Mauboy, Jessica - Flame Trees Lyrics




Kids out driving Saturday afternoon pass me by
I'm just savouring familiar sights
We share some history, this town and I
And I can't stop that long forgotten feeling of him
Time to book a room to stay tonight

Number one is to find some friends to say, you're doing well
After all this time, you boys look just the same
Number two is the happy hour at one of two hotels
Settle in to play "Do you remember so and so?"
Number three is never say his name

And, oh, the flame trees will blind the weary driver
And there's nothing else could set fire to this town
There's no change, there's no pace
Everything within its place
Just makes it harder to believe that he won't be around

Oh, who needs that sentimental bullshit, anyway
You know it takes more than just a memory to make me cry
And I'm happy just to sit here, round a table with old friends
See which one of us can tell the biggest lies

And there's a girl, she's falling in love near where the pianola stands
With a young local factory out-of-worker, just holding hands
And I'm wondering if he'll go or if he'll stay

Do you remember, nothing stopped us on the field
In our day

Oh, the flame trees will blind the weary driver
And there's nothing else could set fire to this town
There's no change, there's no pace
Everything within its place
Just makes it harder to believe that he won't be around





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Mauboy, Jessica Flame Trees Comments
  1. chipollino vafunculo

    MASSIVELY MASSIVELY UNDERATED TRUELY SAD.top notch jm

  2. Jorge Arturo Almanza

    i love this song so so so so much
    WOW.
    Just wow.
    2:04

  3. Dizzy

    great voice. Great song.

  4. Alicia Veale

    Kids out driving saturday afternoon just pass me by
    And I'm just savoring familiar sights
    We share some history, this town and I
    And I can't stop that long forgotten feeling of her
    Try to book a room and stay tonight

    Number one is to find some friends to say "you're doing well"
    After all this time you boys look just the same
    Number two is the happy hour at one of two hotels
    Settle in to play "do you remember so and so?
    Number three is never say her name

    Oh the flame trees will blind the weary driver
    And there's nothing else could set fire to this town
    There's no change, there's no pace Everything within its place
    Just makes it harder to believe that she won't be around

    But oh who needs that sentimental bullshit, anyway
    Takes more than just a memory to make me cry
    And I'm happy just to sit here a table with old friends
    And see which one of us can tell the biggest lies

    And there's a girl falling in love near where the pianola stands
    With a young local factory auto worker just holding hands
    And I'm wondering if he'll go or if he'll stay

    Do you remember, nothing stopped us on the field
    In our day

    Oh the flame trees will blind the weary driver
    And there's nothing else could set fire to this town
    There's no change, there's no pace
    Everything within its place
    Just makes it harder to believe that she won't be around

    Oh the flame trees will blind the weary driver
    And there's nothing else could set fire to this town
    There's no change, there's no pace
    Everything within its place
    Just makes it harder to believe that she won't be around

  5. Taylor Wood

    Does anyone prefer the cold chisel song better
    Flame trees is about cold chisel returning to their home town of Adelaide
    This sounds like it's about some guy
    Sorry but this sucks

    cantforgetyou

    I like both versions.

    BingZucchini

    Your right. The cold chisel version is better

    ThatAussieGirl

    Jess is from Darwin, where they actually have flame trees, and it rings so much more true given that Darwin is a much smaller close knit place than Adelaide. She sang this beautifully, sorr that you're too blinded to appreciate that.

  6. Alana King

    Jimmy and the boys would be proud Jess. I really like this slowed down version.

  7. Chantelle Shepherd

    i love this song so so so so much

  8. Sau Tuia

    😅😄😀😁😍😘

    Alicia Veale

    Sau Tuia xx

  9. MrRipGettaClip

    Kids out driving Saturday afternoon pass me by
    I'm just savouring familiar sights
    We share some history, this town and I
    And I can't stop that long forgotten feeling of him
    Time to book a room to stay tonight

    Number one is to find some friends to say, you're doing well
    After all this time, you boys look just the same
    Number two is the happy hour at one of two hotels
    Settle in to play "Do you remember so and so?"
    Number three is never say his name

    And, oh, the flame trees will blind the weary driver
    And there's nothing else could set fire to this town
    There's no change, there's no pace
    Everything within its place
    Just makes it harder to believe that he won't be around

    Oh, who needs that sentimental bullshit, anyway
    You know it takes more than just a memory to make me cry
    And I'm happy just to sit here, round a table with old friends
    See which one of us can tell the biggest lies

    And there's a girl, she's falling in love near where the pianola stands
    With a young local factory out-of-worker, just holding hands
    And I'm wondering if he'll go or if he'll stay

    Do you remember, nothing stopped us on the field
    In our day

    Oh, the flame trees will blind the weary driver
    And there's nothing else could set fire to this town
    There's no change, there's no pace
    Everything within its place
    Just makes it harder to believe that he won't be around

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  11. Georgie Owen

    WOW CRAZY BIG FAN honestly wish Jessica mauboy was my mum

  12. Sydney Peff

    WOW.
    Just wow.

  13. emahlee saward

    hi I'm Emahlee I'm your biggest fan love you you have am amazing voice

    Samantha Murray

    Emahlee saward I am a Jessica Mauboy fan since I went to see her in concert ... :)