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Merry In Merrylands

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August 26th, 2012 Posted 12:01 pm

Merry In Merrylands: Winner of the Peoples Choice Award at the 2012 SydneyVision Song Contest!

Following Lady Gowrie Lookout, his SydneyVision entry from 2011 involving the north shore suburb of Kirribilli, Dan decided to venture west this year to discover exactly what puts the ‘Merry’ in Merrylands. It involved a run-in between angry neighbours and local hooligans, a trip to the skate park, a stormwater drain and a kebab before he found out!

You can download an MP3 of Merry In Merrylands here

Lyrics
Written by Dan Schaumann & Sam Kumlu

Well I wake up every morning to a grumble and a cough
And the sound of traffic’s driving me insane
I gladly leave it all behind and trundle to my job
But I’m merry in old Merrylands today

The neighbours mow their lawn and scream at kids at 8am
As they venture to the ramp to smoke and skate
The ibis make a meal from all the garbage in the bins
But I’m merry in old Merrylands today
Yes I’m merry in old Merrylands today

CHORUS:
She’s so sweet
Stole my heart
She lives near
Granville Park

Cross the street
I’m in love
That’s why I’m merry in old Merrylands today
That’s why I’m merry in old Merrylands today

The local gourmet food is a kebab or fish & chips
The local river leads towards the stains of grey
There’s bogans on the corner of Victoria & Pitt
But I’m merry in old Merrylands today
Yes I’m merry in old Merrylands today

CHORUS

Some may leave and some stay here forever
I know I’ll remain while I’m with her

I’ve been living in this goddamn town for 27 years
But I’m merry in old Merrylands today
Yes I’m merry in old Merrylands today

CHORUS


Be sure to check out Dan’s other website Australia By Song for a massive list of locations around Australia and songs they have been mentioned in!

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One Response to “Merry In Merrylands”

  1. leospittles
    7:34 pm on October 5th, 2012

    I used to live in WOODPARK just down the road from Merrylands.

    This is a good song but WHY DON’T YOU TEAM UP

    WITH THE GUY WHO WROTE THIS SONG.

    Your Might come up with a another gem, you could be
    become the Simon and Gartunkual of Merrylands.

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