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1.
Good Luck 03:15
GOOD LUCK Bridie/Mountfort The traveler wanders alone in the town Never mind the consequences Good Luck, Good Luck She walks along Chinatown the restaurants are closed They all share the same name it's Good Luck, Good Luck And if you're searching for hope in a two-dollar gift shop If you think that your fortune is just round the bend If you think all this torture is just in your head A break from the past Good Luck, Good Luck If you're seeking out hope in a two-dollar gift shop If you think that the sun in the sky always shines If you're hoping that pillows will soften your fall And lead your comforting Good Luck, Good Luck Good Luck
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LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER Bridie/Phillips Let me be your Lighthouse Keeper Protect you from the angry seas In the storm in times of trouble When there's no visibility When you can't see out past the first wave To what lies behind the flying wall There's a bright light spiraling round tonight, tonight Turn turn Come and be my Lighthouse Keeper protect me from the kitsch parade Come shelter me when all around is hollow plastic and ready-made When you can't see out past the first wave To what lies behind the flying wall There's a bright light spiraling round tonight, tonight Turn turn You can be my Tusitala, my storyteller of the sea Come bring me tales of sheer excitement Love and all of it's mystery When you can't see out past the first wave To what lies behind the flying wall There's a bright light spiraling round tonight, tonight Turn turn You can be my Lighthouse Keeper Come and be my Lighthouse Keeper You can be my Lighthouse Keeper Come and be my Lighthouse Keeper You can be my Lighthouse Keeper
3.
Salt 04:54
SALT Bridie/Phillips The blinding glare on the dry cracked skin White heat on the open wound again The swollen tongue and the blistered soul You've lost your way and you're untouchable Layers of rock peel like an onion skin Can you believe in a secret order of things The night's so coloured, so faint and dead calm You're miles away from your long lost home I don't want to go no further You can if you want to I don't want to go no further You can if you want to I don't want to go no further You can if you want to Salt The way that you're walking and the look in your eye Tells of your horror and untold desires From the jump up country to the shimmering sky Try to find the river but the river is dry I don't want to go no further You can if you want to Salt, Salt I don't want to go no further You can if you want to Salt, Salt I don't want to go no further You can if you want to I don't want to go no further You can if you want to I don't want to go no further You can if you want to Salt
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THE KITSCH PARADE Bridie/Mountfort Hey ho I'm raring to go, the pantomime has come to town Join the procession the great kitsch parade, everyone come gather round. And if you're coming from the other side of town Just cross the river if you're feeling kind of down Come to the party even if you're on your own We'll all be waiting for the show That's it I've had it I hate to be dramatic, But we'll all go down disgracefully The circus and drinking, It's bound to stop you thinking, stick your head and come and see And if you're coming from the other side of town Just cross the river if you're feeling kind of down Come to the party even if you're on your own We'll all be waiting for the show Hey ho I'm not letting go, we're all going down disgracefully We're having a fine time the time of our lives, The kitsch parade is on a slide They tell you they warn you about the Emerald Empire, Its going to rot from the inside That's it I've had it I hate to be dramatic, But we'll all go down disgracefully And if you're coming from the other side of town Just cross the river if you're feeling kind of down Come to the party even if you're on your own Around the mulberry bush we're dancing round and round And if you're coming from the other side of town...
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Vandorlo 03:31
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TALK ABOUT LOVE Bridie The moon falls on the railway yard We walk together arm and arm Faith and blind devotion Come glide upon the rusted edge Never question straight ahead Right out in to the darkness of the hours that life can bring I'll stand beside you hold you close When you're in need of comfort most Especially when you make no sense This is what we mean When we talk about love This is what we mean When we talk about love I've found myself a Hinterland Its perfect for a short time I think you'll find it likeable Please wait your hurry Not too fast Just hold out while the moment lasts I know I used to wander But I promise you that I'll stay And if you make some strange mistake Fall down hard and break your neck I'll hang in here just right beside you This is what we mean When we talk about love
8.
Sirens 05:49
SIRENS Bridie It seems like this summer's never ending Can you feel the hot wind blow It comes at the same time every year We stay out half the night to hide from sleeping in our homes It's the North wind Here come the Sirens Hear them roar... Once more I lay back in my room with dark red curtains Wake up to the trucks outside my door Short of sleep And the sky tonight it's a deadly one It hardly lets us breathe Like Ash Wednesday Here come the Sirens Hear them roar... Once more And when I'm hot I like the fast songs But when I'm tired and I can't sleep Play them slow Way down Here come the Sirens Hear them roar... Once more
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YOUR SHIP HAS GONE Bridie Your ship has gone way out to sea Past the volcanoes at Talasea This time I've missed it One day you'll see Well I'll wait for my ship to come back in again And I'll wait till I'm tired and they'll say what a fool to be waiting at a loose end If this is the rock At the end of the road With no way to go past it Then this must be home If this time I've missed it Then forever I'll roam Well I'll wait for my ship to come back in again And I'll wait till I'm tired and they'll say what a fool to be waiting at a loose end Look down from Mt. Warning And wait for your ship to come in Well there's all kinds of treasure And your luck it will change with the wind So be patient I always fall over It's just a simple thing I lose concentration When the social hour begins But I'm up and I'm leaving I'm off with the wind Well I'll wait here in vain I've got nothing to lose And I'll wait till I'm tired and they'll say what a fool This ship has been gone for one hell of a while When it goes out of sight then it goes out of style I'll wait for my ship to come back in again I'll wait till I'm tired then I'll wake up again Well I'll wait here in vain I've got nothing to lose And I'll wait till I'm tired say what a fool to be waiting
11.
Young Girls 02:29
YOUNG GIRLS Bridie
12.
Algeria... 02:24
ALGERIA... Carswell
13.
CAN'T FIND LOVE Bridie/Prendergast I've been looking I've been searching I've been seeking But I can't find love I've been driving endless hours There's nothing doing I can't find love On cold mornings Sun drenched evenings Through restless dreamings Everywhere In the papers On those talk-back television shows Asking all my friends Even they don't know I've been looking I've been searching I've been seeking But I can't find love In the stories That I've been reading Then repeating Over and over again In that dead space Behind your pretty sky blue eyes Wishful thinking There's nothing there I've been looking I've been searching I've been seeking But I can't find love I've been looking I've been searching In my own heart But I can't find love
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G-B 02:02

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My Friend the Chocolate Cake's third album, Good Luck, was released in 1996. Good Luck won the 1997 ARIA Music Award for Best Adult Contemporary Album, but don't hold that against it. Honestly, it's a pretty great album.

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released September 9, 1996

My Friend The Chocolate Cake are:
David Bridie: vocals, piano and keyboards
Helen Mountfort: cellos and backing vocals
Hope Csutoros: violin and viola
Andrew Carswell: mandolin, tin whistle and harmonica
Andrew Richardson: acoustic and electric guitar
Greg Patten: drums
with David Abuiso: double bass, electric vass and accordion

Special Guests:
Rebecca Barnard: vocals
Shane O'Mara: guitar
Rob Craw: drunken vocals on Young Girls

Rebecca Barnard and Shane O'Mara appear courtesy of Polydor Records

Recorded at Periscope Studio, Melbourne
Produced by David Bride and Helen Mountfort with Jeremy Allom
Engineered by Jeremy Allom
Assisted by Zar Hanley

All Tracks Mixed at Sing Sing Studios, Melbourne Australia except Track 2
Engineered by Jeremy Allom
Assisted by Adam Rhodes
Track 2 Remixed by Simon Polinski at Metropolis Audio, Melbourne Australia

All Arrangements by My Friend The Chocolate Cake Except Track 3
Track 3 Engineered by David Bridie And John Phillips

All Lyrics by David Bridie

My Friend The Chocolate Cake wish to thank:
The GM, Sarah, Jules, Petula, Fiona Kelly, Johnny Phillips, Jeremy Allom, Jane at Periscope, Sue McAullay, Warren Costello, Debbie Ladd, Eleanor McKay, Rachel Boyce, Miranda Young, Robbie Craw, Obber, George Telek, Jon Casimir, David Abuiso; The Live Crew: Stu Mcphee, Ben Shapiro and Cameron Mckaige. And very special thanks to Winnie B., Lucrezia, Anne, Darren, Carolyn and Michael.

Painting: Warrick Jolly
Design: Debbie Ladd/Mushroom Art

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My Friend The Chocolate Cake Melbourne, Australia

Their name alone should have ensured a quiet life. No one dreamed of ARIA awards, two years of sold-out Edinburgh Festival dates or the kind of ageless and eternally devoted audience. Somewhere within the unlikely union of kitchen sink piano tales, vivid chamber orchestration and hell-raising instrumental shenanigans, the Melbourne band has carved out a 20 year, seven album history. ... more

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