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"Walls" by Icehouse / Flowers (1980)

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"Walls" by Icehouse / Flowers (1980)


"Walls" by Icehouse / Flowers (1980)

Walls (lyrics from the LP - not the video)

Listen
If you listen you will hear
A reckless heartbeat
On the inside

Through the walls this sound is crawling
Down the corridors and halls
It cracks the ceiling
The windows and the doors

Well the rest won't listen though the walls have ears
But they never really look they just stand and stare
They're all standing
Staring at the walls {walls, walls}

Who put the writing on the walls?
Will no-one ever know?
Oh-oh when I don't mind the walls

Tell me
Why won't you tell me?
Have you got nothing to say?
Tell me where in hell this place is?
Tell me why I get no answers?
Am I talking, talking to the wall?

So it's running, jumping, standing still
I think I've had enough of it all
Get your hands up
Up against the wall

Who put the writing on the wall?
Will no-one ever know?
Oh-ho when I don't mind the wall
Oh-ho when I don't mind the walls
I don't mind the walls

{shit}
{shit}
{shit}
{shit}
{shh}
{shh}
{shit}
{shit}
{shit}
{shit}
{shit}
{shit}
{shh}
{shh}
{shit}
{shit}
{shit}
{shit}
{shit}
{shit}
{shh}
{shh}
{shit}
{shit}
{shit}
{shit}
{shit}
{shit}
{shh}
{shh} (Lachlan's note: I count 30's whisperings of the words "shh" and "shit" in the song at this point)

Through the walls this sound is crawling {shit, shit}
Down the corridors and halls {shit, shit, shh, shh}
It cracks the ceiling {shit}
The windows and the doors {shit, shit, shit, shh, shh}
Well the rest won't listen though the walls have ears {shit, shit, shit}
But they never really look they just stand and stare {shit, shit, shh, shh}
They're all standing
Staring at the walls

{shit}
{shit}
{shh}
{shh}

They're all standing {shit}
Staring at the walls {shit}

{shit}
{shit}
{shh}
{shh}

They're all standing
Staring at the walls {shit, shit}

{shit}
{shit}
{shit}
{shit}

Who put the writing on the wall?
Will no-one ever know?
Oh-ho when I don't mind the wall
Oh-ho when I don't mind the walls
I don't mind the walls

Who put the writing on the walls?
Who fights and runs away?
The minutes and the hours pass in tracing out the days
The days and nights drag into years
And no-one ever knows
Oh-oh when I don't mind the walls
Oh-ho when I don't mind the walls
I don't mind the walls


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