Banrock Station

from by The Football Club

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I got drunk, booked a one way flight,
Hitched a ride from Reservoir to Northcote.
I felt alone, wrote a letter home,
All it said on the page was ‘how are you?’

You were my mission, that lonesome night,
A true religion that I could believe in.
I was too sick to go, so we just traded blows,
And every bone in my body was screaming.

Maybe I should think of something else,
Maybe I should think a little less about myself.
I don’t believe anything you say,
But it sure is nice to have a place to stay.

You reply, you say “so do I"
In some misguided attempt to validate me,
You mean well baby, I can tell,
It’s just you make me feel like I shouldn’t be complaining.

And I never thought, that the demons I fought,
Could be something someone might desire.
I scratched my throat, rolled up a ten dollar note,
And you spoke into my ear, and it sounded just like a choir<

Maybe I should think of something else,
Maybe I should think a little less about myself.
I don’t believe anything you say,
But it sure is nice to have a place to stay.

Oh, it’s all for nothing,
But all these promises are only half of what you’re breaking
When you take the quick fix, take the easy way.

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from The Football Club (EP), released November 18, 2015

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The Football Club Footscray, Australia

The Football Club are a folk-punk band from Footscray. They sing sad songs with big drunken choruses and heaped mouthfuls of words, telling stories on topics like sexuality, gender, friendship, and cheap red wine.

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