Rollins at Work: Down Under

Down Under

Running six years ago in a re-lay,
On the Zilker trail, lungs full of decay.
I met a hot lady, she made me no-bakes,
She hooked me in and taught me tennis.
And she asked:

“Will you take me to a land down under?”
Where Lisa laughs and Bryan blunders?
Can’t you hear, can’t you see his blunders?
You better run, you’d better take cover.

Lisa met a thin swimmer with hustle
He was six-foot-oh, but not much muscle
She said “Do you speak-a-my language?”
He just smiled with a sarcastic vantage
And he said,
“I’ll take you to a land down under”
Where Bryan gloats and Lisa wonders?
Don’t you know she always wonders?
You better run, you’d better take cover.
Soon we will be in Syd-nay,
With Roos  and Dingo all day,
We asked our friends, “Will you come and see me”
Because we’re off to the land o’ wall-(a)-by
And we said,
“We’re moving to a land down under.”
Our lifestyle will be full of thunder!
Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder?
Maybe there Lisa won’t steal the covers
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More information on our move: A movie with Lisa and Bryan
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Original Lyrics: Down Under by Men at Work

Traveling in a fried-out Kombi
On a hippie trail, head full of zombie
I met a strange lady, she made me nervous
She took me in and gave me breakfast
And she said,

“Do you come from a land down under?
Where women glow and men plunder?
Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover.”

Buying bread from a man in Brussels
He was six-foot-four and full of muscles
I said, “Do you speak-a my language?”
He just smiled and gave me a vegemite sandwich
And he said,

“I come from a land down under
Where beer does flow and men chunder
Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover.”

Lyin’ in a den in Bombay
With a slack jaw, and not much to say
I said to the man, “Are you trying to tempt me
Because I come from the land of plenty?”
And he said,

“Do you come from a land down under?
Where women glow and men plunder?
Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover.”
Yeah!

Living in a land down under
Where women glow and men plunder
Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover!

Living in a land down under
Where women glow and men plunder
Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover!

3 thoughts on “Rollins at Work: Down Under

  1. Wow – sounds like it’ll be quite an adventure. Congrats to you both for taking this bold and exciting step.

    Bryan – I dont know if you know but Heather (the person I connected you with in the UK) also went out to Australia – so you might want to reconnect with her to get an expats view of life in Sydney.

    I went to Oz a while a go when I was travelling and spent 3 months there and loved it…

    I’m in San Fran quite a bit – and it would be great to connect while you are there…

    Meantime I hope your grasp of Cricket, Rugby (both Union and League versions) and Vegemite are proceeding nicely.

    Congrats again

    sean

  2. Wow, that might be the heaviest blog post I have ever seen. I learned that a couple of incredibly interesting people are moving very far away, I learned that Bryan can make bad jokes in a cheesy computer generated voice, and I finally learned the real lyrics to that song! I guess maybe the only thing not surprising is that Bryan is moving to a country once populated exclusively by criminals.

    But I think it is a great move and I think you guys will have a blast. We will certainly miss you guys (and the US power bar market might take quite a hit with you leaving) and we will expect numerous blog posts to keep us updated.

  3. Well done Bryan; this awesome.

    I will smile when I give you Vegemite sandwich.

    Really looking forward to seeing you both down here where the toilets flush the right way.

    All the best with move, and see you in January!

    Cheers,

    Neil.

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