Mark Seymour – 43 in the Shade

43 In The Shade promo (cover)

43 In The Shade promo (cover)

 

The Promotional Single

Released In: [Australia / NZ]

Release Date: 15 March 2004.

Single Availability: Extremely rare.

Value: A$10-A$40.

Only contains 43 In The Shade.

 

Versions

Version Length Source Availability
Studio [1]  4:14 Mark Seymour Embedded album. Moderately common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Studio [2] 3:35 Mark Seymour 43 In The Shade single. Extremely rare. Not available new.

Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

From Mark’s site:

Middle age escape. The bloke wakes up one day and realises he is trapped. Throws everything away, buys a Harley and a long board. She can have the house. Huge sacrifice. He’s either very brave, or very stupid, depending on your perspective.

 

Lyrics

In my head so many things I said
They never made much sense except in my own defence
I got a sinking feeling that I’ve hit the ceiling
And I don’t think that I’ll last much longer in here

So I’ll take my chances for I’ll be dead a long time
And I’m bound to wreck this bed I’ve made
43 in the shade

Well I’ve dragged my baggage and I lost it somewhere
Looking for cheap seduction led to me own destruction
All of the friends I’ve trust they got rich or busted
They got wise to words that I never learned.

So I’ll take my chances for I’ll be dead a long time
And I’m bound to wreck this bed I’ve made
Well I’m burning my bridges and I’ll learn to travel lightly
And I’ll spring the traps my enemies have made
43 in the shade

43 in the shade

I’ll take my chances for I’ll be dead a long time
And I’m bound to wreck this bed I’ve made
I’m burning my bridges and I’ll learn to travel lightly
And I’ll spring the traps my enemies have made
43 in the shade

43 in the shade