I just flew in
From the windy city
The windy city is mighty pretty
But they ain't got what we got
No sir'ree
They've got private lawns and public parks
Well they've got those menstrual shows
Pretty ladies with the big shot bows
They've got private lawns and private parks

I just flew in
From the the windy city
The windy city is mighty pretty
But they ain't got what we got
No sir'ree
They've got private lawns and public parks
They've got private lawns and public parks
They've got private lawns and public parks


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Private Lawns Lyrics as written by Julia Stone Angus Stone

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    General Comment

    It's actually "minstrel" shows, not "menstrual"

    But anyway, this song is gorgeous.

    Lotus_9on December 20, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    Yeah Julias voice is lovely..menstrual towers..yuck.

    How much does the start of the riff sound like 'On the day you come' By powderfinger..

    productofthe80son December 31, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    Gorgeous version from what I think was originally Doris Day's "Just Blew In From The Windy City" from Calamity Jane [1953]. In which case, instead of "big shot bows" I think it's "big chapeaus".

    rhaptureon April 15, 2007   Link
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    General Comment

    pretty much represents Australia'a capital cities.... best voice ever Julia Stone xoxo

    SIANEon September 05, 2007   Link
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    It's "big shot beau's" - 'beau' defined by Google = dandy: a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance.

    The song places a bad light on city life. The people are concerned only with vanity - "pretty ladies and big shot beau's." The city may be "pretty", but it doesn't have heart ("..But they aint got what we got"); the city is shallow and aesthetically pleasing and nothing more.

    Angry Nihiliston November 10, 2008   Link
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    I hear “Pretty ladies with the big chateaux”…

    darelason December 25, 2023   Link

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