The Austral

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It's still 37 hours until you will be around
And I'm here at the Austral pouring 5 dollar pints down
While I'm listening to a podcast about solar energy
And this guy here on the poster on the wall promises me
That his show would make me German - well, thanks anyway
And though that's quite impressive in a scary kind of way
I don't think I need this treatment now or ever

But what I need is a glass that's full
And what I have is a pocket that's empty
So I leave, step into Rundle Street and dream of times of plenty

To my surprise I'm almost sure I know my bearings
So full of confidence I stumble to the right
It's time for another beer, it's always beer o'clock right here
In the garden of unearthly delights
After 10 minutes in line I come to realize
Why I'd left the pub in the first place
And there's no ATM in circus tents, but more security than you'd think
And they're not that sympathetic to my needs

Because what I need is a glass that's full
And what I have is a pocket that's empty
And as they tenderly throw me onto Rundle Street
I dream of times of plenty


from The Enemies of Sleep, released December 2, 2016


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