Guess the lyrics (#21)

Although it's a favourite of mine, this will be one of the least known songs I put into a quiz
Repetitions of chorus not included
The performer was nominated for the Best New Artist Grammy the following year
Filmclip made in the building mentioned in the song (song starts at 1:09)
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Last updated: January 8, 2022
First submittedOctober 4, 2021
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Answer
Oliver
Paul,
twenty
years
old,
thick
head
of
hair,
worries
he's
going
bald
Wakes
up
at
quarter
past
nine
Fare
evades
his
way
down
the
96
tram
line
Breakfast
on
the
run
again,
he's
well
aware
he's
dropping
soy
linseed
Vegemite
crumbs
everywhere
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Feeling
sick
at
the
sight
of
his
computer
he
dodges
his
way
through
the
Swanston
commuters
Rips
off
his
tie,
hands
it
to
a
homeless
man
sleeping
in
the
corner
of
a
Metro
bus
stand,
and
he
screams,
"I'm
not
going
to
work
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today
Going
to
count
the
minutes
that
the
trains
run
late,
sit
on
the
grass
building
pyramids
out
of
Coke
cans"
Headphone
wielding
to
the
Nicholas
Building
he
trips
on
a
pothole
that's
not
been
filled
in
He
waits
for
an
elevator
one
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to
nine
A
lady
walks
in
and
waits
by
his
side
Her
heels
are
high
and
her
bag
is
snakeskin
Her
hair
pulled
so
tight
you
can
see
her
skeleton
Vickers
perfume
on
her
breath,
a
tortoiseshell
necklace
between
her
breasts
She
looks
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him
up
and
down
with
a
Botox
frown
He's
well
used
to
that
look
by
now
The
elevator
dings
and
they
awkwardly
step
in
Their
fingers
touch
on
the
rooftop
button
Don't
jump
little
boy,
don't
jump
off
that
roof
You've
got
your
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whole
life
ahead
of
you,
you're
still
in
your
youth
I'd
give
anything
to
have
skin
like
you
He
said
"I
think
you'e
projecting
the
way
that
you're
feeling
I'm
not
suicidal,
just
idling
insignificantly
I
come
up
here
for
perception
and
clarity
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I
like
to
imagine
I'm
playing
SimCity
All
the
people
look
like
ants
from
up
here
and
the
wind's
the
only
traffic
you
can
hear"
He
said
"All
I
ever
wanted
to
be
was
an
elevator
operator
Can
you
help
me
please?"
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