Rushcutter's Bay

from Compass

Rushcutter's Bay
Words and Music by Christine Lavin/Flip-A-Jig
Tunes ASCAP Copyright 1991 Rounder Records

The boats are bobbing on Rushcutters Bay
The joggers are jogging their lives away
My knees give out before I run a quarter K
I'm not an athletic girl

The Sydney sun is heating up the ground
The cricket batsman hits the ball then he runs around
I can't believe it's November, I'm upside down
The other side of the world

But I still dream about him every night
I still dream about him every night
He comes to me when I turn out the light
I still dream about him

Austrailian boys know how to toss back a beer
The Aussie girls all want to get away from here
It's a universal problem, so far and so near
I see it everywhere I go

It's a battle of the sexes, it's a battle of wills
It's a push, it's a pull, it's a bittersweet pill
Ten thousand miles away and my heart beats still
For a man I may never know

But I still dream about him every night
I still dream about him every night
He comes to me when I turn out the light
I still dream about him

Crossing the street gives me a terrible fright
I look right, I look left, I look left, I look right
It's a mirror image, it's day for night
I hesitate, I run

I am a constant stranger, I'm a long lost-friend
Remind me of your name should we meet again
In a darkened alley up around the bend
Or in the Sydney sun.

And I still dream about him every night
I still dream about him every night
He comes to me when I turn out the light
I still dream about him

The boats are bobbing on Rushcutters Bay
The joggers are jogging their lives away
My knees give out, I can't run a quarter K
I'm still not an athletic girl

The Sydney sun is heating up the ground
The cricket batsman hits the wicket, now he's benchward bound
I can't believe it's November, I'm upside down
The other side of the world

updated: 10 years ago