Rushcutter's Bay (Christine Lavin)

The boats are bobbing on Rushcutters Bay The joggers are jogging their lives away My knees give out before I run a quarter K I'm not an athletic girl The Sydney sun is heating up the ground The cricket batsman hits the ball then he runs around I can't believe it's November, I'm upside down The other side of the world But I still dream about him every night I still dream about him every night He comes to me when I turn out the light I still dream about him Austrailian boys know how to toss back a beer The Aussie girls all want to get away from here It's a universal problem, so far and so near I see it everywhere I go It's a battle of the sexes, it's a battle of wills It's a push, it's a pull, it's a bittersweet pill Ten thousand miles away and my heart beats still For a man I may never know But I still dream about him every night I still dream about him every night He comes to me when I turn out the light I still dream about him Crossing the street gives me a terrible fright I look right, I look left, I look left, I look right It's a mirror image, it's day for night I hesitate, I run I am a constant stranger, I'm a long lost-friend Remind me of your name should we meet again In a darkened alley up around the bend Or in the Sydney sun. And I still dream about him every night I still dream about him every night He comes to me when I turn out the light I still dream about him The boats are bobbing on Rushcutters Bay The joggers are jogging their lives away My knees give out, I can't run a quarter K I'm still not an athletic girl -ac