Pots and Pints (A Request to the Australian Government for the Standardisation of Beverage Sizes)

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Melbourne I love ya but I don't think I can stay too long
When I went into a St Kilda bar on a rainy summer's day I didn't know what I was in for
And all I ever wanted was a Carlton, a coaster and a table by the window
When I handed over my $6 I didn't get my money's worth

When I travel interstate I always know the train tracks will be kinda straight
But Sir Henry why didn't you make sure my beer will be alright

It wasn't till later in Footscray that I realised what was going on
I walked up to the bar at the Dog and all I said was 'A Carlton, thanks'
The bar tender he looked at me and said 'A pot or a pint mate what'll it be?'
a pint would do once in a while but it's a schooner for me

When I travel interstate I always know the train tracks will be kinda straight
But Sir Henry why didn't you make sure my beer will be alright

Now that I'm back home in NSW I guess it shouldn't make a difference
But it only made me see the true depth of the state divide
If i get handed the wrong change up here I won't pay it any of my mind
It's just nice to know my beer will be the right size

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from Emu War, released January 26, 2014

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