Pentridge Wasteland

from by Cat Canteri

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lyrics

You sit out on the curb by the cold concrete drain
By your Pentridge apartment smashed out of your brain
Hard times are comin’ for what you’ve been through
They’ll call your name, take the stand, prove what he did to you


Skateboards in the mornings, Nintendo in the afternoon
Water fights, BMX, things kids get up too
Down on your corner friends played their games
His eyes followed you around, drinkin’ the day away

Cricket in the summer, Footy in the spring
He was another friendly neighbour, you asked him to join in
When the game was over he gestured to your friend
Disappeared together toward Merri Creek Parkland

Third week of December, school holidays
When he rang your doorbell, knew your parents were away
They said never talk to strangers, cross at the lights
Walk against the traffic; don’t stay out late at night

In the back of your mind his words like a bore
Your parents will be angry you dirty little whore
He smiled at your father, they spoke down the street
Joked about the cricket and what’s on TV

Never talk to strangers, cross at the lights
Walk against the traffic; don’t stay out late at night
Never take a ride with a man that you don’t know
Don’t open the front door when you’re left home alone

Now you’re under the palm trees by Coburg Lake
You watch from the rotunda, your kids play their games
You know you’re a survivor, others didn’t make it through
There’s no one else to testify it all comes on you

Never talk to strangers, cross at the lights
Walk against the traffic; don’t stay out late at night
Never take a ride with a man that you don’t know
Don’t open the front door when you’re left home alone

Never talk to strangers, cross at the lights
Walk against the traffic; don’t stay out late at night
Never take a ride with a man that you don’t know
Don’t open the front door when you’re left at home

Cause down on that corner kids still play games

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from Inner North, released May 18, 2018
Written by Cat Canteri

Cat Canteri – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Justin Bernasconi – Electric Guitars, Weird Sounds
Ben Franz – Bass
Justin Olsson – Drums
Jeff Lang – Weird Organ

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Cat Canteri Melbourne, Australia

Drummer, guitarist songwriter and singer from Melbourne Australia.

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