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Brisbanality

by Dustbin Hoffmans

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Have you ever lived in Brisbane?
Did you grow up in Brisbane?
Would you like to know what makes Brisbane tick?
Why don't people in Brisbane keep to the left on escalators?
What makes the Brisbane River so brown and so pretty?
Why is Brisbane sometimes just such a funny place to live?
You never know your luck in a medium-sized city!
Brisbanality, it's a strange reality!

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released May 17, 2017

Produced by Ross McLennan and Nigel Kimber
Words and music by Nigel Kimber
Nigel Kimber - Voice, Guitar
Ross McLennan - Voice, Piano, Saxaphone, Flute, Timpani
Tom Yallowley - Bass
Robert Crawford - Drums
Mike Kidson - Guitar

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Dustbin Hoffmans Brisbane, Australia

"Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out."

-- Vaclav Havel

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Track Name: Brisbanality
Brisbanality
A strange reality
Come along with me

Brisbanality
A strange reality
Not even by the sea
But its the place to be
Turn on the ABC
Another cup of tea
As hot as hot can be
Baby you and me!

It's not the heat
It's the humidity
No it's not the heat
It's the humidity

You never know your luck in a medium sized city
I never knew this place could be so pretty
Like you Brisbane
I really like you Brisbane

Up and down round and round
Just a big country town
Up and down round and round
It's just a big country town
Oh Brisbane
I really like you Brisbane

And why why why
Won't people keep to the left
On the escalators?
On the escalators?

Brisbanality
Track Name: Brownwater
I've seen the Seine in Paris
Seen the Tiber in Rome
There's no other river
Like the one I got back home
That old brown river
Keeps rolling along

Seen the Thames in London
The Hudson in New York City
But there's no other river
So nice and so pretty
As that old brown river
That keeps singing my song

Brownwater
Brownwater
Brownwater
The place I call home

The Brisbane River is the very heart and soul of this town
It's so very brown that it's the very brownest river around

You can keep Sydney harbour
You can keep Port Philip Bay
Just give me the Brisbane river
Forever and a day
That old brown river keeps rollin' along
That old brown river

Old brown river like an old man's liver

Brownwater
Brownwater
Brownwater
In my very home

The Brisbane River is the very heart and soul of this town
Well it's so very brown that it's the very brownest river around

Old brown river like an old man's liver
He just keeps rollin' along
Singing our song
Track Name: Steven Bradbury
Salt Lake City 2003
Steven Bradbury!
From Acacia rink to the Olympic brink
No accidental destiny

It took him ten long years to be there
Pierced eyebrow and died spiky hair

Steven Bradbury
He wants all the world to see
He's in the final finally
He's skatin' on

His coach said
You know you gotta use your head
You'll never beat those guys with your speed
So just stay safe at the back of the pack
Let the other guys fight it out for the lead
And as the race picked up in pace
Steve was safely in final place

Steven Bradbury
Hair and tortoise strategy
Keep your feet yeah that's the key
He's skatin' on

A distant last at the final turn
Steve looks up to see
Four leaders fall and crash to the wall
And he skates on to victory
Disbelief in his face
As he sails into history

Steven Bradbury
Last man standing victory
Down opponents 1 2 3
He's skatin' on

Steven Bradbury
Hyperbolic commentary
He's Aussie quintessentially
He's skatin' on
He's skatin' on
We're skatin' on
Yeah skatin' on

Steven Bradbury you bloody beauty
Track Name: Brisbane Kinda Love
It's just a Brisbane Kinda Love
A Brisbane Kinda Love
It's just a Brisbane Kinda Love
A Brisbane Kinda Love

Annerley and Rosalie
I care for both of thee, equally
Carina, here's looking at ya
Virginia, you're a star

It's just a Brisbane Kinda Love
And I know that you know
What I'm talking about
It's just a Brisbane Kinda Love
And I know that you know
Just what I'm talking about

Alexandra Hills, you thrill me still
And you always will
Ellen Grove, should you ever leave Kelvin
Just call me...

It's just a Brisbane Kinda Love
And I know that you know
What I'm talking about
It's just a Brisbane Kinda Love
And I know that you know
Just what I'm talking about

It's just a Brisbane Kinda Love
A Brisbane Kinda Love
Track Name: Bradfield Highway
It's a little know fact
That Brisbane has its very own Route 66
Which runs all the way from Fortitude Valley to Kangaroo Point

Driving down the Bradfield Highway
It's the shortest highway in Australia
I feel so inadequate
'Cause it's the shortest highway in the world

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