At the Corner

by Alice Night

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This track explores growing up in suburbia, unintentional neglect and unconditional love. It is a song about Australia, about innocence and hope. Big ups and respect to my incredible mother and dear dear friend! And blessings to all families, friends, cultures and relationships affected by addictions of any kind. The major companies are profiting $$ while people are so often paying a price far greater than money! Let's cut the crap and create a world of respect, playfulness and purpose! With love, Alice Night - [if you are struggling, make contact... call Lifeline 13 11 14 or write a song, tell a friend, swim in the ocean! Let's get clear, and be kind to ourselves and to all beings!] Don't get lost in the darkness, you can depend on the dawn!


At The Corner

She sat on her veranda
passing joints round with Miranda
asking how to be a good mother
six months pregnant

It was awkward
it was messy
we moved so many times
like we were running from the law, or from ourselves

Suburban memories
boredom and bystanders
throwing rocks at our own faces

Mama why d’ya move us here?
I guess it seemed a good idea
Mama why d’ya move us here?

I’ll meet you at the corner of your life and mine
trying to do more than just get by
I’ll meet you at the Corner

The only shops still open
the bottleo and the pub
and they’re no place for children

My mother was a regular
they knew her by first name
but come the morning she was no-one to them

Cheap Tuesdays at Blockbusters
two pizzas and a 1.5 ml Coca-Cola
When your sisters on the bongs
and your mum thinks nothings wrong
should you tell your favourite teacher?


When your Mum brings home a fella
your only ten how can you tell her
that it’s all gunna go to shit.
all we really needed was a friend
that’s all we needed one good friend
that’s all we needed.

Setting curfews for your mother
singing lullabies to your brother
get on with it some people have it worse

But when the adults are not adults
the children can’t be children
so forgive me if I spend a week
making kites and playing by the creek
buying stickers with my Centrelink
and playing silly games where I don’t have to think.

Everyones got their story
and everyone feels alone
too shamed to tell the other kids
what’s going on at home
Everyones got their story
and everyone feels alone
too shamed to tell the people at work
what’s going on at home

And Oh we had some shit times
oh we had some shocking times
but oh we had some good times too

I have blamed the suburbs,
I have blamed the past,
I have blamed colonialism
not that anyone ever asked

But I have faith in people
I have faith in change
and they can frown upon us
but with her, I will, stay.

[Sole copyright Alice Night 2015]


released December 4, 2015
Huge thank you to Damian Enemark for engineering the track and Song Zu for providing such a wonderful space.

Thank you to the God Queen community and ALPHAMAMA for your unwavering support!
Love you massive!


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