Mark Seymour – Two Dollar Punter

Versions

Version Length Source Availability
Studio  4:18 Mark Seymour Mayday album. Moderately common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Live 4:14 Mark Seymour Roll Back The Stone album. Moderately common. Available new in CD and digital form.

 Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

N/A.

 

Lyrics

I’m a two dollar punter
Lookin’ for relief
Maximise my chances
And I minimise the grief
Shook the hand of the smuggler
Whispered in the night
Me and my people
We went looking for the light

Some of us got lucky
Others disappeared
In the heat the truck broke down
And when the dust had cleared
I threw away my passport
That was not allowed
I took what I could carry and
Got lost in the crowd

I’m waiting I’m waiting
I’ll ride the tiger
While I’m still alive
I see the dark clouds descending
I swear my soul will survive

Crowded in stowage
I hear the naked beat
Running on the deck above
Nails under their feet
Soldiers of the free world
Come to deliver me
From one hell to another
On the high empty sea

I’m waiting I’m waiting
I’ll ride the tiger
While I’m still alive
I see the dark clouds descending
I swear my soul will survive

Forgive me my weakness
Forgive me my tears
But I dreamed of something better
All down the bitter years
Last night I saw an angel
She kissed me in my sleep
She said “You can’t go back son,
Your heart is in too deep.”

I’m waiting I’m waiting
I’ll ride the tiger
While I’m still alive
I see the dark clouds descending
I swear my soul will survive