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Cattle and Cane

This song is by The Go-Betweens and appears on the album Before Hollywood (1983) and on the album Bellavista Terrace: Best of The Go-Betweens (1999).

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Cattle and Cane
I recall
A schoolboy coming home
Through fields of cane
To a house of tin and timber
And in the sky
A rain of falling cinders
From time to time the waste
Memory wastes

I recall
A boy in bigger pants
Like everyone
Just waiting for a chance
His father's watch
He left it in the showers
From time to time the waste
Memory wastes
And the waste
Memory wastes

I recall
A bigger, brighter world
A world of books
And silent times in thought
And then the railroad
The railroad takes him home
Through fields of cattle
Through fields of cane
From time to time the waste
Memory wastes
And the waste
Memory wastes

I recall the same, a reply
A plan you once had
From time down to mind
That time was bad
So I knew where I was
Alone and so at home

Further
Longer
Higher
Further
Longer
It's further
And higher
And longer
Older

Music by:

Robert Forster and Grant McLennan

Lyrics by:

Grant McLennan

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