Sitting on the beach drinkin' rocket fuels Oh Yeah!...
Once I smoked a Danneman cigar
Drove a foreign car
Baby that was years ago
I left it all behind
Had a friend, I heard she died
On a needle she was crucified
Baby that was years ago
I left it all behind for my

Cheap wine and a three-day growth
Cheap wine and a three-day growth
Come-on, come-on, come-on

I don't mind takin' charity
From those that I despise
I don't really need your love
Baby you can shout at me
But you can't meet my eyes
I don't really need your love, I got my

Cheap wine and a three-day growth
Cheap wine and a three-day growth
Come-on, come-on, come-on

Sitting on the beach drinkin' rocket fuels Oh Yeah!
Spent the whole night breakin' all the rules Oh Yeah!
Mending every minute of the day before
Watching the ocean, watching the shore
Watching the sunrise, and thinkin' there could never be more
Never be more
Anytime you want to find me
I ain't got a telephone
I'm another world away
But I always feel at home, with my

Cheap wine and a three-day growth


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"Cheap Wine" as written by Donald Walker

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  • +2
    General CommentWhen I was a kid I always thought it was "cheap wine and a female goat". And people wonder why I've turned out the way I have. *g*
    filthy_pawson August 10, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThree day growth = having not shaved for three days, and having 3 days worth of stubble
    Sindriion December 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think that this is about a man who, prompted by the death of a friend from a drug overdose, decides to trade a high stress life of business success (danneman cigars and foreign cars) for a simpler life. Mending every minute of the day before (making up for wasted time), watchin the ocean watchin the shore watchin the sunrise and thinking there could never be more (he hadn't take the time in his previous life to enjoy it). Come on, come on, come on (he is encouraging us all to join him).

    Taking charity from those he despises is collecting the dole from the government.
    Bretto69on October 03, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentClassic.
    To me it's about being happy with what you've got.
    "I'm living every minute of the day before
    Watching the ocean, watching the shore
    Watching the sunrise, and thinkin' there could never be more"- love those lines. Being up drinking all night and then watching the sun rise over the ocean.
    Regos the Saneon May 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI know im very niave..but i was wondering... three day growth???
    Maddie16on December 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThanks, thats what i thought but couldnt be sure. Im excited cause im performing it with my friend at school next week and its such a great song. Has anyone else heard the Tina Arena version on the triple m cds? Last chorus she changes the lyrics to Cheaps wine and PMT, which i thought was pretty hillarious.
    Maddie16on December 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commentno probs Maddie :) hope you had a great time performing :D

    and lol - I always thought the song went "cheap wine and a 3-legged goat" when I was a kid ;)
    Sindriion October 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentLol when I was little I always thought it was fried egg roll or something :P

    I love this song. I think its about someone leaving behind all the things that never really mattered that much and just living for what he cares about. He doesnt care for love, telephones foreign cars or danneman cigars anymore. He just wants his cheap wine, 3 day growth and just to sit about doing what he enjoys.
    Guess thats pretty obvious but its an awesome song
    summergirl85on November 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. It's amazing. I'm surprised to see that it's still being commented (as of five months ago), seeing as it was released in 1980. Well done.
    bleedthecoloursopenon March 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAnd I agree. It's about being happy with what you have.
    He's happy, and all he has is a bit of alcohol and three days worth of stuble. Haha.
    It's about living by your own rules, doing everything your way. Whatever makes you happy :)
    bleedthecoloursopenon March 27, 2008   Link

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