beautiful world lyrics – colin hay

beautiful world

my, my, my it’s a beautiful world
i like swimming in the sea
i like to go out beyond the white breakers
where a man can still be free (or a woman if you are one)
i like swimming in the sea

my, my, my it’s a beautiful world
i like drinking irish tea
with a little bit of lapsang souchong
i like making my own tea

my, my, my it’s a beautiful world
i like driving in my car
roll the top down, sometimes i travel quite far
drive to the ocean and stare up at the stars
i like driving in my car

all around is anger
automatic guns
death in large numbers
and no respect for women or our little ones
i tried talking to jesus
but he just put me on hold
said he’d been swamped by calls this week
and he could not shake his cold

and still this emptiness persists
perhaps this is as good as it gets
when you’ve given up the drink
and those nasty cigarettes
now i leave the party early, at least with no regrets
i watch the sun as it comes up, i watch it as it sets
yeah, this is as good as it gets

my, my, my it’s a beautiful world
i like sleeping with marie
she is one s*xy girl full of mystery
she says she doesn’t love me
but she likes my company
for now that’s good enough for me

my, my, my it’s a beautiful world
i like swimming in the sea
i like to go out beyond the white breakers
where a man can still be free (or a woman if you are one)
i like swimming in the sea
yeah

/ colin hay lyrics