Brisbane (on Everything)

by Bill and Hannah Botting

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    The Bill and Hannah Botting contribution to the WIAIWYA Seven Sevens Single Club 2015 on black and white vinyl.

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released November 7, 2015



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Bill is the bass player from Allo Darlin and one half of Moustache of Insanity. And now something else as well.

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Track Name: Brisbane (on Everything)
Brisbane On Everything

C Am
No jacarandas in the court yard
No magpies swooping by the washing line
F C Am
No slip’n’slide, no park and ride
Dm G
You’ve got to leave it all behind

You put Brisbane on everything
Passport applications, the smile on your drivers licensing
F Am
Police and customs officers, and in car rental offices
Dm G
They know all about you, they know every little thing

C Am
No B105, no Triple M
No Suncorp Metway, No IBM
F Am
We’re going for a long, long ride
Dm G
We won’t be back until we’ve seen the other side

You can change your name
From William David Harry, to Levon Elray Mozambique
You can cut your hair
You can lose your accent, learn a language
Change it every other week

We know where you come from
We know where you’ve been
Am F
We know you will turn around and head back again
We know where you come from
We are your friends
You’re going to turn around and head back again
Track Name: No Thankyou Sir
No Thank You, Sir
Getting fucked in the restroom, of an Oregon truckstop
Is not my idea of a good time

It’s cold and it’s dirty, and no amount of flirting,
Is likely to change my mind

But I’ll take a beer, I’ll take a bourbon
I’ll take a tequila/whiskey/line, I’ll take whatever you’ve got
As long as I’m clear, so long as you’re certain
You can get me drunk but you can’t have me in the parking lot

You’ve got a beautiful smile, and you’ve still got all your teeth
But you’re wasting your time flashing them at me
See I’m putting up a shield, I’m not here to play the field
I just came her for some diesel, not that kind of company

But I’ll take a beer…

Let me see your hands…

Your hands are soft and delicate, and even I have to admit,
I didn’t know just how warm a handshake could be
But let’s shake hands and be done with it, otherwise I might just run with it
And my imagination is getting the best of me

I’ll take a beer…
Track Name: Flags and Windchimes
Flags and Windchimes

F C G F C G (repeat)
You finished your novel and got started on another
Now you’re heading home to look after your mother
Back to the city you forgive, for running in your veins
But as slow as your heart beats, it can’t be slower than the trains

F, C, G, Am, F
Doo doo doo…

And in my Father’s garden flags are flying
It reminds me of my life, before I knew about dying
And there’s one for QLD
One Spanish and one Australian
And judging from my reflection, my knees and my heart are likely to fail again

I used to say I would never go back
F C G Am
I used to think I was better than that
F C G Am F
My Mother’s wind chimes are ringing in the shelter
They’re louder than I remember

And walking up to 1 2 3 4 5,
The dogs among the crocuses are reminding me that I am alive
And I’m living, in an anxious hurried world
And no matter what you do, it’s never going to slow down.