I’m Going to Get You Stoned

(Colin Hay/Michael Georgiades)

You tell me you were born today
In the year of ‘97
What was it like back in my day
As I go swimming in your eyes
Here take this number down
Call me when you wake up
I will come around
And we can spend the day

And I’m going to get you stoned
Like it’s 1967
I’m going to get you stoned
When here on earth it felt like heaven

But then the hammer it came down
Nothing changed except the season
They even took away his crown
He took it back and won the day
Turn this ship around
We’re taking on way too much water
We’re about to run aground
Can’t steer the ship without a rudder

So I’m going to get you stoned
Like it’s 1967
I’m going to get you stoned
When here on earth it felt like heaven

And I’m still dreaming
So don’t wake me up
This life is so fleeting
There’s now here near enough

We’re all doin’ time
I can hear it tickin’ while I’m talkin’
Not living is the crime
I squeeze it each and every day
Well I must be on my way
I’m still running chasing dollars
It’s just a habit now I’d say
It sure beats lying in the sun

I’m going to get you stoned
Like it’s 1967
Yeah I’m going to get you stoned
When we could see the doors of heaven