Big City

by Ha the Unclear

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I tag in on the bus I'm headed back home to Mt Eden
The driver stares ahead he's dead inside, a robot even
I shuffle to the middle avoiding feet and bags, curious glimpses
Since I've worn this jersey they've come thick and fast
I get so nervous

Big City

A man wears headphones in the back seat, seems pretty out-of-it
The bus is lurching forward now so is he, he's going to vomit
A throaty groan ensues and he collapses on the floor
Drug or alcohol induced whatever it is projectiles issue forth
I yell "turn him on his side he's going to choke on his own vomit"
But nobody cares

Big City

Everybody stares paralysed by anonymity
Finally another lady gets up from her seat
She must be a doctor it's only now that I can start to breathe deeply
Then she leans over his body and starts praying in tongues and Jesus speak
People clog the aisles, wild that the bus is stopped now
I'm exasperated, I'm perspiring, I'm expiring, I get out
Everyone's late for dinner, they're way too busy for his bus
They cut queues, they don't recycle
Wow, everyone's anonymous

Big City (everyone's anonymous)


released April 21, 2017
Written by Michael Cathro & Ha the Unclear
Bass & Backing Vocal: Paul Cathro
Guitar & Vocal: Michael Cathro
Drums & Percussion: Ben Sargeant
Guitar & Backing Vocal: Theodore Francis
Produced & Engineered by Tom Healy



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Alt-Pop/New Wave/Indie from South Dunedin based in Auckland, New Zealand.


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