"Locust" as written by Gareth Michael R Liddiard, Rui Telmo P Pereira, Fiona Lee Kitchin and Christian James Strybosch....
georgie, i can't stop drinking
seems like every time i try i can't stop thinking
georgie, when i was a boy
i would stand there in the shade
of a wedding cake hotel doorway
watching sister with her liquor in a jar
talk to older boys in cars.

Ether was the town where i was born
they pulled iron from the ground
and knife wounds from the port
they built a prison and it tempered in the sun
it rose up off a plateau like the last tooth in a gum
you went there by train and you would never be the same.

they made the blacks live outside of town
the weekend come they'd tear the whole place down
chinese came without weekends at all
and the whites complained the pay was better
shooting them in the war
home may be where the calm blinds
but i could see that they weren't lying.

my first girls old man was in a later war
he drank like a motherfucker, now i know what for
she took my van, put louie in the jack
left a suicide not and i've got him to thank for that
and he can thank our statesmen hosts
although his chances are remote

georgie, i can't stop drinking
seems like every time i try i can't stop thinking
georgie, when i was a boy
i would stand there in the shade
of a wedding cake hotel doorway
watching sister with her liquor in a jar
talk to older boys in cars.



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    General CommentI love this song, and just watched them play it at the Annandale hotel.
    A couple of lines confuse me though.
    "left a suicide note and i've got him to thank for that"
    When he says 'him' is he referring to Georgie's father - i.e.she committed suicide coz of the way she was treated by her dad? Or is it referring to the previous line "put louie in the jack", meaning it's thanks to drugs that she committed suicide.

    And this one: "and he can thank our statesmen hosts
    although his chances are remote"
    I love this line. It has such a great ring to it. And always sticks out when you hear it. But what exactly does it mean? Is 'he' meaning her father again? I understand that statesmen means politicians, but what are the remote chances? Maybe it just sounded incredibly poignant and he went with it.


    and he can thank our statesmen hosts
    although his chances are remote
    Diamond Haloon October 18, 2007   Link

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