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My Friend The Chocolate Cake
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GOOD LUCK

GOOD LUCK
LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER
SALT
100 FLOWERS IN BLOOM
THE KITSCH PARADE
VANDORLO
TALK ABOUT LOVE
SIRENS
CELLO SONG (FOR CHARLIE)
YOUR SHIP HAS GONE
YOUNG GIRLS
ALGERIA...
CAN’T FIND LOVE
G-B

Lyrics published by Mushroom Music Publishing. Reprinted with permission.




GOOD LUCK
Bridie/Mountfort (Mushroom Music)

The traveler wanders alone in the town
Never mind the consequences
Good Luck, Good Luck

She walks along Chinatown the restaurants are closed
They all share the same name it's Good Luck, Good Luck

And if you're searching for hope in a two-dollar gift shop
If you think that your fortune is just round the bend
If you think all this torture is just in your head
A break from the past
Good Luck, Good Luck

If you're seeking out hope in a two-dollar gift shop
If you think that the sun in the sky always shines
If you're hoping that pillows will soften your fall
And lead your comforting
Good Luck, Good Luck

Good Luck



LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER
Bridie/Phillips (Mushroom Music)

Let me be your Lighthouse Keeper
Protect you from the angry seas
In the storm in times of trouble
When there's no visibility

When you can't see out past the first wave
To what lies behind the flying wall
There's a bright light spiraling round tonight, tonight
Turn turn

Come and be my Lighthouse Keeper
protect me from the kitsch parade
Come shelter me when all around
is hollow plastic and ready-made

When you can't see out past the first wave
To what lies behind the flying wall
There's a bright light spiraling round tonight, tonight
Turn turn

You can be my Tusitala, my storyteller of the sea
Come bring me tales of sheer excitement
Love and all of it's mystery

When you can't see out past the first wave
To what lies behind the flying wall
There's a bright light spiraling round tonight, tonight
Turn turn

You can be my Lighthouse Keeper
Come and be my Lighthouse Keeper
You can be my Lighthouse Keeper
Come and be my Lighthouse Keeper
You can be my Lighthouse Keeper



SALT
Bridie/Phillips (Mushroom Music)

The blinding glare on the dry cracked skin
White heat on the open wound again
The swollen tongue and the blistered soul
You've lost your way and you're untouchable

Layers of rock peel like an onion skin
Can you believe in a secret order of things
The night's so coloured, so faint and dead calm
You're miles away from your long lost home

I don't want to go no further
You can if you want to
I don't want to go no further
You can if you want to
I don't want to go no further
You can if you want to
Salt

The way that you're walking and the look in your eye
Tells of your horror and untold desires
From the jump up country to the shimmering sky
Try to find the river but the river is dry

I don't want to go no further
You can if you want to
Salt, Salt
I don't want to go no further
You can if you want to
Salt, Salt
I don't want to go no further
You can if you want to
I don't want to go no further
You can if you want to
I don't want to go no further
You can if you want to
Salt

100 FLOWERS IN BLOOM
Mountfort (Mushroom Music)




THE KITSCH PARADE
Bridie/Mountfort (Mushroom Music)

Hey ho I'm raring to go,
the pantomime has come to town
Join the procession the great kitsch parade, everyone come gather round.

And if you're coming from the other side of town
Just cross the river if you're feeling kind of down
Come to the party even if you're on your own
We'll all be waiting for the show

That's it I've had it I hate to be dramatic,
But we'll all go down disgracefully
The circus and drinking,
It's bound to stop you thinking, stick your head and come and see

And if you're coming from the other side of town
Just cross the river if you're feeling kind of down
Come to the party even if you're on your own
We'll all be waiting for the show

Hey ho I'm not letting go, we're all going down disgracefully

We're having a fine time the time of our lives,
The kitsch parade is on a slide
They tell you they warn you about the Emerald Empire,
Its going to rot from the inside

That's it I've had it I hate to be dramatic,
But we'll all go down disgracefully

And if you're coming from the other side of town
Just cross the river if you're feeling kind of down
Come to the party even if you're on your own
Around the mulberry bush we're dancing round and round
And if you're coming from the other side of town....




VANDORLO

Mountfort/Csutoros (Mushroom Music)




TALK ABOUT LOVE

Bridie (Mushroom Music)

The moon falls on the railway yard
We walk together arm and arm
Faith and blind devotion
Come glide upon the rusted edge
Never question straight ahead
Right out in to the darkness of the hours that life can bring
I'll stand beside you hold you close
When you're in need of comfort most
Especially when you make no sense

This is what we mean
When we talk about love
This is what we mean
When we talk about love

I've found myself a Hinterland
Its perfect for a short time
I think you'll find it likeable
Please wait your hurry
Not too fast
Just hold out while the moment lasts
I know I used to wander
But I promise you that I'll stay
And if you make some strange mistake
Fall down hard and break your neck
I'll hang in here just right beside you

This is what we mean
When we talk about love





SIRENS
Bridie (Mushroom Music)

It seems like this summer's never ending
Can you feel the hot wind blow
It comes at the same time every year
We stay out half the night to hide
from sleeping in our homes
It's the north wind

Here come the Sirens
Hear them roar... Once more

I lay back in my room with dark red curtains
Wake up to the trucks outside my door
Short of sleep
And the sky tonight it's a deadly one
It hardly lets us breathe
Like Ash Wednesday

Here come the Sirens
Hear them roar... Once more

And when I'm hot I like the fast songs
But when I'm tired and I can't sleep
Play them slow
Way down

Here come the Sirens
Hear them roar... Once more



CELLO SONG (FOR CHARLIE)

Mountfort (Mushroom Music)




YOUR SHIP HAS GONE

Bridie (Mushroom Music)

Your ship has gone
way out to sea
Past the volcanoes
at Talasea
This time I've missed it
One day you'll see

Well I'll wait for my ship to come back in again
And I'll wait till I'm tired and they'll say what a fool to be waiting
at a loose end

If this is the rock
At the end of the road
With no way to go past it
Then this must be home
If this time I've missed it
Then forever I'll roam

Well I'll wait for my ship to come back in again
And I'll wait till I'm tired and they'll say what a fool to be waiting
at a loose end

Look down from Mt. Warning
And wait for your ship to come in
Well there's all kinds of treasure
And your luck it will change with the wind
So be patient

I always fall over
It's just a simple thing
I lose concentration
When the social hour begins
But I'm up and I'm leaving
I'm off with the wind

Well I'll wait here in vain I've got nothing to lose
And I'll wait till I'm tired and they'll say what a fool
This ship has been gone for one hell of a while
When it goes out of sight then it goes out of style
I'll wait for my ship to come back in again
I'll wait till I'm tired then I'll wake up again
Well I'll wait here in vain I've got nothing to lose
And I'll wait till I'm tired say what a fool to be waiting





YOUNG GIRLS

Bridie (Mushroom Music)




ALGERIA...

Carswell (Mushroom Music)




CAN'T FIND LOVE
Bridie/Prendergast (Mushroom Music)

I've been looking
I've been searching
I've been seeking
But I can't find love

I've been driving endless hours
There's nothing doing
I can't find love
On cold mornings
Sun drenched evenings
Through restless dreamings
Everywhere
In the papers
On those talk-back television shows
Asking all my friends
Even they don't know

I've been looking
I've been searching
I've been seeking
But I can't find love

In the stories
That I've been reading
Then repeating
Over and over again
In that dead space
Behind your pretty sky blue eyes
Wishful thinking
There's nothing there

I've been looking
I've been searching
I've been seeking
But I can't find love

I've been looking
I've been searching
In my own heart
But I can't find love




G-B
Bridie (Mushroom Music)





My Friend The Chocolate Cake are:
David Bridie : vocals, piano and keyboards
Helen Mountfort : cellos and backing vocals
Hope Csutoros : violin and viola
Andrew Carswell : mandolin, tin whistle and harmonica
Andrew Richardson : acoustic and electric guitar
Greg Patten : drums
with David Abuiso : double bass, electric bass and accordion

Special Guests :
Rebecca Barnard : vocals
Shane O'Mara : guitar
Rob Craw: drunken vocals on Young Girls

Rebecca Barnard and Shane O'Mara appear courtesy of Polydor Records

Recorded at Periscope Studio, Melbourne
Produced by David Bridie and Helen Mountfort with Jeremy Allom
Engineered by Jeremy Allom
Assisted by Zar Hanley

All Tracks Mixed at Sing Sing Studios, Melbourne Australia except track 2
Engineered by Jeremy Allom
Assisted by Adam Rhodes
Track 2 Remixed by Simon Polinski at Metropolis Audio, Melbourne Australia

All Arrangements by My Friend The Chocolate Cake except track 3
Track 3 Engineered by David Bridie and John Phillips

All lyrics by David Bridie
Lyrics published by Mushroom Music Publishing. Reprinted with permission.

My Friend The Chocolate Cake are managed by
Michael Roberts and Sarah Pearson for Loud & Clear Management
P0 Box 276, Albert Park, Victoria 3206
Fax: 61 3 9537 1371 eMAIL: loud@werple.net.au

My Friend The Chocolate Cake
wish to thank:
The GM, Sarah, Jules, Petula, Fiona Kelly, Johnny Phillips, Jeremy Allom, Jane at Periscope, Sue McAullay, Warren Costello, Debbie Ladd, Eleanor McKay, Rachel Boyce, Miranda Young, Robbie Craw, Obber, George Telek, Jon Casimir, David Abuiso; The Live Crew: Stu McPhee, Ben Shapiro and Cameron McKaige... and very special thanks to Winnie B., Lucrezia, Anne, Darren, Carolyn and Michael.

Painting : Warrick Jolly
Design : Debbie Ladd/Mushroom Art