Night Parrots

by Dan Warner

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denbo mate... just spent 40 bucks on your discography.. no recording of stuck in melbourne. whos leg do i have to hump for feck sake ?
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released October 1, 2008

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Dan Warner Melbourne, Australia

Dan Warner is a songwriter, singer and guitarist from Melbourne, Australia. When not touring with his band, The Night Parrots, Dan presents 'Warner Corner' each Sunday on Melbourne's RRR FM.

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Track Name: Is That What They're Saying?
Is That What They’re Saying about me now,
Is That What They’re Saying now I’m not around?
That I slept on the couch
That I woke up the landlord
That I snored and you were bored and I never rewarded you

Is That What They’re Saying about me now
And do you believe them at all?

Is That What They’re Saying about you now,
Is That What They’re Saying now you’re part of their crowd?
That you were too young,
That’s not love that’s just bad wine
That you were just blinded by the joker who reminded you
Of the king that still pines for you
And you’re so lucky that you got out in time

Is That What They’re Saying about you now
And do you believe them at all?

Is That What They’re Saying about us now,
Is That What They’re Saying now we are alone?
That we never held hands,
That we never held kisses,
That the lady next door never called us Mr and Mrs
When we both came home with fish and chips and an ice-cream
‘Cause we wanted to stay in, ‘cause we never needed anyone

Is That What They’re Saying about us now
And do you believe them at all?
Track Name: Bernie
BERNIE

When Bernie came back from the war
He married his best friend’s girl
She was a beauty
From outside Jerilderie
The day Frank had met his destiny
Bernie said he’d keep an eye on her

When Bernie arrived on the quay
He saw Rosanna almost straightaway
Bernie wished he’d died instead
He couldn’t tell Rosanna Frank was dead
Through his tears all Bern had said,
‘It’s me, it’s only me,
Hey it’s me, it’s only me’

Bernie
Picked Frank’s son up in his arms
Bernie
Took Rosie’s hand and walked towards the car
He couldn’t fail to see
A friend’s responsibility
That year before the kid turned three
Bern wed Rosanna in her mum’s backyard
Bern wed Rosanna in her mum’s backyard

The first night that he got home from the plant
With ringing ears and aching in the hands
Bernie knew his die’d been cast
Frank’s boy came running up the path
And to Rosanna in the dark
‘It’s Dad, look Mum it’s Dad
Hey it’s Dad, look Mum it’s Dad’

Bernie
Took on someone else’s life
Bernie
Took Rosanna for his wife
First day he loved her
And each day loved her stronger
But each night Bernie wondered,
Did Rose love him or only love Frank’s child?

When Bernie’s wars had all been lost and won
And even young Frank grown up and gone
That night when he got into bed
He knew exactly what his life had meant
Rosie kissed his cheek and said,
‘Hey Bern, you know I loved you all along
Hey Bern, you know I loved you all along’

‘Bernie’
A voice calls in the night
‘Bernie
I can’t breathe, please turn on the light’
Bernie
Pulls Rosanna to his chest
‘Bernie
You were never second best’

She was a beauty
From outside Jerilderie
He was just Bernie
‘It’s me, it’s only me
Hey it’s me, it’s only me, Rosanna
It’s me, it’s only me
Hey it’s me, it’s only me’
Track Name: Anthem
Don’t sing me an Anthem
‘Cause you don’t know the words
Words are hard to remember
When they mean nothing at all
To the hordes who’re still waiting
For their voice to be heard
Don’t sing me your Anthem
When your Anthem’s absurd

We might have been born here
But we’re not young and free
We weren’t born yesterday
And only liberal by degree
This land may be beautiful
But it cannot be called fair
Don’t sing me an Anthem
Until we’ve learned how to share

We are the ‘lucky country’
Where anyone can win
If you were born to the right family
And have the white coloured skin
So don’t sing me my Anthem
‘Cause the words can’t be felt
What’s pride in a country
Without pride in yourself?

Don’t sing me an Anthem
‘Cause you don’t know the words
Words are hard to remember
When they mean nothing at all
To the hordes who’re still waiting
For their voice to be heard
Don’t sing me your Anthem
When your Anthem’s absurd