a hundred challenging things a boy can do lyrics – darren hayes

it was a coal town. he spent his whole life in a hole in
the ground smashing pieces of earth.
he never really saw the sky.
it was a hard life. but little black rocks make the televisions
work and put food on the table.
until the unions cast him aside.
now there’s a hundred challenging things a boy can do.
and you’ve waved goodbye and held more tears in
than anyone ever should.
and all my sorrows pale to insignificance.
that’s why i love you.

she was in a strange land. she taught herself to read
from doing crosswords and hiding her accent.
she cast her dreams aside.
she had a spark in her eye.
she never saw her son on his wedding day.
or our cherry blossoms falling down from the sky
now there’s a hundred challening things a boy can do.
and you’ve waved goodbye and held more tears in
than anyone ever should.
and all my sorrows pale to insignificance.
that’s why i love you.

no coal mines.
no not a trace.
now shopping malls take their place.
no picket lines.

the sacrifice.
dreams overrun.
hopes for a future for her son in ollerton.
now there’s a hundred challenging things a boy can do.
and you’ve waved goodbye and held more tears in
than anyone ever should.
and all my sorrows pale to insignificance.
that’s why she loves you.

a hundred challenging things a boy can do.
wave goodbye.
wave goodbye
a hundred challenging
say goodbye to you.

/ darren hayes lyrics