i wish somebody would build a bridge (so i can get over myself) lyrics – thirsty merc

munching on a ham and cheese sando in the morning on friday
cruising down the pacific highway
thinking ’bout the day ahead

i paid the rent cheque, got my registration and phone bill
if those two don’t overthrow me the dogs will
but heck at least i know the taste of bread

why do i seem to spend my whole d*mn life chasing paper?
i’m like an actor turned singer turned waiter
i’ll wait around until i meet with my maker
then i’ll sign up for aa or something

i just wish there was some other way to get myself somewhere
this little strip of earth and all that i’ve done there
i’m like a bull-ant on the leg of a sunchair
under a magnifying gl*ss

i wish somebody would build a bridge
so i could get over myself
on my own i’m wasting my time

i take a phonecall on the mobile while i’m checking the meter
one sec i need to turn up that little speaker
it’s getting noisy in this little town

we’re like america we love to make a ho-har out of jacksh*t
i never ever really seemed to fit
but now i’m stuck so deep in all of this

come to think of it i might as well be travelling backwards
it’s been an hour and i’m only in chatswood
i hate the way that i’m becoming a product
go pick me up for $24.95

i’m on sale and it’s retail in the world of deception
you can treat a man if he can’t get erections
is there a pill for my lack of direction?
thanks mate, i’ll have a pack of those

i wish somebody would build a bridge
so i could get over myself
on my own i’m wasting my time
i wish somebody would build a bridge
so i could get over myself
on my own i’m losing my mind

it’s all good i got a broom and a cheap persian rug now
i can sweep the whole thing outta my sight now
outta sight, outta mind

i’ll keep on going until i’m pushing 30 or 40
and as long as i don’t do something naughty
i love my wife, what a life

she comes home to find me spread on the floor from blood poisoning
i popped a whole lot of pills and i’m shaking
and there’s a needle sticking out of my arm, i ain’t faking i’m zoning in and zoning out

you wanna help me, don’t call me an ambulance honey
just get a silver service cab this is funny
just one p*ssenger please, going up my own *ss
you take credit card? f*ck this!

i wish somebody would build a bridge
so i could get over myself
on my own i’m wasting my time
i wish somebody would build a bridge
so i could get over myself
on my own i’m losing my mind

i wish somebody would build a bridge
so i could get over myself
on my own i’m wasting my time
i’m wasting my life
i wish somebody would build a bridge
so i could get over myself
on my own i’m losing my mind

/ thirsty merc lyrics