"Home And Broken Hearted" as written by and Donald Walker....
Hiked up to Sydney in the week before Christmas
It was thirty-eight degrees in the shade
I bought a second-hand Morris for a cheap two-twenty
And drove it down to Adelaide
She boiled for an hour twenty miles out of Euston
I thought that heat would never end
But I knew I'd be home for Christmas with my Sandy
And a few extra dollars to spend

[Chorus:]
Home and broken hearted
I've been pasted to the telephone
Boxing Day break was wasted sitting home on my own
The beer we bought for Christmas ran dry this afternoon
And on the radio it's New Year's Eve
What a low down time of the year to pack your luggage and leave

I drove it to the buyer just as fast as I could go
I was talking to his teenage son
I sure hope it lasted for the poor little bastard
At least until he'd had some fun
I caught a taxi homeward with great anticipation
Thinkin' all you have to do is try
There was a note propped up against the dressing table mirror
"Dear Jimmy, it's over, goodbye!"

[Chorus:]

Went to a party, tried to drink myself happy
The steaks were washed away in the rain
Finished up in bed with an old acquaintance
She'll never be my friend again
And everyone was asking me where's the little woman
Rolled home before the rain could stop
I've been sitting for days reading pre-Christmas papers
With my heels on the table-top

[Chorus:]


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"Home and Broken Hearted" as written by Donald Hugh Walker Donald Walker

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    General CommentAmazing, no comments, this has always been my favorite track from Cold Chisel Cold Chisel.
    pommuniston July 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentJust about a man's road trip to sydney and all the experiences he had, also a slight tongue in cheek love story "Finished up in bed with an old acquaintance, She'll never be my friend again"
    iLoveChiselxDon April 27, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"Finished up in bed with an old acquaintance, She'll never be my friend again"

    My favourite line in the song
    blah52on August 05, 2011   Link
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    General Commenti think its a real love tragedy this song. jimmy obviously screws up a lot so he tries to get some extra money for christmas to make his wife happy, but when he gets home shes left him. he gets drunk and sleeps around some more but it doesn't make him feel any better. he even reads newspapers from before she left in the hope it will bring her back. the real tragedy is those steaks that washed away in the rain.
    Clarkerson October 20, 2011   Link

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