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The Trip Home (2011)

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City Traffic
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We've come from the country
To Adelaide for the day,
Heading home now cos
Overnight we don't want to stay,
It's hectic in the city with
Trucks, cars everywhere,
All the noise and traffic
Are hard for country folk to bear.

Dear Lord please protect us
Help us get home safely I pray,
Now we're at Gepps Cross so
We're heading the right way,
Over Cavan Bridge and
On the road past Bolivar,
Home is a long way,
We've yet to travel so far.

We drive through the Adelaide Plains
Past market gardens,
Farms, grassy paddocks, horses, pigs
And a few stray hens,
Past the wagon wheels
And spiky plants at the cactus ranch,
On past old houses
To the crossroads where the tracks branch.

At Port Wakefield with its road houses
We take a break,
Let's have a hot cuppa
And a sandwich or some cake,
After a rest we feel revived
Ready to travel some more,
Next town, Lochiel,
With its salt hills, lake and general store.

Onward through green farming lands,
Fields of wheat, silos, sheep,
Snowtown, Redhill, Crystal Brook,
I start to fall asleep,
Warnertown, not much further
Now to Port Pirie,
Where we stop for a meal
In the smelter city.

Sun has set so through the dark night
We now must drive,
We can't see much
'Til in Port Augusta we arrive,
We drive through
Keen to reach Whyalla and go to bed,
So sick of all this driving
We want to sleep instead.

Not far to go now-
Watch out, mustn't hit a stray 'roo,
We can see Whyalla's lights,
Home! What a welcome view!
We are just so weary,
It's many hours since we woke,
Who would think one could be this happy
To see the One Steel smoke!
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