Who Sang Lament of the Chiming Wedgebill? The Lucksmiths

Release information
Release Date: 2008-10
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock/Indie Rock
length: 3:51
Lyrics
When the wind's from the north, love
I can hear the railway line
That low, lonesome whistle
Comes floating through the night
And I dream of departure
Of a suitcase by the door
And I wake in the morning
As weary as before I fell asleep

When the wind's from the west, love
I can smell the distant sea
And ten thousand teardrops
Come flooding back to me
I'd almost forgotten
How we spoke of setting sail
That evening gin-sodden
The moon a fingernail scratched in the sky

For we'd seen the sorrow summer brings
Where the chiming wedgebill sings
"Oh why did you get drunk?
Why did you get drunk?"

But when the wind's from the south, love
You're only half an hour from here
I hardly need pedal
And that hill just disappears
The silos stands silent
Down that endless railway line
The district's deserted
The sunset might be mine
And yours, of course

But I've seen the sorrow summer brings
Where the chiming wedgebill sings
"Oh why did you get drunk?
Why did you get drunk?
Why did you get drunk?
Oh why did you get drunk?"

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 The Town and the Hills
  • 2 Good Light
  • 3 A Sobering Thought (Just When One Was Needed)
  • 4 California in Popular Song
  • 5 South-East Coastal Rendezvous
  • 6 The National Mitten Registry
  • 7 Day Three of Five
  • 8 Never and Always
  • 9 Lament of the Chiming Wedgebill
  • 10 How We Met
  • 11 Song of the Undersea
  • 12 Up With the Sun
  • 13 Pines
  • 14 Who Turned on the Lights?

  • Release information
    label: The Lost and Lonesome Recording Co.
    country(area): Australia
    format: CD
    barcode: 9324690031603
    script: Latin