Monday, August 25, 2008

Some Music

Even though their politics and mine have long since diverged, I love the Aussie band Midnight Oil, so there:

Midnight Oil "One Country"

(Jim Moginie/Peter Garrett)

Who'd like to change the world
Who wants to shoot the curl
Who gets to work for bread
Who wants to get ahead

Who hands out equal rights
Who starts and ends that fight
And not rant and rave
Or end up a slave

Who can make hard won gains
Fall like summer rains
Now every man must be
What his life can be

So don't call me the tune, I will walk away

Who wants to please everyone
Who says it all can be done
Still sit up on that fence
No one I've heard of yet

Don't call me baby
Don't talk in maybes
Don't talk like has-beens
Sing it like it should be

Who laughs at their nagging doubts
Lying on a neon shroud, running around
Just got to touch someone
I want to be

So don't call me the tune, I will walk away

One country one
Country one country

Who wants to sit around
Turn it up, turn it down
Only a man can be
What his life can be

One vision
One people
One landmass
We are defenseless
We have a lifeline

One ocean
One policy
Seabed life
One passion
One movement
One instant
One difference
One lifetime
One understanding

One country
One understanding
One island
One placemat
One tournament
One element
One moment
One fusion
Yes, and one time

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