I'm Livin' In The '70's

Vanessa Barklay

Ravenshoe, Australia

Artist's Description

This is a sign from one of our local pubs which has a motel in a time warp in my little North Queensland town, Ravenshoe. An eclectic little place I’m sure anyone would enjoy visiting plus you get Colour TV here!

Skyhooks were an Australian band in the 70’s and early 80’s, I dug them and couldn’t get this song out of head when I took this photo, so here it is…

I feel a little crazy
I feel a little strange
Like I’m in a pay phone
Without any change
I feel a little edgy
I feel a little weird
I feel like a schoolboy
Who’s grown a beard

I’m livin’ in the 70’s
Eatin’ fake food under plastic trees
My face gets dirty just walkin’ around
I need another pill to calm me down

I feel a bit nervous
I feel a bit mad
I feel like a good time that’s never been had
I feel a bit fragile
I feel a bit low
Like I learned the right lines
But I’m on the wrong show

I’m livin’ in the 70’s
I feel like I lost my keys
Got the right day but I got the wrong week
And I get paid for just bein’ a freak

I feel a little insane
I feel a bit dazed
My legs are shrinkin’
And the roof’s been raised
I feel a little mixed up
I feel a little queer
I feel like a barman that can’t drink a beer

Lyrics

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