"The boys light up" as written by and James Michael Reyne....
Let me tell you about my mountain home
Where all the ladies names are Joan
Where husbands work back late at night
Hopes are up for trousers down
With hostess on a business flight
Taxi in a Mercedes drive
I hope that driver's coming out alive
The garden is a dorsetted
That lady she's so corseted
She's got 15 ways to lead that boy astray
He thinks he's one and only
But that lovely she's so lonely
She pumps him full of breakfast and she sends him on his way
What a sing song dance
What a performance
What a cheap tent show
Oh no no no no no

Then the boys light up
Then the boys light up
Then the boys light up
Then the boys light up light up light up

Silently she opens the drawer
Mothers little helper is coming out for more
Strategically positioned before the midday show
Her back is arched those lips are parched
Repeated blow by blow
Later at the party all the mps rave
About the hummers she's been giving
And the money that they save
To her it is skin lotion
For his promotion to
That flat in surfers paradise with the ocean view
What a sing song dance
What a performance
What a cheap ten show
Oh no no no no no

Then the boys light up
Then the boys light up
Then the boys light up
Then the boys light up light up light up


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"The Boys Light Up" as written by Michael Reyne James James Michael Reyne

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    General CommentNo comments on another great Aussie song!
    I love "Strategically positioned, before the midday show, the back is arched, those lips are parched repeated blow by blow"

    I think we all know what it's about ;)
    Berrieon February 04, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFirst - there is an error in the above lyrics. (Why are there always errors in the Aussie lyrics - must be our accent :)

    It should be The Garden is doresetted (a made up word)
    That lady, she's so corsetted.

    The impact this has of course is that it implies the woman (wife) is wearing a corset - not literally but that she is restricted by her husband. So she rebels...sexually. Firstly with the taxi driver, then with mother's little helper (which normally is valium but in this case is something else beginning with v) and later with giving BJ's (hummers) to all the MP's (from which she is saving the money to leave her hubby and move to the Gold Coast).
    skepchickon September 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentclassic mate.

    fuckin'classic.
    bleedthecoloursopenon September 27, 2007   Link

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