Here In My Hometown

( Colin Hay / Dave Dale )

There’s a needle in the sole of the city, it’s flying all around
Spray’s a fine mist over, and switches off the sound
I watch you as you slip away, I watch the sun go down
It’s such a perfect light here, here in my hometown

A calm is on the water, the air is very still
The sun it does not want to rise, it doesn’t have the will
the day is all hungover, it’s dirty and lowdown
And I am like a stranger, here in my hometown

And don’t you feel sometimes like
Walking away from the world
Walking away from the world

You always took your chances, you always threw the dice
You knew they were loaded, you came close once or twice
Voices kept on calling, come on, come on down
You never stood a chance here, here in my hometown

You loved the beginning, never ready for the end
You’ve been gone for years now, but I can still pretend
Nothing anyone could do, you lay your money down
Now I see you everywhere, here in my hometown

And don’t you feel sometimes like
Walking away from the world
Walking away from the world

You were in the pink chair, I saw into your eyes
Where would you like to be my love, you said paradise
I hope that is where you are, and you get to wear you crown
You left everything behind, here in my hometown

And don’t you feel sometimes like
Walking away from the world
Walking away from the world

There’s a needle in the sole of the city, watch out where you step
It’s everywhere you care to look, and not where you expect
I watch the day roll over, I watch the sun go down
It’s such a perfect light here, here in my hometown