Adelaide

Original Artist: Ben Folds

(Hello?)

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

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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 gotta 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
Adelaide
Adelaide
Adelaide
Adelaide