For Cindy Maree Dunford and Tony Summers
Datelines; The Golden Dog Hotel, Glenreagh, NSW and Forster, NSW
Words & Music: Pat Drummond
She had golden tresses and a pure
No matter how silly our dreams may look to those
around us, they will always be the wonderful wraiths that bring
colour and meaning to our lives. Karen and I are probably more
guilty than most when it comes to harbouring and nurturing improbable
dreams, however, whatever comes, I hope we'll never entirely
give up on such irrational optimism. It's the secret of joy and
and there was satin down the seams.
She was ever the light of her daddy's eye
but tonight she was his Queen.
And she seemed to shine just like an opal mined
out of every miner's dreams.
Lightning Ridge has got an Opal Queen.
Lord, she's the toast of the social scene!
It was an FJ Bonnet that they put
her up on
and it was ninety in the shade;
and they rolled her on down through the red dirt town
through the middle of the big parade.
Now it's ten years later and she's working as the barmaid
up here in Glenreagh;
It's just a snow white dress in a faded photo frame.
Chorus; Everybody's got a dream,
It may not seem that much to you,
but you are wrong if think
the song belongs to the chosen few.
The passion and the power and the hope and the grace,
are written in the lines of the average face.
You may never know just what a moment means,
Till you look at it through someone else's dreams.
Now he still talks about the year
that The Hawks
won fourteen on the trot.
He was the fullback then, a much younger man
and, Lord, that team was hot!
He talks with pride of the runaway try
when the crowd cried out his name
and it's just football boots in a faded photo frame.
So every year we come up here
and we kid ourselves we're stars.
We watch from the wings while the pretty young things
take home all the Gold Guitars!
The Old Folks talk about the last good tour
and the fleeting face of fame.
It's just cowboy boots in a faded photo frame.
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