Domestic Utopia

from by Tomás Ford

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about

I wrote this on a bus from Rockingham to Mandurah in the outer suburbs of Perth. I'd stayed overnight in my parents' place in Rockingham and totally freaked out with excitement over the small domestic comforts I'd been missing living out of home for the first time.

lyrics

I leave the shower
Steam softens the chill
There was hot water
And no water bill

Look at the handrail
Suppress joyful howl
For lying in wait there
Is a fresh clean towel

Oh joy!
Oh rapture!

Domestic utopia
I think I finally understand
The joy in simplicity
My life is absolutely grand

I choose a cereal
I take all morning
So many to choose from
And none are boring

Fetch a cup of tea
It's rubbish night tonight
Somehow it's out already
And it didn't cause a fight

Oh joy!
Oh rapture!

Domestic utopia
I think I finally understand
The joy in simplicity
My life is absolutely grand

(sung as a round:)
Fetch a cup of tea!
And life is grand!
There's a warm blue towel!
Soft in your hand!

Tonight, I will go home
And dream of all of this
Alone in my squalor
I crave domestic bliss

One day
I'll capture

Domestic utopia

credits

from Nobody Wants To Be You, released May 27, 2006
Written and performed by Tomás Ford and Mark Kingston. Recorded by Tomás Ford and Mark Kingston at home. Mixing and intial master by Tomás Ford, Mark Kingston and Rob Grant at Poonshead, Fremantle. Remastered by Adrian Sardi at The Vault studio.

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