There was always yelling at our house And thumping against the wall; Dad didn't like Mum very much, Mum didn't like Dad all At night I lie awake and listen to their marriage break, My little sister crying in the room next door I knew I had to get away…get away Put a thousand down on a V8 panel van, A little bit of rego and a sloppy front end. Three hours later, 120 through the main street of Tailem Bend and I was singing… Holy Mary, pray for me, In my hour of need Sunshine, Melbourne, pastel morning, The autobank's running low, I got a job washing dishes in a Carlton restaurant, watching the hours go… I met her in a rock and roll joint, where the carpet sticks to your shoes The band was playing "I'm Beginning to Lie: I've Been Here Too Long Blues". She said "If we travel to together, there's got to be a highway code," She threw her Adidas bag in the back of the van and we scooted up Sydney Road And we were singing… Holy Mary, pray for me, In my hour of need If I'd thought about it, I never would have done it, I guess I would have let it slide. If you listen to others, you never know where you stand And the words of all those songs ring true And they try to put the blame on you You can only play with the cards that are in your hand… We fel apart in a roadhouse A little out of Nelson Bay, I must have changed my mind about a thousand times before I drove away But things always happen in circles And the dust gets in your eyes… The past's in the rear-vision mirror, Don't think about tomorrow twice, just keeping singing Holy Mary, pray for me… In my hour of need…
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