Mark Seymour – In The Kitchen of a Perfect Home

Versions

Version Length Source Availability
Studio [1] 3:36 Mark Seymour Embedded album. Moderately common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Studio [2] Demo 3:23 2001 Demos (CD). The Vault digital download at True Believers, 20 March 2016.
Live Acoustic [1] 3:22 Mark Seymour Live At The Basement video. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Live Acoustic [2] 3:30 Mark Seymour Daytime and the Dark album. Moderately common. Available new in CD and digital form.

Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

From Mark’s site:

Gold coast dream. Soon-to-be weds have huge tiff over a small matter of the hire-purchased Subaru Forrester being written off by her coming back from a really expensive trip to the local supermarket. Boyfriend loses it. Possibly violent. Ten hours later he’s sitting at the kitchen counter with a half empty bottle of Jack’s in the newly acquired lake side home, wondering how it all went wrong…She’s wandering down the Pacific Highway in her Gym gear, a nasty bruise over her left eye. Dad’s going to be extremely upset.

 

Lyrics

I tore your wedding dress
Coming down, now the honeymoon was over
Surfer’s Paradise
Our universe reflected in your eyes
On the road heading home

I hope you don’t get lost
Escaping me
Can’t you see what I’ve become

I think I’ve had enough
Going over what I’ve done
In the kitchen of a perfect home
Can’t you see me now?

Highway’s in the sun
Going back to the neon pink flamingo
A bride is on the run
From shattered dreams
If only I could hold her in my arms once again

Tomorrow’s would be fine
Or any other day
Could be the time you fall in love

I think I’ve had enough
Going over what I’ve done
In the kitchen of a perfect home
Can you see me now?

See what I’ve become
The truth that I have done
In the kitchen of a perfect home
Can you see me now?

Her pretty face
Forever haunting me
There is no escape
Well the time you fall in love

I think I’ve had enough
Going over what I’ve done
In the kitchen of a perfect home
Can you see me now?

See what I’ve become
I think I’ve had enough
In the kitchen of a perfect home
Can you see me now?

If you could see me now
If you could see me now
If you could see me now