Pick Me Up (Hitchhiking Song)

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about

Written on the side of the road whilst trying to get a ride. Hoping it comes on the radio just as someone is approaching a friendly hitchhiker and it inspires the driver to pick them up!

lyrics

Well, here I am out in the weather,
thumb is out and thanking you in advance

Won’t you pick me up,
please pick me up,
come on pick me up and give me a chance.

Whether you’re a hippe in a van
or a dude in a ute
if you’ve got a spare seat
and we’re on the same route,
won’t you pick me up,
please pick me up,
just pick me up and give me a chance.

C’mon, pick me up,
c’mon pick me up
I’m not just standing here to sing and dance
Won’t you pick me up,
please pick me up,
just pick me up and give me a chance.

Well, I refuse to believe you want to be cruel to me,
maybe it’s just all new to you,
but right now it’s 42 degrees… so please

Won’t you pick me up,
just pick me up,
come on pick me up and give me a chance.

I’m not gonna hurt you,
I won’t disturb you,
won’t say a word to you if you really don’t want me to
I just want you to pick me up,
please pick me up,
come on pick me up and give me a chance.

I said, pick me up, pick me up
I’m not just standing here to sing and dance
Won’t you pick me up, please pick me up,
come on pick me up and give me a chance.

Just as I’m about to call defeat
There you are offering me your seat, yeah

and you picked me up, well you picked me up
Just as my mood began to hang in strands
Well, it picked me up, it really picked me up,
when you picked me up an gave me a chance.

Yeah you picked my up,
thank you for sharing this significantly better circumstance.
When you picked me up
you picked me up,
you just picked me up and gave me a chance.

Well you picked me up
You picked me up
Well, you picked me up and gave me a chance.

credits

from Earth People Fair, released March 15, 2019
Written by Charlie Mgee & Formidable Vegetable.
Recorded at Hairy Back Marron Studio, Margaret River WA & Chez Mal, St Kilda VIC. Mixed by James Newhouse at Real2Reel, Bunbury WA. Mastered by William Bowden.

Charlie Mgee: ukulele, vocals
Kylie Morrigan: violin, ocarina
Tim Bennett: bass
Michael Boase: drums
Alex Burkoy: guitar

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Formidable Vegetable Fremantle, Australia

Permaculture funk-swing for a changing world.

With a wheelbarrow full of dirty electro radish-beets, crusty jazz ukulele, swingin' strings and hyperactive horns, Formidable Vegetable are here to sow the garden of your mind with seeds of future-resilience in the funkiest way possible.

"So infectious that the most ardent climate sceptic would have trouble staying still"- Sydney Morning Herald.
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