Verse 1 
I?m gonna have to introduce myself 
I?ve got no record company produced myself oh, oh 
I?ve been the drummer and I played the bass 
Now I?m up the front with my pretty little face oh, oh 
Kept it together through the leaner years 
I sang Stormy Weather through the meaner years oh, oh 
I?ve been the sucker of the century 
Now I?m the fucker I was meant to be oh, oh 
Verse 2 
Born at the turn of the century 
I landed on the beaches of Gallipoli oh, oh 
I stood tall while Wall Street crashed 
But I never ever had a lot of cash oh, oh 
Fought in the trenches of the second war 
I landed with MacArthur at Corregidor oh, oh 
My arse got burned when Saigon fell 
Re-education was another kind of hell oh, oh 
Chorus 
Century girl I?m checking out 
Is there much left for us to talk about? 
I?ll call back in from planet Earth 
The self same child I was upon my birth 
Verse 3 
And I?ve been a sailor of the seven seas 
I was a hippy in the seventies oh, oh 
I shot the sheriff and I fought the law 
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I?ve been the hooker to the whore you know oh, oh 
And I?ve been a catholic and I been Zen 
I?ve been the Buddhist since Christ knows when oh, oh 
I?ve been to Babylon, I?ve been to Rome 
Been travelling but now I?m home oh, oh 
Chorus 
Century girl I?m checking out 
Is there much left for us to talk about? 
I?ll call back in from planet Earth 
The self same child I was upon my birth 
Instrumental 
(Over verse chords) 
Verse 4 
I?ve seen a bucket load of shit go down 
I?ve been the president, I?ve been the clown oh, oh 
I?ve seen a bucket of futility 
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Don?t need to demonstrate virility oh, oh 
Still I ain?t bitter and I ain?t green 
And I?m feeling fitter than I?ve ever been oh, oh 
I?ve been the sucker of the century 
Now I?m the fucker I was meant to be oh, oh