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					MIDNIGHT OIL Earth and Sun and Moon Feeding Frenzy Well I’m as old as the hills And young as the day Nobody sees things in quite the same way Computers and shovels churches and brothels Mannequins and skeletons cities and dustbowls Here we go here we go again Hear the clamour of the feeding pen New day new way all my friends can say Cyclone fences in the cybernetic orchad Miracle drugs discount bulk purchase Sacred in the forest fast food in the kiosk Carboard dinners and the saints and the sinners I don’t want to run and hide I’ve seen it all from either side Truth and fiction must collide some day God knows, god knows, god knows it’s been fun Ah sweet sensation the oldest temptation Now throughout the ages we been a’turning all those pages Now each generation you’ve got to choose a new location, Got to reach out, got to sync up, build up, get up, to a stronger fondation God knows, god knows, god knows it’s been fun My Country Was it just a dream, were you so confused Was it just a giant leap of logic Was it the time of year, that makes a state of fear Methods, were their motives for the action And did I hear you say My country right or wrong Did you save your face Did you breach your faith Women, there were children at the shelter Now who can stop the hail When human senses fail There was never any warning, no escape Did I hear you say My country right or wrong My country oh so strong My country going wrong My country right or wrong I hear you say the truth must take a beating The flag a camouflage for your deceiving I know we all make mistakes Renaissance Man

Well I told you about the forest and trees and the chlorophyll green Yes I told you the birds will endure flutter wings dance on leaves Hold onto dreams, hold onto dreams tonight Well I told you about the high pressure cell coming down on the breeze And I know that the things you can’t see they are hard to believe Hold onto dreams, hold onto dreams tonight A new world order has been formed Between the cheque book and the dawn A new nenaissance man is born Renaissance Man are you ready Renaissance Man Renaissance Man are you ready See what a world that you can make Well I heard about the spirit of life is it flickering still Yes I heard that the dark bellied angel’s come running up the hill Hold onto dreams, hold onto dreams tonight Smash and grab the women and child all the souls are growing Wild stripped so bare well the universe stares it’s so close to home That we got to share with you so many genuine things surround You wild weather man well it still confounds you cast away the Greed and death machine and bytes and abacus and lights And hold onto your dreams tonight So your found a hard won friend To hold your hand and hold your head A new renaissance to defend Hold onto dreams, hold onto dreams tonight Where are we going to be in 3033 what’s spinning round your brain Are you a renaissance man or are you a renaissance woman If you jump out an angel will give you wings Earth and Sun and Moon In the morning we will wake up and take to the air Look back at the planet - I’m glued to my chair Southern half is burning as we climb trough the sky Sea birds softly falling, smoke way up high There’s the contours of the mountains, the deserts and plains And a hurricane is blowing, and it turns once again Now there’s oil spills in the water where columbus once sailed And there’s history and mystery and it’s rolling away I wish you could see this great mystery Earth and sun and moon human tribe, thin blue line Earth and sun and moon will survive Sediment is flowing from river to sea Now where are the mighty nations no lines to be seen And axe upon the broken ground, the sigh of the trees

And it’s floating in the ether, it brings me to my knees Too messed up to care, Anyone got a wing and a prayer In the blink of an eye Thank you and good night Earth and sun and moon human tribe, one thin blue line Earth and sun and moon will survive, will survive, we will survive Truganini There’s a road train going nowhere Roads are cut, lines are down We’ll be staying at the roma bar Till that monsoon passes on The blackbone of this country’s broken The land is cracked and the land is sore Farmers are hanging on by their fingertips We cursed and stumbled across that shore I hear mush support for the monarchy I hear the union jack’s to remain I see Namatjira in custody I see Truganini’s in chains And the world won’t stand still Blue collar work it don’t get you nowhere You just go round and round in debt Somebody’s got you on that treadmill, mate And I hope you’re not beaten yet I hear mush support for the monarchy I see the union jack in flames, let it burn I see Namatjira with dignity I see Truganini in chains Bushfire In my shoes, in my shoes There is so much to remind me As the stars come out above me, home Cool wind, clear my head Bright sun grow my food Strong rain clear my heart Fill my land It’s a new day I don’t know why it is sold, don’t know why it’s so cold In this life that we live New day New day New day In my shoes, in my shoes There is so much astound me As the whirlpool spins around me, home

Bushfire, burn and grow Sunset watch and rest lo Long noght holding child close, feed my dream It’s a new day I don’t know why it is sold, don’t know why it’s so cold In this life that we live New day New day New day It’s larger than life, darker than death We’re gonna move those mountains aside Here come the messages Drums of Heaven By the time the luminous descent of the bright star unfolds And tablets of strangelove are shattered and bruised By the time the oleander is falling from bloom And tears of the crocodile water the sun By the time you make up your mind If ever you do I hear the drums of heaven too By the time you make up your mind If ever you do I hear the drums of heaven too By the paradise alley is littered with rust And the arc of dayglo is curtained in gloom By the time kidney bone cities are crumbing to dust And the empires and all of the emirates burn Ice on the mountain Wind and the dust storm Sails in the desert It’s old and exploding Seers and the prophets Dramas of heaven Outbreak of Love The world is crashing down on me tonight The wolrd is crashing down on me tonight The walls are closing in on me tonight The walls are closing in on me tonight Cos I know this is the end of the Beginning of the outbreak of love The stars come falling down on me tonight The stars come falling down on me tonight Sharks are coming up to feed I believe it’s time to move Divers coming up to breathe But I’m not in the mood

In The Valley My grandfather went down with the montevideo The rising sun sent him floating to his rest And his wife fled south to Sydney seeking out safe harbour A north shore matron she became with some paying guests My father went down with the curse of big cities Trafics tolls and deadlines took him to his peace Now bob Dyer glued us to our seats And lawns were always victa neat Whilst menzies fawned at royal feet do you remember In the valley I walk took some comfort there In the valley I walk cold comfort I can hear you talk In the valley I walk who luill take me there When my mother went down it was a stiff arm from hades Life surprises and tears you like the southerly She always welcomed the spring always welcomed the stranger I don’t see too many around like this Oh no, that’s I’m looking for, yeah, what we’re looking for In the valley I walk Who will take me there In the valley I walk Cold comfort I can hear you talk In the valley I walk I took comfort there In the valley I walk Oh rough justice I hear you talk In the valley I walk To meet my luater shed I hope virtue brings its own reward And I hope the pen is mightler than any sword I hope the kids will take it slow I hope my country clains its own In the valley I walk I cried yes I cried I was down then I crawled Mercy’s arms all around me when I was down there In the valley I walk Do you read me they can hear me in the valley Tell Me The Truth I believe we’re crossing the great ravine Still yearning half-way a stranger I believe in our multiplicity Still part-blind no reason for anger I believe we pull up our roots and retreat A new crop of aerials in Dacca and Canberra Why won’t you tell me the truth about you Vaseline, you smeared it across every scene Anchor-man drowns in a sea of sensation Tyranny crushing the young bird’s seed Halloween’s mate short fuse of the banker We’re all spores but we’re never eunuchs love’s on the loose Deflect the sjort tunics and the cameras ruse there’s no judgement In ignorance I say Some people tell me stories wasting all my time Some trying not receiving someone else’s lies

It’s my rime, yes it’s my time Now or Never Land I grew tall in this lucky land And I thank god for that, but there’s needles in the sand Ozone in eucalypt and on the steppes tonight There’s pushing and a showing on the throne tonight It’s a rhythm of the sea Lost islands of hope It’s a rhythm of the sea Who will discover you But I won’t be down at heel cos my senses lead me here Dream a south pacific dream of now or never land It’s now or never land Rises in rivers in power of the sun Rises in sea level look out mammon’s bastard son Infides are praying at the stock exchange Chrome camels are crashing on the smooth terrain It’s a rhythm of the sea Lost islands of hope It’s a rhythm of the sea Someone to carry you But I won’t be down at heel cos my senses lead me here Dream a south pacific dream of now or never land Suitcase full of good ideas history that’s filled with tears Kill nostalgia, xenophobic fears It’s now or never land Chant


				
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