Old 97's - Barrier Reef Lyrics

Old 97's Too Far to Care cover art
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Empty bottle was half empty, tide was low, and I was thirsty
I saw her sitting at the bar, well you know how some girls are
Always making eyes, well she wasn't making eyes

So I sidled up beside her, settled down and shouted, "Hi there"
My name's Stewart Ransom Miller, I'm a serial lady-killer"
She said, "I'm already dead," that's exactly what she said

So we tripped the lights fantastic, we was both made of elastic
Midnight came and midnight went and I though I was the President
She said, "Do you have a car?" and I said, "Do I have a car?"

What's so great about the Barrier Reef?
What's so fine about art?
What's so good about a Good Times Van
When you're working on a broken, working on a broken
Working on a broken man
When you're working on a broken, working on a broken
Working on a broken man, yeah

My heart wasn't in it, not for one single minute
Oh then I went through the motions with her
Her on top, and me on liquor, didn't do no good, well I didn't think it would

What's so great about the Barrier Reef?
What's so fine about art?
What's so good about a Good Times Van
When you're working on a broken, working on a broken
Working on a broken man?
When you're working on a broken, working on a broken
Working on a broken man?
When you're working on a broken, working on a broken
Working on a broken man?

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Timebomb
  • 2 Barrier Reef
  • 3 Broadway
  • 4 Salome
  • 5 W. TX Teardrops
  • 6 Melt Show
  • 7 Streets of Where I'm From
  • 8 Big Brown Eyes
  • 9 Just Like California
  • 10 Curtain Calls
  • 11 Niteclub
  • 12 House That Used to Be
  • 13 Four Leaf Clover


  • Credits
    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Kendall Dewayne Bethea, Murray Hammond, Stewart Ransom Miller, Philip Wayne Peeples
    album: Track 2 in album Too Far to Care
    release date: 1997-6-17
    popularity : 31 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country Rock
    length: 3:50
    Album Information
    label: Elektra
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075596205023
    script: Latin