packed my bag
Left a note on the fridge
And I drove off the end of the Tarrilup Bridge.

Now you read about me in the papers
They say I'm going to be a big star
They're making a movie about my life
And you're going to play the starring part

Now my drinking days are over
Get this through your head:
I was the best friend you ever had

Yes I was your best friend
You were my blinding sun
Now the only thing bright is my name in lights
And the night has only just begun

I packed my bag
Left a note on the fridge
And I drove off the end of the Tarrilup Bridge.

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Tarrilup Bridge song meanings
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    General CommentMusically, this sounds sonically like what Mary Timony would be doing in the next decade with her band Helium, and her career as a solo artist after the band's last album in 1997.

    The Triffids broke up near the start of the '90s, but David McComb remained on the scene until his death. Not a prominent figure outside his home nation, I guess, but still on more compilations and guest spots than you'd think you'd have hiding in your record collection.

    I saw a clip on youtube of the band performing recently, sans David, and it looked like Jill was handling all the vox. That's not the same, but it's still better than radio silence, and an amen to it if it helps promote the three album re-issues they've done in 2006-2007.

    I couldn't even get 'Born Sandy Devotional' in the States until it was re-issued. Do you have ANY idea what it's like to be a huge fan of a band and not even own the one work they are most often recognized for?

    Thanks to Domino Records and Drag City for re-issuing these OOP albums with bonus material. Thanks to Mushroom Records for helping out.
    Sneedyon June 19, 2007   Link

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