Buses & Trains

The theme for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday is Greet, Hey, Howdy. I chose the song Buses and Trains because that’s the first one that came to me having seen the prompt words! I have sung this song so much that I believe it’s been imprinted on me.

It seems like it was only yesterday…

Buses and Trains” is the debut single by Australian pop band Bachelor Girl. Released in June 1998 as the first single from the band’s debut album, Waiting for the Day, the song peaked at number four on the ARIA Singles Chart and remains the band’s highest-charting single. It was also a major hit in New Zealand, where it reached number six and earned a Gold certification. It additionally reached number 29 in Sweden, number 35 in Iceland and number 65 in the United Kingdom.

Buses and Trains

Hey mum! Why didn’t you tell me?
Why didn’t you teach me a thing or two?
Did you just let me go out, into the world?
You never thought to share what you knew.

So I walked under a bus, I got hit by a train.
Keep falling in love, which is kinda the same.
I’ve sunk out at sea, crashed my car, gone insane.
And it felt so good, I want to do it again.

Hey mum! Why didn’t you want me?
‘Cause I found boys were something I should have known.
They’re like chocolate cake, like cigarettes.
I know they’re bad for me, but I just can’t leave them alone.

And I walked under a bus, I got hit by a train.
And it felt so good, I want to do it again.
I want to do it again, I want to do it again, hey hey!
Ooh, think I’m so good? Hey!

Hey mum! Since we’re talking, what was it like when you were young?
Has the world changed, or is it still the same?
A man can kill, and still be the sweetest fun!

And I walked under a bus, I got hit by a train,
And it felt so good, I want to do it again.

12 thoughts on “Buses & Trains

  1. Great choice of song, Janis. I certainly remember it being played across the airwaves regularly back then. It was the year that my life changed for the better, and in a big way, professionally and I never looked back. Fond memories 😊

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    1. I am happy to know that you liked this song, Sean and that there is a significant memory associated to it… or at least the timeline 😀 It’s nice to reminisce about those fond memories! ❤

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  2. Oh man, teenage me would have loved this song. I was exactly a teenager when this was released, but I don’t remember hearing it here in The Netherlands. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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