I'll bet good money
I'll bet some beautiful money
That we could agree
With anybody here to disagree
That we could get up from the table
And nobody would know
You could leave your mouth talking
And follow me out the window

I've idled here as long as I can
I've taken my entertainment like a man
I'm all ribbons, scissors, flowers
And shaking hands

I'm a name and a black book
Attached to a face
At the back of your memory's
Window display
It's on the tip of your tongue, I'm sure
But I must away

Must be good to know people
Who know so many people
Must be good to be somebody,
Good to be somebody
They know

And the fastest of friends, the fastest of friends
I'm sure, we'll all be
The fastest of friends, the fastest of friends
I'm sure we'll remain

Die here in our deck chairs
Surrounded by beautiful shoes
Or hide out with me
Down at the bottom of the swimming pool
Climb the tower to the bell curve
That cuts and cuts so clean
Or shoot out sharpened arrows at
Their family trees

Cause I know no quicker way, dear
To the shiny gates of hell
Than a room full of handsome devils
Comparing everything to everything else

They just keep coming on
Like a driverless train
I can think of nothing adorable to say
It's half past the hour,
Looks like rain
Do you like me?
Can I go now?

At the end of the yellow brick drive
Nobody waits for us
On our backs on the roof of the car
Watch the switchboard lighting up

And the fastest of friends, the fastest of friends
I'm sure we'll all be
The fastest of friends, the fastest of friends
I'm sure we'll remain

And don't worry, baby
They won't let the ship go down without us
And don't worry baby
They won't let the ship go down without us

(I figured these out from listening to the version he played on triple j, the album lyrics might be different)


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    General CommentI think the line after "I've idled here as long as I can" goes "I've taken my entertainment like a man" rather than "taken my enter, taken it like a man".

    I think also that the line goes, rather than "at the end of the elaborate drive", "at the end of the yellow brick drive".
    Champskion July 25, 2009   Link

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