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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    My InterpretationDEAR MUSIC INDUSTRY, EFF YOU.
    ohkamikazeon August 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHere's my interpretation of the song

    The first 3 verse is basically talking bout how he's trying to convince the girl that they don't have to be in a group of people or be known to everyone they could go away and just be by themselves. He's been playing the friendship and courting game. And he doesn't want to remain as another face.

    Verse 4 most probably a conversation telling the girl, "yeah yeah. i know u wanna talk to all them must be great yeah"

    Chorus Talks bout okay so they seem to hit it off really fast but

    Next verse is just a beautiful picture of being with the person you want to be.

    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



    Laying together alone on the car looking at the stars.
    jonyee7on June 23, 2010   Link
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    General CommentPaul Dempsey+Jmag: "One possible vision of hell would be an endless cocktail party where people discuss art and music and film and politics and sport and whatever else... and opinions and personal tastes are presented as facts in an endless game of charming and amiable one-upmanship. I think we've all visited this place once or twice."
    pavlovaon January 10, 2011   Link

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