Mark Seymour – The Red Lady’s Gone

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Studio 2:56 Mark Seymour Undertow album. Moderately common. Available new in CD and digital form.

Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

From Mark’s track by track guide to Undertow:

I once owned a ’72 HQ Monaro coupe, vermilion red.. People said I was making some kind of statement.. I was. I loved the damn thing but she was taken by some covetous junky from across the river at 10 0’Clock at night while I was down at the pub. She was parked outside the apartment, kill switch on, but the thief found the switch while kicking tyres earlier that day.. Said I was asking too high a price. Decided to take it anyway

 

Lyrics

Well last time I blew a gasket
One night in 93
Left the red lady parked outside
For all the world to see

She was glowing like a red hot rainbow
Should of left the kill switch on
Inside the quarter panel
Now the red lady’s gone

You know I used to take her out on the weekend
She used to purr like a beast
Twin barrel bendix Stromberg opened up
You know the note was a feast

You know I used to believe in that power
Now I really miss that song
Howling down the highway
The red lady’s gone

Some low life from over the Yarra came around
He was kicking tyres that day
Said I was asking too much
Spat on the ground, came back and drove her away

Oh two hard top tacho on the dash
Oil in the drive way grease in the trash
Everything’s wrong now the red lady’s gone

Some junky from over the river came around
He was kicking tyres that day
Said I was asking too much
Spat on the ground, came back and drove her away

Oh two door hard top 253
A travesty of justice woe is me
Everything’s wrong
Now the red lady’s gone

How I really miss that song
Now the red lady’s gone
Howling down the highway
The red lady’s gone