The Pogues – South Australia

This is my home state & where I was born.

This is my home state & where I was born.

In South Australia I was born
Heave away, Haul away
In South Australia ’round Cape Horn
We’re bound for South Australia

Haul away your rolling king
Heave away, Haul away
Haul away oh hear me sing
We’re bound for South Australia

As I walked out one morning fair
Heave away, Haul away
‘Twas there I met Miss Nancy Blair
We’re bound for South Australia

There’s just one thing that’s on my mind
Heave away, Haul away
That’s leaving Nancy Blair behind
We’re bound for South Australia

And as we wallop round Cape Horn
Heave away, Haul away
You’ll wish to God you’ve never been born
We’re bound for South Australia

Seen the carnival at Rome
Had the women I had the booze
All I can remember now
Is little kids without no shoes
So I saw that train
And I got on it
With a heartful of hate
And a lust for vomit
Now I’m walking on the sunnyside of the street

Stepped over bodies in Bombay
Tried to make it to the U.S.A.
Ended up in Nepal
Up on the roof with nothing at all
And I knew that day
I was going to stay
Right where I am, on the sunnyside of the street

Been in a palace, been in a jail
I just don’t want to be reborn a snail
Just want to spend eternity
Right where I am, on the sunnyside of the street

As my mother wept it was then I swore
To take my life as I would a whore
I know I’m better than before
I will not be reconstructed
Just wanna stay right here
On the sunnyside of the street

That has to be one of the happiest tunes ever!!

– BDL1983

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