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Hello U-Sydney

To the tune of "Hello Seattle", by Owl City (mp3 attached)

Original (Hello Seattle)

Hello Seattle, I am a mountaineer
In the hills and highlands
I fall asleep in hospital parking lots
And awake in your house
Hello Seattle, I am a manta ray
Deep beneathe the blue waves
Ill crawl the sandy bottom of Puget Sound
And construct a summer home
Hello Seattle, I am the crescent moon
Shining down on your face
I will disguise myself as a sleeping pill
And descend inside of you
Hello Seattle, I am a cold seahorse
Feeling warm in your sand
I sing about the tide and the ocean surf
Rolling in the evening breeze

[synthesiser bridge]

Hello Seattle, I am an albatross
on the docks and your boats
I sail above your inlets and interstates
Through the rain and open wind
Hello Seattle, I am an old lighthouse
Throwing beams of bright lights
Red in the morning, blue in the evening sun
Taken heed from everyone
Hello Seattle, I am a mountaineer
In the hills and highlands
I fall asleep in hospital parking lots

Take me above your light
Carry me through the night
Hold me secure in flight
Sing me to sleep tonight

Take me above your light (Hello Seattle I am)
Carry me through the night (a mountaineer, In the hills)
Hold me secure in flight (and highlands I fall asleep in hospital)
Sing me to sleep tonight (parking lots and awake)
Hello U-Sydney

Hello U-Sydney, I am a small first year

On your roads and walkways
I marvel at your spires and belltower
And try not to get lost
Hello U-Sydney, I am the famed Great Hall
Up above the Quadrangle
I am the closest thing to a real Hogwarts
Shown off on your open days
Hello U-Sydney, I’m doing third-year Arts
Studying Rome and Shakespeare
I fall asleep in 8AM lecture halls
And awake in Science tutes
Hello U-Sydney, I am Victoria Park
Made from grass and duck-ponds
Far off from bustling SciTech or Hermann's Bar
Just a place of quiet trees

[choir/band bridge]

Hello U-Sydney, I am the Honi Soit
Full of ink and drama
I write about the Union and SRC
Giving news and crosswords
Hello U-Sydney, I the Manning House
Full of bars and couches
I host your trivia nights in the evening sun (alt. "Loud/Full in the morning, loud in the evening sun")
Serving beer to everyone

Hello U-Sydney, I am an Engineer
In your pubs and parklands
I skip my lectures hoping that I’ll still pass

Help me get my HD
And to Redfern safely 
Get me through my degree
You are the place for me (alt. "I only need a P")

Help me get my HD (Hello U-Sydney, I am)
And to Redfern safely (a small first-year, on your roads)
Get me through my degree (and walkways, I marvel at your spires)
You are the place for me (and feel at home)



If we wanted to do this, you could have the band accompanying a small group of singers, or make it a full-choir piece with some Dendle arranging.
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03HelloSeattle.mp3
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Josh Pearse,
Jul 27, 2010, 3:38 PM
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