Posted by: adeliciousmoment | September 26, 2011

“Adelaide” by Ben Folds

It’s a catchy tune, with some pretty accurate lyrics about my adopted city. I’m not sure about the better beer (since I don’t drink it), but I can assure you that there is plenty of good red wine available for incredibly low prices in Adelaide, South Australia.

Check it out:

“Adelaide” lyrics:

Adelaide
On a plane
Far from the united states
Of LA
Dropping in
from outer space
Takes a day
Now I see the Bogans
At the motor
race
Here you know the world could turn
Or crash and burn
And you would
never know it
Going where the air is clear
There’s better beer in
Adelaide

Charlie L. Smith’s forty
Someone spiked my rice
The rest,
history
Now I am a fixture down

Rundle Mall
Watching as the locals
pass
Silver balls
I can see their eyes are round
They’re pointed
down
They scan the spanning sidewalks
Learning that there is no
hurry
Fuss or worry
Adelaide

Ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah

Ah
ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah

It’s raining
In Adelaide
A face is waiting
in a window
A voice says
Why Adelaide
You could live anywhere and I
say
Because I want to
Because I want to
I really really want
to

And you know the earth could turn
Or crash and burn
And you
would never know it
Really got to make it to the finish line
Get the
record done on time
Pack the bags
And catch a flight
And you can kiss
my ass goodbye
I’m in Adelaide
Adelaide
Adelaide
Adelaide

(Photo is of a reflection of me and Glen, in the silver spheres sculpture at Rundle Mall, in Adelaide, South Australia.)

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