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Contemporary folk song
Acting Like Tourists by Ray Brookes
 Category:  Folk Music
  Posted: July 28, 2016      Views: 6


I am a songwriter/arranger/composer living in Sydney, Australia. I spend all my time in my home studio creating music; some of it good, some of it bad and some of it ugly. What the hell, I enjoy doing it.

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It is a morning of hot coffee, cold stares and romancing facts
Conflicts, cornflakes and ridiculous balancing acts
Accusations and rejections
Like an ?Eisteddfod? of objections
No one here is perfect and neither of us purists
But sometimes it seems like we both act like tourists

It is an afternoon of soccer-dads, gushing and rushing
Kits washed and pressed; everybody fussing and pushing
Angry yells at the play
Can?t afford to lose here today
I look at my boy and realize he don?t wanna do this
All those parents on the touchline acting like tourists

I met a girl on the way home, speaking in palindromes,
?Was it a rat I saw?" she cried
Took me a moment to figure it out
?Never odd or even" I replied.

It is a night of catfish cooked on an open fire
Teenagers on the beach getting higher and higher
Some kid with a guitar wearing a pineapple shirt
Singing his songs like he was some kind of life expert
Me? I gaze at the stars like some intellectual futurist
But I guess that night I was just another tourist

I guess sometimes we all act like tourists.
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