Favorite Robert Forster Opening Couplets

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Inspired by the epic Go-Betweens poll... here's five of my favorites:

My head fits into my hands
I roll it around and nothing comes out
By Chance

Tallulah took a shower for an hour
Then walked down the street feeling beautiful and clean
You Tell Me

I was slowly dying
In a clinic just outside of L.A.
Spirit of a Vampyre

You're home late and you smell
Of the music that you make
Rock n' Roll Friend

I'm ten feet underwater
Standing in a sunken canoe
Love Is a Sign

nerve_pylon, Thursday, 18 July 2019 04:07 (one year ago) link


She comes from Ireland
She's very beautiful
I come from Brisbane
I'm quite plain
(Lee Remick - quite incorrect, of course)

You destroyed what I adored
We should have kept it, it could have been restored
(Is This What You Call Change)

You opened my mail apart at the seams
Now you know I live beyond my means
(Bow Down)

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Thursday, 18 July 2019 04:39 (one year ago) link

i opened a notebook
it read 'the darlinghurst years
i snapped it shut
but out jumped some tears

devvvine, Thursday, 18 July 2019 12:39 (one year ago) link

As Long As That:

Were you born or just conceived?
Whatever comes, crosses me

mott the hoopleheads (voodoo chili), Thursday, 18 July 2019 13:28 (one year ago) link

The Clarke Sisters:

They had problems with their father's law
They sleep in the back of a feminist bookstore

henry s, Thursday, 18 July 2019 13:57 (one year ago) link

It Ain't Easy

And a river ran, and a train ran, and a dream ran through everything that he did
There was melody, there was harmony, there was sweet Sherrie, but it was melody he loved most of all

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 18 July 2019 14:28 (one year ago) link

Feel so sure of our love
I'll write a song about us breaking up.
Man O' Sand etc.

nerve_pylon, Thursday, 18 July 2019 15:15 (one year ago) link

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