Flight Of The Conchords - Bus Driver Lyrics




Can we get some lighting that evokes, a kind of, uh, unrequited love sentiment, please?
That's great.

G'day, my name's Tony. On behalf of myself and the coachline I'd like to thank you for choosing to drive with us today. If you got any question, don't hesitate just to sing out. If you look out to the right there you'll see the bronze of Bluey; a local sheepdog who became a member of Regional Council. It was a bloody great day for dogs. To your left there you'll see- uh, you'll see the local town wanker, John Thompson.
G'day John!
Bloody wanker... hahahaha. Nah he's alright.

The town hall
Another mosaic wall
Well there are 5,600 tiles on that wall
I know, I counted them all
A local school
A local swimming pool
That was opened by the Governor General
Back in 1952
Well I was caught with a friend aged 11
Sniffing tractor fuel
We thought we were pretty cool
Breaking them changing shed rules

But do you see up there?
The banner hanging in the air?
That's the Presbyterian Fair
Well, I never go
There's too many Presbyterians there
But if you're interested
The fair's in the third weekend
Of August every year
But don't bother entering the raffle
It's always won by some kid of the Mayor

Look to your left, what a beautiful sight
It's Paula, Paula Thompson, née Paula Wright
Look at her hair, it's still gorgeous, even now
Flowing like the Womahonga River
Which incidentally is to your right
And it's the largest in the area
In terms of volume
Everybody, look at Paula, look at Paula Thompson
I always thought I'd marry Paula
But some things just don't work out that way

Well, that's the most important thing
You'll learn on the tour today
That, and the fact there'll be a toilet break
At the information center near the manmade lake
Come on!

I'll just ask you one favor, if you do see Paula in town later on I'd appreciate if you didn't mention the details of my tour. Same goes for my wife, Gloria. You'll recognize her 'cause she looks a hell of a lot like Paula. She often gets mistaken for Paula, but, um, well, she's not Paula, that's for sure.

Paula Thompson, born in '54
To a family of four
To the family next door
Take me back next door
Paula Thompson, née Paula Wright
That's her old house, number 39
Number 41 was mine
If this old coach could go back in time
I'd drive to 1979
Take me back...
Take me back, take me back
(Take, take, take, take me back)
Take me back, take me back
(Take, take, take, take me back)
Take me back, take me back
Come on, take me back
Oh take me back, please take me back
Take me back

Sorry about that. Sorry about that. Got a little carried away there. It's a very emotion intersection for me. Took a wrong turn there, about 29 years ago. But that's the end of the tour so... enjoy your stay, mind your step, and, uh, good on ya.





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Flight Of The Conchords Bus Driver Comments
  1. niceshotnoob

    this is just a good song regardless of how funny it is

  2. Connor Woods

    This one’s a classic. Love them so much

  3. The Cumberlands

    Thanks Tony, Just Smile! https://youtu.be/8SYR2bN1VRE

  4. WildMan

    It's always won by some kid of the Mayor. Love that lyric.

  5. WildMan

    181 people need to get off the bus!

  6. crowcade

    Their best tune. Brett and Jermaine kill the vocals and you can tell they have fun performing it. Hope we get a studio version one of these days.

  7. Ryan Rose

    Thank you for the laughs!

  8. stvbrsn

    The irony is...

    Almost unbearable.

  9. Sanjay

    this is their best song

  10. DoctorShroom

    1:12 Initiate banger.

    2:25 Here we go again.

  11. Mark Ilsemann

    Not the most "catchy" of their songs, but wow. Just wow. The mixing of genres, of the important and the profane, it's just fabulous.

  12. WibblyPigNZ

    FOTC fans will have noticed this (instrumentally) as the outro to an episode of the second series of the HBO show, featuring a bus - and a Prime Minister.

  13. stvbrsn

    “Yeah, sorry ‘bout that...”

    I think I broke a rib.

  14. Caleb Anderson

    Always won by some kid off the WHAT? This is killing me

    eloril

    The Mayor

  15. Twisted Hawiloparmawi

    I got hooked by Fotc not just because of the hilarious comedy, superb lyrics and rhymes, but they are really really good musicians. Their music is really up another level.

  16. Hamish TheBestOne

    Jermaine absolutely nails the vocals at 1:15 gets me every time

  17. ho0dedguy09

    This is my favorite rendition of this song :) wish we get a new season

  18. linkiswickeddank

    163 Gloria's watched this video

  19. Adam Haycock

    It’s so brilliantly tragic. They’ve written some very funny songs but this is just perfection

  20. life of zen 79

    I been listening to this song for ages. Memorised it years ago. So nich nostalgia with it. Reminds me of the small town I grew up in, the small towns i have driven through and of course that one girl when I was younger. And the laughs just top it off

  21. Kuba Lipka

    I just keep coming back to this song and specifically this version. Live in London took the wrong turn for me

  22. Smellavision

    why does this song sound almost like an elliot smith pastiche?

  23. JAM

    This song is tragically hilarious -- and one of my favorites ^^

  24. orion khan

    I didn’t love the _”Live in London”_ version much... I’m spoiled on this amazing performance I think !!

  25. Nina

    "G'day, my name's Tony. On behalf of myself and the coachline I'd like to thank you for choosing to drive with us today. I'm a local, I hope I can impart some local knowledge. you've got any questions don't hesitate, just sing 'm out. For those who are interested, there's the Old Bridge, that was replaced by the New Bridge back in 1972. Funny thing, the Old Bridge used to be called the New Bridge. Yeah, bit of a funny one. Up ahead there's the bronze of Bluey, a local sheepdog, who became a member of Regional Council. It was a bloody great day for dogs, not just here, but throughout the entire country. There's the town's oldest street. That's the Museum of Meat. There's the town's largest industry, 'course that's the sock factory, hence the giant sock."

    [Sings] The town hall
    Note the mosaic wall
    Well, there are 5,600 tiles on that wall
    I know, I counted them all
    The local school, the local swimming pool,
    Which was opened by the Governor General,
    Back in 1952
    Where I was caught with a friend aged 11, sniffing tractor fuel
    We thought we were pretty cool, breaking them changing shed rules

    But do you see up there?
    The banner hanging in the air?
    The Presbyterian Fair
    Well, I never go, there's too many Presbyterians there
    But if you're interested, the fair's in the third weekend of August every year
    But don't bother entering the raffle,
    It's always won by some kid of the Mayor

    Do you hear that sound?
    The town clock, heard from anywhere in town,
    Until 1960, it was a little place in Norway
    We bought it for a hundred pounds
    Rumor has it they sold it cheap because the chimes were too loud
    But every time I hear that sound it makes me so proud

    Look to your left, what a beautiful sight,
    It's Paula, Paula Thompson, nee Paula Wright.
    Look at her hair, it's still gorgeous, even now.
    Flowing like the Womahonga River,
    Which incidently, is to your right.
    And it's the largest, in the area
    In terms of volume.
    Everybody, look at Paula, look at Paula Thompson
    I always thought I'd marry Paula
    But some things just don't work out that way
    Well, that's the most important thing you'll learn on the tour today
    That, and the fact there'll be a toilet break
    At the information center near the manmade lake

    "Yeah, I'll just ask you one favor, if you do see Paula in town later on I'd appreciate it if you didn't mention the details of my tour. Same goes for my wife, Gloria. who You'll recognize cause she looks a hell of a lot like Paula, actually, but, she's not Paula, that's for sure, no."

    Paula Thompson, born in '54
    To a family of four
    To the family next door
    Take me back next door
    Paula Thompson, nee Paula Wright.
    That's her old house, number 39
    Number 41 was mine
    If this old coach could go back in time
    I'd drive to 1979
    Take me back...
    Take me back, take me back
    (Take, take, take, take me back)
    Take me back, take me back
    (Take, take, take, take me back)
    Take me back, take me back, take me back, take me back, take me back, take me back...

    First Gan

    Thanks for this. Cheers!

  26. Miranda Levy

    Love these guys and love this song

  27. Lola Gibbs

    1.11. 1.43. 2.25

  28. Adriana Ramos

    *Speaking* "G'day, my name's Tony. On behalf of myself and the coachline I'd like to thank you for choosing to drive with us today. I'm a local, I hope I can impart some local knowledge. If you've got any questions don't hesitate, just sing out. For those who are interested, there's the Old Bridge, swaying away. Replaced by the New Bridge in 1972. Funny thing, the Old Bridge used to be called the New Bridge. Yeah, bit of a funny thing. Up ahead there's the bronze of Bluey, a local sheepdog, who became a member of Regional Council. It was a bloody great day for dogs, not just here, but everywhere in the North Island. There's the town's oldest street. That's the Museum of Meat. There's the town's largest industry, that's the sock factory, hence the giant sock."

    *Sings* The town hall
    Note the mosaic wall
    Well, there are 5,600 tiles on that wall
    I know, I counted them all
    The local school, the local swimming pool
    Which was opened by the Governor General
    Back in 1952
    Where I was caught with a friend aged 11, sniffing tractor fuel
    We thought we were pretty cool, breaking them changing shed rules

    But do you see up there?
    The banner hanging in the air?
    The Presbyterian Fair
    Well, I never go, there's too many Presbyterians there
    But if you're interested, the fair's in the third weekend of August every year
    But don't bother entering the raffle
    It's always won by some kid of the Mayor

    Do you hear that sound?
    The town clock, heard from anywhere in town
    Until 1960, it was a little place in Norway
    We bought it for a hundred pounds
    Rumor has it they sold it cheap because the chimes were too loud
    But every time I hear that sound it makes me so proud

    Look to your left, what a beautiful sight
    It's Paula, Paula Thompson, nee Paula Wright
    Look at her hair, it's still gorgeous, even now
    Flowing like the Womahonga River
    Which incidently, is to your right
    And it's the largest, in the area
    In terms of volume
    Everybody, look at Paula, look at Paula Thompson
    I always thought I'd marry Paula
    But some things just don't work out that way
    Well, that's the most important thing you'll learn on the tour today
    That, and the fact there'll be a toliet break
    At the information center near the manmade lake

    *Speaking* "Yeah, I'll just ask you one favor, if you do see Paula in town later on that you don't mention the details of the tour. I'd appreciate that. Same goes for my wife, Gloria. You'll recognize her, she looks a hell of a lot like Paula, actually. She often gets mistaken for Paula, but, um, well, she's not Paula, that's for sure, no."

    *Singing*
    Paula Thompson, born in '54
    To a family of four
    To the family next door
    Take me back next door
    Paula Thompson, nee Paula Wright
    That's her old house, number 39
    Number 41 was mine
    If this old coach could go back in time
    I'd drive to 1979
    Take me back...
    Take me back, take me back
    (Take, take, take, take me back)
    Take me back, take me back
    (Take, take, take, take me back)
    Take me back, take me back, take me back, take me back, take me back, take me back...
    *Speaking* "Yeah, sorry about that. I always get a little bit emotional on the corner of Rutherford and Brown Streets. But, um, that is truly the end of the tour, so mind your step, yeah, good on you."

  29. julie

    this is the best version of their best song

    Bryon Myers

    So underrated. Shame it isn't on any of their records

  30. Paula Thomson

    😂😂🤣 it's Paula Thomson
    🤩😘 Just heard this first time...hahaha!!! 🖐️👌

    eloril

    Take me back Paula

    Paula Thomson

    @eloril and I have got plenty volume in my hair 😂🤣 this is so funny..

    Paula Thomson

    Hello from Wales...I'm going to get our local radio station to play this..😁🌠👌

    Paula Thomson

    Look at my other Paula Thomson channel..the cows coming home video and check out the Barry Island videos..my friend Johnny and I on the fair..🖐️😁🐣

    Paula Thomson

    You guys are GREAT!!!

  31. ArugalaBoys

    oh yeah yeah

  32. M A K O

    funny, sad, nostalgic, charming, witty with the general tone of longing and whimsy- and it sounds amazing too. "if this old coach could go back in time"

  33. Julian Lalmalsawma

    In the intro he kinda sound like korg from ragnarok!!

  34. Luke Dominick

    In terms of VOLUME

  35. Kevin Hall

    this song isn't funny.

  36. alex ladd

    We all have a Paula... but no they aren't Paula

  37. That Bean You Had For Dinner

    That suddenly quieter, more intimate
    _If this old coach could go back in time_
    _I'd drive to 1979_
    has to be my favorite part of this beautiful song

  38. Luke Greenwood

    This song reminds me of better times in my life.

  39. Emerald cumberland

    <3 <3 <3

  40. Do I Know You

    such young pretty men

  41. Lovely Loni

    This actually got me emotional!! Jesus, I'm such a drip😂😂

  42. Hugo Domingues

    Sorry you didnt marry paula dude

  43. TheLewisHayes

    Oh yeah, can definitely see some strong Simon & Garfunkel influence here

  44. Chris Embry

    I'm a huge fan of New Zealand's 4th most popular folk parody duo, but it actually took me several go-rounds to get into this song. Oddly, it's now one of my favorite. There's so much depth to the bus driver's character. The song deftly balances pathos and humor. Bret and Jemaine harmonize so beautifully, and the instrumentals are surprisingly advanced if you really pay attention. This song will stand the test of time.

  45. Antoine A.N

    Man is that a fg300 Yamaha? I think I have the same guitar

  46. barryschwarz

    I love this bittersweet song.

  47. Luke Vaughan

    This proves it, ......... they're authetic Kiwis !

  48. mattomoros

    It's so sad this song wasn't fleshed out on their TV show. I know it was briefly played at the end of one episode, but come on, that's not enough!

  49. The Other Point Of View

    Oh, Paula. I still love you...

  50. Cool Coyote

    hahaah we kiwis love shiting on our own country

  51. Patryc

    Holy shit this took a turn

    Pete is never wrong

    Yep, makes it genius.

  52. tzalwelzijn

    Look to your leeeeeeeft

    Rachel Palmer

    What a beautiful sight!

    biscuitaful

    Rachel Palmer shut up

  53. TuckerMacMillan

    hence the giant sock

  54. David Rosen

    3:37 is so good the harmonies are the best and amazing lyrics!!!

  55. HelloRyann

    My favourite song in 2018..

  56. Kayase _

    *Speaking* "G'day, my name's Tony. On behalf of myself and the coachline I'd like to thank you for choosing to drive with us today. I'm a local, I hope I can impart some local knowledge. If you've got any questions don't hesitate, just sing out. For those who are interested, there's the Old Bridge, swaying away. Replaced by the New Bridge in 1972. Funny thing, the Old Bridge used to be called the New Bridge. Yeah, bit of a funny thing. Up ahead there's the bronze of Bluey, a local sheepdog, who became a member of Regional Council. It was a bloody great day for dogs, not just here, but everywhere in the North Island. There's the town's oldest street. That's the Museum of Meat. There's the town's largest industry, that's the sock factory, hence the giant sock."

    *Sings* The town hall
    Note the mosaic wall
    Well, there are 5,600 tiles on that wall
    I know, I counted them all
    The local school, the local swimming pool
    Which was opened by the Governor General
    Back in 1952
    Where I was caught with a friend aged 11, sniffing tractor fuel
    We thought we were pretty cool, breaking them changing shed rules

    But do you see up there?
    The banner hanging in the air?
    The Presbyterian Fair
    Well, I never go, there's too many Presbyterians there
    But if you're interested, the fair's in the third weekend of August every year
    But don't bother entering the raffle
    It's always won by some kid of the Mayor

    Do you hear that sound?
    The town clock, heard from anywhere in town
    Until 1960, it was a little place in Norway
    We bought it for a hundred pounds
    Rumor has it they sold it cheap because the chimes were too loud
    But every time I hear that sound it makes me so proud

    Look to your left, what a beautiful sight
    It's Paula, Paula Thompson, nee Paula Wright
    Look at her hair, it's still gorgeous, even now
    Flowing like the Womahonga River
    Which incidently, is to your right
    And it's the largest, in the area
    In terms of volume
    Everybody, look at Paula, look at Paula Thompson
    I always thought I'd marry Paula
    But some things just don't work out that way
    Well, that's the most important thing you'll learn on the tour today
    That, and the fact there'll be a toliet break
    At the information center near the manmade lake

    *Speaking* "Yeah, I'll just ask you one favor, if you do see Paula in town later on that you don't mention the details of the tour. I'd appreciate that. Same goes for my wife, Gloria. You'll recognize her, she looks a hell of a lot like Paula, actually. She often gets mistaken for Paula, but, um, well, she's not Paula, that's for sure, no."

    *Singing*
    Paula Thompson, born in '54
    To a family of four
    To the family next door
    Take me back next door
    Paula Thompson, nee Paula Wright
    That's her old house, number 39
    Number 41 was mine
    If this old coach could go back in time
    I'd drive to 1979
    Take me back...
    Take me back, take me back
    (Take, take, take, take me back)
    Take me back, take me back
    (Take, take, take, take me back)
    Take me back, take me back, take me back, take me back, take me back, take me back...

    *Speaking* "Yeah, sorry about that. I always get a little bit emotional on the corner of Rutherford and Brown Streets. But, um, that is truly the end of the tour, so mind your step, yeah, good on you."

  57. Djo Fortunato

    Oh this brings me back to simpler times haha
    These guys continue to always be great. Again. :D

  58. Nicko

    New zealands answer to tripod!

  59. Jordan Mills

    i'm not a very emotional person, but i cry pretty much every time i hear this song. the way it mixes sad and funny perfectly amplifies the sadness and nostalgia. always hits me when he says 'I always thought I'd marry Paula, but some things just don't work out that way'

    Unpacking Pig

    Me too lol

  60. Walt Zamalis

    My teacher was shocked when she found out that only me and my best friend had heard of Flight of The Conchords. She asked me to put on any song they’d done, and I chose this one. Everyone laughed about it and she said what the heck, and I felt really embarrassed. Some people don’t appreciate this art unfortunately. They’re probably all presbyterians or something.

    Fletcher Warren

    Never feel embarrassed about taste man. Its subjective. A food one to show anyone is either "Jenny" or "Robots"

    Ed Swierbinski

    or maybe just idiots, this is humor on a different level, you either get it or you don't

    Bob Saint-Clar

    To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Flight Of The Conchords. The humour is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics most of the jokes will go over a typical listener's head. There's also Jemaine's nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into his characterisation- his personal philosophy draws heavily from Narodnaya Volya literature, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these jokes, to realise that they're not just funny- they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike Flight Of The Conchords truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn't appreciate, for instance, the humour in Jemaine's existential catchphrase "It's business time", which itself is a cryptic reference to Turgenev's Russian epic Fathers and Sons. I'm smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Bret McKenzie's genius wit unfolds itself on their television screens. What fools.. how I pity them. 😂

    And yes, by the way, i DO have a Flight Of The Conchords tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It's for the ladies' eyes only- and even then they have to demonstrate that they're within 5 IQ points of my own (preferably lower) beforehand. Nothin personnel kid 😎

    Brandon Ramos

    I'm confused...so your teacher already knew about them? But didnt like it? Waht?

    Chris Embry

    LOL'd at the last sentence. I'm going to steal that.

  61. Adrian J

    Honestly, their songs are amazing.

  62. orion khan

    2:26 The start of the *Paula Thompson* (née *Paula Wright)* segment... the harmonies are just beautiful !! This is actually my fav version of this song so far... the album cut is too slow !!!

    2:56 The best of the best bits ;-)

  63. colaboytje

    2:14 when Jemaine hits the wrong chord and Brett gets thrown off by it and forgot the right chords as well

    Pete is never wrong

    I though it was illustrating the dull Norwegian bell.

  64. ladycebula

    this song actually makes me cry

  65. Kevin L

    Hearing this at the end of the Live From London special gave me emotions. The changes in audience, the band itself, and even the musical differences showed their progress over so many years. Love this band.

    Themilk

    Me too, man. Me too

  66. Dan Mickelson

    A god damn masterpiece. My brother actually teared up the first time he heard this song lol.

    OKAY IT WAS ME.

  67. Joel Wallenius

    There's something about this live show in particular that's strangely amazing. Their vocals blend so perfectly, not a single off note. I don't understand. But I like it. I wish there was a HQ recording somewhere!

    P4P KING

    i think they sold their souls to the devil for talent fame and fortune. ITS THE ONLY EXPLANATION!

    Laure Mclean

    I found a live version (London) of this song on Apple music and its not half as haunting😕

  68. Joel Wallenius

    Some late night FotC to ruin my sleep schedule. Hells yes. They're so friendly I feel like I'm socializing!

  69. Daniel Horn

    1:12 .......The moment you realise they are not a novelty act that will disappear overnight.

  70. Nicko

    1.56 rove McManus in front?

  71. branstonpickle

    Didn't make it to the show, but definitely inspired the Prime Minister driving the bus (and he loved his colleague who, of course, was called Paula)

  72. Tyrone Lannister

    I love the longing and sadness tone of this song, which is discreetly tucked below comedy. This is genius.

  73. George Zakusilo

    I think this is my favorite FOTC song. Its slightly different from their other brilliantly funny songs. While also full of their deadpan humor it also intertwines more serious themes like a feeling of the lost time and love-induced nostalgia for what could have happened. It mixes its components so masterfully and paints a picture of slightly dull life in the small city: "The town hall / another mosaic wall / well, there are 5,600 tiles on that wall, / I know, I counted them all", where wisdom of "some things just don't work out that way" is next to the importance of the location of " the toilet break". Also, the way they hit harmonies and play off each other is exemplified in this song as well. They are coming back to HBO, much more accomplished now, and I cannot wait to see whether they can eclipse their previous run

    Hans

    Well written.

    Ed Swierbinski

    great way to put it George, we can all relate i'm sure

  74. batman613

    Those 113 downvotes are from Australians.

    redrock1963

    Nooooooooooo !!

    P4P KING

    Presbyterian australians

  75. Leo R

    presbyterian

  76. Laverne Blaszczyk

    This was sweet as hell😊

  77. DereHeIz

    Only intellectuals thank the bus driver.

    Rachel Palmer

    Or most Canadians.

  78. Matt Renwick

    new HBO special soon!

  79. George MacDonald

    brilliant musos. wish i could see them live

  80. Futsan Flier

    Just brilliant. Wistful, sad and funny

  81. sean mc cann

    from az lyrics:
    [Speaking] "G'day, my name's Tony. On behalf of myself and the coachline I'd like to thank you for choosing to drive with us today. I'm a local, I hope I can impart some local knowledge. If you've got any questions don't hesitate, just sing out. For those who are interested, there's the Old Bridge, swaying away. Replaced by the New Bridge in 1972. Funny thing, the Old Bridge used to be called the New Bridge. Yeah, bit of a funny thing. Up ahead there's the bronze of Bluey, a local sheepdog, who became a member of Regional Council. It was a bloody great day for dogs, not just here, but everywhere in the North Island. There's the town's oldest street. That's the Museum of Meat. There's the town's largest industry, that's the sock factory, hence the giant sock."

    [Sings] The town hall
    Note the mosaic wall
    Well, there are 5,600 tiles on that wall
    I know, I counted them all
    The local school, the local swimming pool,
    Which was opened by the Governor General,
    Back in 1952
    Where I was caught with a friend aged 11, sniffing tractor fuel
    We thought we were pretty cool, breaking them changing shed rules

    But do you see up there?
    The banner hanging in the air?
    The Presbyterian Fair
    Well, I never go, there's too many Presbyterians there
    But if you're interested, the fair's in the third weekend of August every year
    But don't bother entering the raffle,
    It's always won by some kid of the Mayor

    Do you hear that sound?
    The town clock, heard from anywhere in town,
    Until 1960, it was a little place in Norway
    We bought it for a hundred pounds
    Rumor has it they sold it cheap because the chimes were too loud
    But every time I hear that sound it makes me so proud

    Look to your left, what a beautiful sight,
    It's Paula, Paula Thompson, nee Paula Wright.
    Look at her hair, it's still gorgeous, even now.
    Flowing like the Womahonga River,
    Which incidently, is to your right.
    And it's the largest, in the area
    In terms of volume.
    Everybody, look at Paula, look at Paula Thompson
    I always thought I'd marry Paula
    But some things just don't work out that way
    Well, that's the most important thing you'll learn on the tour today
    That, and the fact there'll be a toliet break
    At the information center near the manmade lake

    [Speaking] "Yeah, I'll just ask you one favor, if you do see Paula in town later on that you don't mention the details of the tour. I'd appreciate that. Same goes for my wife, Gloria. You'll recognize her, she looks a hell of a lot like Paula, actually. She often gets mistaken for Paula, but, um, well, she's not Paula, that's for sure, no."

    [Singing]
    Paula Thompson, born in '54
    To a family of four
    To the family next door
    Take me back next door
    Paula Thompson, nee Paula Wright.
    That's her old house, number 39
    Number 41 was mine
    If this old coach could go back in time
    I'd drive to 1979
    Take me back...
    Take me back, take me back
    (Take, take, take, take me back)
    Take me back, take me back
    (Take, take, take, take me back)
    Take me back, take me back, take me back, take me back, take me back, take me back...

    [Speaking] "Yeah, sorry about that. I always get a little bit emotional on the corner of Rutherford and Brown Streets. But, um, that is truly the end of the tour, so mind your step, yeah, good on you."

  82. LochVids

    The take me back bit is great

  83. Krista D

    I wish they'd have put this on itunes. It's a nice song and I'd love to buy it.

    orion khan

    Krista D - it’s on the *”Folk the World”* album (from 2002 iirc) that for whatever label issue isn’t on iTunes/Spotify etc... its not a huge loss tho, the album cut is *_much_* slower and doesn’t have the passion this version does. There are *_tons_* of sites that will convert a YouTube url into an mp3 you can download, so...

  84. Darren Pedersen

    Lol the museum of meat

  85. Eric Sell

    Why's he tryin to sound like an Aussie?? I didn't know if I was listening to Flight of the Conchords or to Tim Minchin!

    eloril

    New Zealanders have a similar accent to Australians

  86. JtheArgonaut

    I honestly don't understand the dislikes.

  87. becky f

    Right when Bret first sings 'another mosaic wall' I'm already feeling emotional

    Rachel Palmer

    "And note the mosaic wall".... ;)

  88. Hugo Smith

    Scans alot like an Elliot Smith tune

  89. Ashraf Sahdan

    This should be played on every buses at least 3 times a day.

  90. afsgdgd

    1:14 when Red Hot Chili Peppers appear on the stage

  91. Floopy-Noopers

    Do you see up there?
    The banner hang in the air
    The Presbyterian fair.... well I never go...

  92. Charlie C

    Jemaines voice is something else, I could do a sex to it.

  93. Jordan Mills

    so awesome, I saw them play this live 3 days ago on their 2018 UK tour!

    Sarah Low

    JEALOUS AF

    DJ Longneck

    Damn, mine got postponed

    Sarah Low

    poor Bret, hope his arm heals quickly

    Jordan Mills

    yeah im in portsmouth, i can't believe they did a small select of giant cities and countries and then by chance also chose the small south england city i live in :D

    Bryan S

    Awesome 😎

  94. Gustavo Cecille

    while watching Thor: RAGNAROK I noticed that Taika's character Korg seemed to be inspired by the bus driver from the song. haha soft-spoken and dorky.

    Tyler Bettafish

    That's just the way a lot of Maori/Islanders talk :)

  95. John Smith

    I'm actually listening to this less than an hour before brain tumour surgery. It's making me cry...

    strongjrs

    Hey John doing ok?

    GOOSE

    Hi John, hope you're well

    Mick Mickymick

    Hey John I too hope you just got bored with YouTube and are doing some great things in life.

    Rose S

    Go well cuz x

    Ryan Harper & The Lunas

    Hope you're doing well, John

  96. Rob Mckennie

    I wonder if this song was a partial basis for the prime minister on the show, he also had an unrequited love for his childhood neighbor. He also drove a bus in that episode. She was also named Paula

  97. laxattack032

    1 million view and only 73 dislikes. Testament to how good FotC is.