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Artist/Band: The Go-Betweens
Lyrics for Song: The Wrong Road
Lyrics for Album: Other Songs - The Go-Betweens

A trader in furs living in exile

Boy, what a kook, look at that passport

Stale bread and paper without privilege

If you live here learn the language

When the rain hit the roof

With the sound of a finished kiss

Like a lip lifted from a lip

I took the wrong road 'round

A room in a lighthouse near the park

The ghosts in the next room hear you cough

Time drags on Sundays spent in Mayfair

With all your riches, why aren't you there?

Well, the wind acts like a magnet

And pulls the leaf from the tree

And the town's lost its breath

I took the wrong road 'round

Handsome is good, pretty is better

What was that phrase, grace under pressure?

Blind by the light bulb, blood to the bank

Lost all yours letters when the ship sank

In the disjointed breaking light

The soft blue approach of the water

Makes a sound you won't forget

I took the wrong road 'round

Stranded at low-tide where the river bends

Wouldn't you know it? That's how life ends

Lucky at cards, that's an old lie

Lucky in love, that's how life ends

Well, the turncoats turned around

When they heard the sound of the bell

Dropped their coins into the well

I took the wrong road 'round

Started out Oliver, ended up Fagin

Don't you worry, it's my problem

What's my name, what's my number?

I'm the lonely one

It's just at the end of the day

When the light makes its slow move away

That I know all I can say is

I took the wrong road 'round

Gambled with risk, paid you back with risk

So now you know who your friends are

They'll steel your shadow when your back's turned

Bouquets of flowers, lesson's over

When the rain hit the roof

With the sound of a finished kiss

Like a lip lifted from a lip

And I took the wrong road 'round

Album Lyrics: Other Songs - The Go-Betweens

The Go-Betweens
"Other Songs - The Go-Betweens"

1. A Bad Debt Follows You
2. All About Strength
3. Apology Accepted
4. Arrow In A Bow
5. As Long As That
6. Ask
7. Bachelor Kisses
8. Before Hollywood
9. Bow Down
10. By Chance
11. Bye Bye Pride
12. Careless
13. Cattle And Cane
14. Cut It Out
15. Draining the Pool For You
16. Dusty In Here
17. Eight Pictures
18. Five Words
19. German Farmhouse
20. Going Blind
21. He Lives My Life
22. Head Full Of Steam
23. Heart And Home
24. Hold Your Horses
25. Hope then strife
26. I Just Get Caught Out
27. I'm Allright
28. In The Core Of A Flame
29. It Could Be Anyone
30. Karen
31. Lavender
32. Lee Remick
33. Little Joe
34. Magic In Here
35. Man O'Sand to Girl O'Sea
36. Midnight To Neon
37. On My Block
38. One Thing Can Hold Us
39. Orpheus Beach
40. Palm Sunday (on Board The S.s. Within)
41. Part Company
42. People Know
43. Ride
44. Right here
45. River of Money
46. Slow Slow Music
47. Someone Else's Wife
48. Spirit
49. Spirit Of A Vampyre
50. Spring Rain
51. Surfing Magazines
52. The Clarke Sisters
53. The Clock
54. The Ghost And The Black Hat
55. The Girls Have Moved
56. The House Jack Kerouac Built
57. The Life At Hand
58. The Old Way Out
59. The Sound Of Rain
60. The Wrong Road
61. This Night's For You
62. To Reach Me
63. Twin Layers Of Lightning
64. Two Steps Step Out
65. Unkind and Unwise
66. When She Sang About Angels
67. You tell me
68. You've Never Lived
69. Your Turn, My Turn