Eighteen Year Old Drunken Survivor

by Kit Warhurst

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Eighteen Year Old Drunken Survivor is the fourth single to come from Kit's debut album "Colour Wheel". It’s a 50's rock n roll ballad telling a heartbreaker of a tale wrapped up in a bittersweet pop song. Co-written with friends Stevie Hesketh and Angus Agars, this is a story about an ordinary person, existing within a life that’s near impossible to change.

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Our stories are getting old
And we’re standing in the cold
When you offer us a ride
We know that you’ve drunk too much
But we’re from out of town and stuck
And a taxi we won’t find
We can tell from your face that you’re big in this small place
And you say you’ll be fine as you kiss your man goodbye
And we know with a glance that we’re gunna take a chance
As we pull away from our lives and into the night

You’re an eighteen year old drunken survivor
You’re beautiful now but how much longer
Can this rest on your shoulder

By day you mix it with the boys
Landscape gardening by choice
And proving daily you’re on par
At night time it’s another shift
Wash your hair, apply lipstick
And start pulling beers in the bar
We can tell from your face that you’re big in this small place
And you say you’ll be fine as you kiss your man goodbye
And we know with a glance that we’re gunna take a chance
As we pull away from our lives and into the night

You’re an eighteen year old drunken survivor
You’re beautiful now but how much longer
Can this rest on your shoulder

You’re boyfriend and sister live with you
You pay their rent and buy their food
There’s not much left from a weeks pay
Your sister’s life is a battle because she is on the hammer
Last week she stole the little you had socked away

We can tell from your face that you’re big in this small place
And you say you’ll be fine, you’ve driven this road a hundred times
And we know with a glance that we’re gunna take a chance
As we pull away from our lives and into the night

You’re an eighteen year old drunken survivor

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released November 10, 2017
written by Kit Warhurst, Stevie Hesketh & Angus Agars

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Kit Warhurst Melbourne, Australia

Kit Warhurst is best known as the drummer in seminal Australian group Rocket Science. His third single "Oliver Never Knew Sunshine is wonderful, dark powerpop. It continues to reveal the Kit Warhurst sound....

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