The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #168402   Message #4078151
Posted By: Stewie
03-Nov-20 - 09:40 PM
Thread Name: Rise Up Mudcat Songbook - Australia
Subject: RE: Rise Up Mudcat Songbook - Australia
(Kev Carmody)

In 1788 down Sydney Cove?
The first boat people land
And they said, 'Sorry boys our gain’s your loss
We’re gonna steal your land
And if you break our new British laws
For sure you’re gonna hang
Or work your life like our convicts
With chains on your neck and hands'

And they taught us
Oh oh black woman thou shalt not steal
Oh oh black man thou shalt not steal
We’re gonna civilise
Your black barbaric lives
And teach you how to kneel
But your history couldn’t hide
The genocide
The hypocrisy to us was real
’Cause your Jesus said
You’re supposed to give the oppressed
A better deal
We say to you, yes whiteman thou shalt not steal
Oh ya our land you’d better heal

Your science and technology, hey you can make a nuclear bomb
Development has increased its size to three million megatons
If you think that’s progress
I suggest your reasoning is unsound
You shoulda found out long ago
You best keep it in the ground


Me and Neil and Rednut
Sittin’ underneath that Indooroopilly Bridge
Watchin’ that blazin’ sun go down
Behind the tall tree’d mountain ridge
The land’s our heritage and spirit here
The rightful culture’s black
And we sittin’ here just wonderin’
When we gonna get the land back


You talk of conservation
Keep the forest pristine green
Yet in two hundred years your materialism
Has stripped the forests clean
A racist’s a contradiction
That’s understood by none
Mostly their left hand holds a bible
Their right hand holds a gun


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