"Hindley Street" as written by and John A. Collins Jonathan R. Coghill....
A gentle winter haze creeps in at three forty-four
The Hindley St parade shuffles to my door
The hotel decor shades are always poorly sewn
Twenty-five in thirty days makes this room feel like home

Na na na
Na na na na
Na na na
Na na na na

The western ocean breeze kick starts another day
And under brewed bag tea no matter where you get it always seems to leave that taste
The Todd Street mall cafe is here to save the day
Why should I complain when everybody else is overworked and underpaid

Na na na
Na na na na
Na na na
Na na na na

Days keep rolling over
Escape to the undercover
Soon it will all be over
And we can start again, again

Na na na
Na na na na
Na na na
Na na na na

Na na na
Na na na na
Na na na
Na na na na

Days keep rolling over
Escape to the undercover
Soon it will all be over
And we can start again, again


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"Hindley Street" as written by Darren S. Middleton Bernard J. Fanning

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    General CommentCome on guys, it's not that hard! He's in a hotel room, and he's an artist, so what does that suggest to you?
    He's TOURING!
    Todd Street Mall is in Alice Springs.
    A gentle winter haze might be found in Canberra.
    Hindley Street would definitely be refering to Adelaide.
    And where else would you find a western ocean breeze but in Perth?

    So, this is a song about touring around the country, in an album called, funnily enough, Internationalist.
    "Twenty-five in thirty days makes this one feel like home" - he's been moving around so much that wherever he is feels like home.
    "Why should I complain when everybody else is overworked and underpaid" - the creature comforts aren't the best, but it's pretty good compared to other jobs.
    "Days keep rolling over" - every day on tour feels just like the last.
    "Escape to the undercover" - he's becoming more and more famous, so he doesn't mind the shelter of his hotel room.
    "Soon it will all be over, and we can start again" - when the tour's finished they'll start songwriting again.
    frog_manon March 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti completely agree with Frog Man bout the touring thing
    Ps-
    Ruddy 'not everything revolves around adelaide'?? NOTHING revolves around adelaide- for the love of god let us have a lil glory, even if it is two words of a relatively unknown song lol
    deviouslildevilon July 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHindley Street is the Red Light District in Adelaide. It is also home to some dodgy backpacker places.
    thenarratoron August 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHindley St is SO freaky. I hate walking down there, even in the middle of the day.
    I love the line: "Why should I complain when everybody else is overworked and underpaid"
    jack_the_braton May 11, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthaha anyone from adelaide sorta can understand this song - i mean hindley st after midnight is not a friendly place. but they have to settle for it - because 25 gigs in thirty days means any place is home.
    i love the end - soon it will all be over (the touring) and we can start again, again.
    atthedrive-inon November 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song...it has so much emotional value attached to it....every time I hear it i get shivers down my spine
    Powderfinger ROCKS!! i'm going to see them twice in jan =D yay!
    about a girlon December 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI live in adelaide and hindley street is known as one of the dodgier parts of the city. although it's a bit suss, i think it has a certain culture and life to it. I love this song, the na na nas make it a great one for a drunken sing along with your friends
    onacorneron August 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHehe, I always thought '25 in thirty days' meant that he was turning 25 in a months' time. Duh! I guess that shows how song lyrics can be interpreted differntly by everyone. :)
    jennifer00777on September 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHehe, I always thought '25 in thirty days' meant that he was turning 25 in a months' time. Duh! I guess that shows how song lyrics can be interpreted differntly by everyone. :)
    jennifer00777on September 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI live in Adelaide too, Hindley Street is reagarded as the "druggie" part of the city. I would'nt know if it was the red light district, I have never been there at night.
    This could be in Adelaide, but I have never heard of a Todd Street in Adelaide. Add to that Hinley Street is nowhere near the ocean...
    Jafferon December 14, 2005   Link

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