their deaths "Stay away from edges and from ropes" he talks about him dealing with what had happened, "my first day back i was just rolling round the town" Tim shows the emotion and the hurt he dealt with throughout the song, "they made the easy way look hard" this song is a lament, but also a statement.
    (A)on August 22, 2009   Link
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    General Commentyes, blow up the pokies is about andy, ... and the charlie songs(1,2,3) are about stevie. think this is an obscure reference to his many name changes (stevie plunder, justin sane, etc...)

    the whitlams have been one of my favourite bands since i was young. they are awesome, and tim is a fantastic lyricist...

    not enough tribute goes to stevie and andy though.

    R.I.P guys. much love.
    whoreofabodyon October 02, 2009   Link

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