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CATEGORY 2: Sydney Road Brunswick

VOTING RULES!!

Nominate a score out of 10 for each:
1. Lyrics
2. Tune
= a total score out of 20!
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Nina Lim
"The Best Falafel Prize"
Theme: Sydney Road Brunswick

One of SRBA's Top 5 Favs

First there was GOOD
Then there was VERY GOOD
What will be next?
Then someone put up a sign
Saying their Falafel was the VERY BEST

What makes your Tabouli better than mine?
Do you chop your parsley fine?
Whats your secret baby, 
tell me maybe sometime....

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You know you love the CRUNCH
you want it for your LUNCH
That's why you head to Sydney Road
You've got your favourite spot
You know they'll serve it hot
The best falafel prize will go
to my favourite place
My favourite place

Vegetarian delight 
brought to you day and night
Every country has its flavour
You'll see when you take a bite

Do you add fava beans to your chic peas?
Well that's hard to beat!
Or did you steal the recipe
from the guys doing well down the street?

You know you love the CRUNCH
you want it for your LUNCH
That's why you head to Sydney Road
You've got your favourite spot
You know they'll serve it hot
The best falafel prize will go
to my favourite place
My favourite place





Anika Ostendorf & Tushara Rose
"Harmony and Symphony - A Duet"
Theme: Sydney Road, Brunswick

SRBA Favourite

Pull on my old Dejour jeans
They're chaffing on the thigh
Walk down to A1 Bakery to order a cheese pie

I try on a bridal dress
I'm not even engaged
Then saunter to La Manna Fresh
Buy eggs free from a cage

Very good, a Very Good Falafel in my hand
Standing at the stop for the 19 tram - hey is that the singer from that band?
What's that on the horizon I wonder

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People wait in line trying to get past the bouncer
What's that say? Retreat Hotel?
My heart it skips a beat, in for a treat I can tell

Life on Sydney Road is filled with laughter and surprises
3056 the postcode to heaven, oh I wonder
Life on Sydney Road is rich with culture and excitement
Harmony and Symphony, where worlds collide in peace

At a gig my friend is here
When I'm done with my beer, lets get out of here
Sure where would you like to go?
Maybe hit up Savers and then go for a stroll?

Sydney Road, you feel like home
You are my favourite street

Sydney Road, you feel like home
Got everything I need

Sydney Road, you feel like home
Give heart to Brunswick's beat

Life on Sydney Road is filled with laughter and surprises
3056 the postcode to heaven, oh I wonder
Life on Sydney Road is filled with laughter and surprises
3056 the postcode to heaven, oh I wonder
Life on Sydney Road is filled with laughter and surprises
3056 the postcode to heaven, oh I wonder

Life on Sydney Road is rich with culture and excitement
Harmony and Symphony, where worlds collide in peace



Rachel Caddy
"Sydney Road"
Theme: Sydney Road, Brunswick

Category 2 Winner

Cassels road has no castle’s just a row of old houses 
Lived in year round by the rotating renters
whose thousands are spent with nothing in particular to show for it 
but avocado breakfasts

I slept on an air mattress as deflated as I was
It sunk into carpet which sunk through to concrete
and in the next bedroom the ceiling just caved in

The smoke detector’s loud sometimes you’ve gotta learn the hard way
It’s going well all the bed bugs keep biting 
Moving out won’t help you to move on 
from problems that worsen the faster you run from them

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I’d hear every ding of the number 19 in the morning
I’d walk past the mural of trump on an eagle 
United by hate 
we found belonging

and if that didn’t work

I’d walk down Sydney road it helped when I was feeling low 
I’d walk down Sydney road it helped when I was feeling low
Stacked pastries, A1 bakery, music venues to wedding dresses
walking down sydney road you could see anything
I walk down Sydney road and I remember everything



Lauren Mullarvey
"Sydney Rd is Waiting for Me"
Theme: Sydney Road, Brunswick


It's nice to spend more time in the garden but I miss going to savers for a bargain
then hitting up choukette for a coffee
but I know Sydney rd is waiting for me

The vibrant local music scene, hitting up the brunny when we'd just turned 18
the Mallard has the best acts that I ever did see
but I know Sydney rd is waiting for me

It's funny spending all this time at home. Back to basics and not too far to roam
It's my favourite part of the city, as unique as it is pretty
Though my heart is here Sydney rd has my soul

I'll never forget the first time I tried an A1 cheese pie
I can't really compare, with my average cooking fare
but I know Sydney rd is waiting for me

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It's funny spending all this time at home. Back to basics and not too far to roam
It's my favourite part of the city, as unique as it is pretty
Though my heart is here Sydney rd has my soul

I can't wait until the next time, the street party makes the place come alive
the food, sights and sounds , and getting lost in the crowds
when this is all over Sydney rd is waiting for me

But when I am thinking about the our current fears
I know I'm doing the right thing by staying here
to protect the community that I cannot wait to see
to return and thrive when we're all in the the clear

It's funny spending all this time at home. Back to basics and not too far to roam
It's my favourite part of the city, as unique as it is pretty
Though my heart is here Sydney rd has my soul
Though my heart is here Sydney rd has my soul
Though my heart is here Sydney rd has my soul



Jessica Raffaelli
"19 Years Ago"
Theme: Sydney Road, Brunswick


So it all started when I was just 16.
My uncle owned a shop and I
needed a place to be.
It happened to be on this very Sydney Road
and I soon reasiled it was a whole world of it’s own.

All those years ago and your still my favourite road,
still where I call home.

All those years ago you became apart of me,
along with all my pre-loved clothes.

I stayed there for a while, to get me through the troubles times,
and I walked along that road to clear my mind.
I felt the soul in the air that you can always find
all those 19 years ago.

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All those years ago we got married infront of the church,
she wore the dress, I wore the tux.

All those years ago, we were 16 going on 35,
but there was still so much that we didnt know.

All those 19 years ago,
Sydney Road



Enda Kenny
"Ol' Brunswick Town"
Theme: Sydney Road, Brunswick

Honourable Mention

From the Sarah Sands to the Cornish Arms
Just a wee walk along the street
Kebab in hand, we’d go see a band
Finish in the backyard of the old Retreat

And the number 19 driver swore
As a car drove past his open door
Saying “Bloody Hell”! as he rang his bell
Wish I could see those days once more

Down Sydney Road on a Friday Night
Franco Cozzo shining bright
The Beds in Aspic
The Wedding Gowns
You’ve gotta love ol' Brunswick Town

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The Old Alasya’s at 555
Made you feel so good just to be alive
Now the number 19 means stay at home
Longing for the day when I’m free to roam

Down Sydney Road on a Friday Night
Franco Cozzo shining bright
The Beds in Aspic
The Wedding Gowns
You’ve gotta love ol' Brunswick Town
Down Sydney Road on a Friday Night
Franco Cozzo shining bright
The Beds in Aspic
The Wedding Gowns
You’ve gotta love ol' Brunswick Town

From the Sarah Sands to the Cornish Arms
Just a wee walk along the street
Kebab in hand, we’ll go see a band
Meet you in the backyard of the old Retreat


Jack Sullivan
"I Love Sydney Road"
Theme: Sydney Road, Brunswick


Hot Potato get a bargain
Barber Black Sheep get a trim
When I don't wanna hang out laundry
Brunswick laundro, give it a spin

Man I love Sydney Rd
Go to Green, get a sausage roll
Man Sydney roads the best
Sydney Rd yeah chuck out the rest

New kebab joint haven't tried it
New bahn mi joint goes alright
Have you been to Misoya ramen?
I think their ramen is really nice

Man I love Sydney Rd
Go to Good Days get some Pho
Man Sydney rds the best
Sydney Rd yeah chuck out the rest


Nick Vulture
"Stuck in Brunswick"
Theme: Sydney Road Brunswick

Honourable Mention

My mind is way too empty
And I don’t know where to turn
Everything is locked an loaded
And there’s still some miles to burn

I’m sitting here looking over
All the damage there’s to see
And there’s no space ahead
And there’s no time for me

This ain’t no game here baby / And there’s no trick
There’s still so much to do But I’m stuck here in Brunswick
This ain't no game we're playing / And there's no trick
I'm wasting all your time/ Coz I'm stuck here in Brunswick

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There’s a place I know I can escape to
There’s a place I know that’s outta the rat race
There’s The Bergy Seltzer that I can run to….. And I do
Everyday it’s always the same here

And everyone is ready to kill
There’s miles of road ahead
And we’re just sitting still
This ain’t no game here baby / And there’s no trick

There’s still so much to do But I’m stuck here in Brunswick
This ain't no game we're playing / And there's no trick
I'm wasting all your time/ Coz I'm stuck here in Brunswick

There’s a place I know I can escape to
There’s a place I know that’s outta the rat race
There’s The Bergy Setlzer that I can run to….. And I do
I’m stuck in Brunswick (x 4) Yes it’s true