Skreech Tramps

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Skreech Tramps recorded and played in the late 1990's mostly around Hobart, but also across Australia. The core of Skreech Tramps is James Brook and Laurie Agar, however they were joined by many different musicians both in live performance and on recordings.

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released January 1, 1999

All songs by james brook except: agraphobia - laurie agar
blind fiddler / dunmoore lasses / ships are sailing - traditional
harmonica, vocals, cymbol - laurie agar
guitar, whistle, vocals - james brook
violin - camille doyle
mandolin - dave skully
tambourine - brendan
uillean pipes - dicky deegan
angle grinder - cameron

Thanks to:
cameron, andrea, deborah, debbie, daniel, sam, aaron, beth, peter hicks, marty, martin delaney at tas aboriginal centre, ian & audio art, jake, dan, ben, arts up, green left crew, jeffrey, jill, bob, marita & household, jeremy, heather, imago, 2xx, all canberra crew, ben, ian sweeney, russel & soy division, mick moriarty, leslie, brendan & 4zzz, sarah, chris, mandy, brisbane punks, kiran, mirabi, malpunktion and all who have helped us out.

Death, blind, scar, buskin recorded by leigh ritson feb/march '99
the rest recorded by brendan june '99 at old warwick st bakery
mixed by brendan & stewart long
mastered by stewart long at red planet recording, hobart

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James Brook

Since 1993 James Brook has toured extensively in Europe and Australia both as a solo artist and as a member of punk group Ecowar.

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Track Name: Death to Government
EMPLOYMENT OFFICE THEY GOT ME THIS JOB, FOR A WHILE I WAS HAPPY
THE MONEY'S OK BUT YOU KNOW I DON'T AGREE
WITH WHAT'S BEING DONE WITH MY LABOR
WITH THIS WORK MY FREEDOMS DONE
WITH THIS WORK THE LAND IS GONE

IF THE BUSH WERE FREE WE'D BE RUNNING IN THE WATER CLEAN AND QUIET
THERE'D BE NO POISON HERE
IF THE BUSH COULD SPEAK SHE'D BE CRYING TEARS OF BLOOD FOR THE
CREATURES GONE AND THE PAIN THAT GOES ON

AND THE GHOSTS FROM THE WHITE INVASION
CHAINS ROUND THEIR NECKS AND THEIR ANKLES
WOULD RAISE UP THEIR VOICES AND SING WITH ME
200 YEARS AND STILL NOT FREE
DEATH TO THE GOVERNMENT DEATH TO THE GOVERNMENT
ALL OF US OUR FACES ARE STINGING AND
IN OUR LUNGS WE ARE WHEEZING
I SAW THE POISON BAGS AT THE BACK OF THE SHEDS
THE SKULL AND BONES IS WHAT WE GOTTA WORK WITH
THE UNIONS A JOKE IN THE BOSSES CONTROL
HE TALKS TO ME AS IF I WAS A KID
BUT I'M A MAN DON'T WANTO TAKE THIS SHIT

CHORUS

AND THE GHOST FROM THE WHITE INVASION
IN THE RIVERS AND THE CREEKS YOU HEAR THEM WAILING
WOULD RAISE UP THEIR VOICES AND SING WITH ME

DEATH TO THE GOVERNMENT DEATH TO THE GOVERNMENT
AND THE NEXT ONE TOO / AND WAGE SLAVERY / AND THE MINING CARTELS

HE WORKED FROM SUNUP TO SUNSET EVERYDAY
KELLY AXE IN HIS HAND ON HIS TWENTY FIRST BIRTHDAY
CLEARING THE TREES WORKING WITH HIS HANDS
NOW THE DUST SHE BLOWS WHERE HE HAD TO WALK OFF THE LAND
JUST FOR NOW GOT ME IN THIS TRAP
SALT TABLE'S RISING AND I'M SAVING CASH

THE FISHERMAN SAYS YEAH THE SEAS ARE RAPED
THE LESS WE GET BACK AND THE MORE WE TAKE
BUT I NEED THE MONEY THIS JOB WAS HARD TO FIND
NEED THE MONEY WATCHING THE LAND DECLINE

AND YOU KNOW WHO OUR LIVES ARE RUN BY
EVERY DAY IT COULD BE SUNDAY
AND YOU KNOW WHO THE WORLD IS RUN BY
CAN'T YOU HEAR HER CAN'T YOU HEAR HER CRY
DEATH TO THE GOVERNMENT DEATH TO THE GOVERNMENT
Track Name: Scar Train
RED COVERALL SUITS WEAR THE SECURITY GUARDS
THE MEN ON THIS TRAIN ARE ALL COVERED IN SCARS
PRISON TATTOOS AND GREAT BIG SMILE
I CAME IN HERE I'VE BEEN WALKING FOR MILES
THOUGHT I'D BE SLEEPING ON THE GROUND
AND NOW IT SEEMS A BED I'VE FOUND
AND IT'S CHRISTMAS EVE ALL OVER THE WORLD
I DON'T CARE ABOUT THIS CELEBRATION
BUT TONIGHT I DON'T WANT TO BE ON MY OWN
NOW IT SEEMS THAT A BED I'VE FOUND
ON THIS TRAIN WE'RE ALL LONELY MEN
WE'LL SHOW OFF OUR SCARS YEAH TO SHOW WE'RE FRIENDS
ONE GUY HERE HE'S BEEN IN JAIL TEN YEARS
GOT ELECTRO SHOCKS STICKING OUT FROM HIS CHEST
WE'RE SMOKING THE HASH AND DRINKING THE WINE
ON THE SCAR TRAIN TONIGHT YEAH WE'RE FEELING FINE
AND IT'S CHRISTMAS EVE ALL OVER THE WORLD
BEFORE THE SUN IS UP WE'LL BE OUT THERE DRINKING
PUSHING THE PAIN DOWN DEEP INSIDE
SOME TIMES IT JUST COMES OUT ON ITS OWN
A PROUD MAN SITS IN FRONT OF THE TV
A SILENT GUY HIS THOUGHTS HIS FAMILY DON'T SEE
HE'S WORKED FOR YEARS AND WE OWE HIM HEAPS
AND STILL HIS EMOTIONS HE DOESN'T SHOW
HE'S COMING FROM THE DARK ZIPPING HIS FLY
HE COPPED A LOT OF SHIT JUST FOR BEING A GUY
AND IT'S CHRISTMAS EVE ALL OVER THE WORLD
NO NEED TO ACT TOUGH JUST LET IT GO
BEEN MANY A YEAR SINCE MY FAMILY SAW ME
ON THIS DAY BUT TONIGHT I'M HAPPY
Track Name: Blind Fiddler / Dunmoore Lasses
I LOST MY EYES IN THE BLACKSMITHS SHOP IN THE YEAR OF 56
CLEANING OUT A PLANT THAT WAS OUT FOR FIX
IT BOUNDED OUT FROM OUT OF THE TONGS AND THERE CONCEIVED MY DOOM
I'M A BLIND FIDDLER AND FAR FROM MY HOME

WELL I'VE BEEN TO SAN FRANCISCO AND I'VE BEEN TO DOCTOR LANE
HE OPERATED ON ONE OF MY EYES BUT NOTHING HE COULD GAIN
HE SAID I WILL BE BLIND FOR LIFE BUT THERE'S NO NEED TO MOURN
I'M A BLIND FIDDLER AND FAR FROM MY HOME

NOW I'VE A WIFE AND THREE LITTLE BABES DEPENDING NOW ON ME
THEY'LL GO THROUGH ALL THE TRIALS WHEREVER THEY MAY BE
I HOPE THAT THEY'LL BE HAPPY NOW I AM FORCED TO ROAM
I'M A BLIND FIDDLER AND FAR FROM MY HOME
Track Name: Real Happy
I SEE YOU AND YOU LIVE IN MY MIND BY THE FIRE
WE'RE WALKING DRINKING GREEN TEA
I REMEMBER YOU'RE REAL HAPPY
YOU MUST HAVE BEEN CALM AT LAST FROM THE WORDS YOU LEFT BEHIND
WHY WHY WHY WE ALL ASK WONDERING HOW IT FELT ON THAT NIGHT
YOU SPENT YEARS FIGHTING AGAINST TILL YOUR SPIRIT IT GOT SO LOW
CAUSE THEY WOULDN'T LET YOU FLOWER IN THE WAY
THAT YOU WANTED TO BE

AND A FRIEND CAME TO TELL ME, I GUESSED BEFORE HE SPOKE
ASKED ME IF I KNEW YOU, MY FACE IT CRACKED AND BROKE
HELPED ME TO GET OUTSIDE
YOU NEVER THINK THAT YOUR FRIENDS COULD DIE

MORE NEWS CAME TO TOWN TODAY, ITS BEEN A BAD WEEK
ANOTHER YOUNG LIFE JUST PASSED AWAY
SOMEONE SAID LAST THEY SAW YOU
YOU WERE WISHING YOU WEREN'T THERE
YOU SAID AW IT'S PRETTY DUMB
JUST FEEL LIKE I'M GETTING CARRIED AWAY

SHE'S CRYING OUT THE WINDOW, SOME OF US JUST SITTING STILL
SPENT THREE DAYS DRINKING, PARTYING TO MOURN
JUST START THINKING OF YOU EVERY NOW AND THEN

SO YOU'VE PASSED THAT TIMES GONE AND WE LEARN AND FORGET
ALL THE DREAMS ALL THE SCENES WE CAN'T HOLD ON, NO NO NO
I WON'T MIND THAT YOU'RE GONE CAUSE I KNOW
HERE IN OUR MEMORY WE SEE YOU REAL HAPPY
Track Name: Buskin In Dublin
WATCH OUT FOR INSPECTOR MURPHY YEAH HE'LL TAKE YOUR GUITAR AWAY
30 QUID TO GET IT BACK HE'S MAKING PETTY ARRESTS OF THE STREET TRADE
AND THERE'S PLENTY OF DRUNK TOURISTS OUT IN THE CROWDS
DOWN BY TEMPLE BAR
ON FRIDAY NIGHTS YOU GET ONE QUID DROPS IN THE DAYLIGHT SWEET F.A.
BELFAST BOYS SINGING STIFF LITTLE FINGERS
DRINK CIDER IN THE GRAFTON ALLEYWAYS
AND SINGING OUT LEATHERFACE FOR A DRUNKEN ALCHOHOLIC
IT'S THE FAVOURITE BAND OF HIS BROTHER WHO JUST DIED
YELLING AT THE VIDEO TOURISTS GETTING FOOTAGE OF THE STREET DRUNKS
THERE'S LITTLE BOYS AND GIRLS WITH ADULT PERSONALITIES
BEGGING AND STEALING FOR THEIR MUMS
THANK THE GODDESS FOR MCMURDER SHOPS
GOT THE ONLY TOILETS YOU CAN FIND
AT HENRY STREET THE CIGARETTE SELLERS YELL "TABBACCO"
SEE THE OLD BOY WITH HIS SIGN "FORTUNE TELLER"
HEAR THE BUSKER SINGING BOB MARLEY IN A DEEP CRACKED IRISH VOICE
AND THERE'S A COMET TRAILING OUT IN THE NIGHT SLY
AND THE DEVELOPERS CRANES ARE LIKE METAL DINOSAURS
IN THE EXCAVATIONS ARE VIKING REMAINS
NOW THE MUTICORPS GOT THEIR HOLD
ITS A PLACE WHERE YOU DON'T LET IT SHOW TOO MUCH
IR YOU'RE RADICAL RICH OR POOR
AND THAT OLD LADY AS A LITTLE GIRL, SHE HID HERSELF IN A CLOSET
LOOKING OUT THROUGH A CRACK IN THE DOOR SHE SAW
TROOPS KILLNG KIDS IN THE STREET
LET'S TAKE A WALK DOWN O'CONNEL THERE
STILL BULLET HOLES IN THE POST OFFICE
AT LEAST THERE'S STILL SOME LUNES IN THIS TOWN
LET'S GO AND SEE ADRIAN WALSH "THE COMMUNITY GAMES"
RENTS A LOT FOR THREE BOYS SLEEPING IN ONE ROOM
MAKING MONEY FOR THE ANTI-VIVISECTION CAUSE
AND JONNY FROM BELFAST SAYS HE DOESN'T WANT TO SEE
THOSE ORANGE MARCHES ANYMORE
AND THERE'S CHOCOLATE LYING OVER THE PAVEMENT
AND I'VE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO WORK OUT WHY
GREEN SPIKED BOYS DRINK FLAGONS ON ST STEVENS GREEN
DUBLIN IS A PLACE THAT I HAVE BEEN
I'LL BUTTON UP EVERY POCKET ON MY JACKET I'M A STRANGER IN THIS TOWN
THERE'S NO MORE HALF DRUNK PINTS TO SCAVENGE
EVERYONE'S TAKING THEIR TAXI'S BACK HOME
I'L BE WALKING FOR HALF AN HOUR BUT I'M MEETING PEOPLE ON MY WAY
LIKE JAMES JOYCE TWO OLD LADIES A GIRL IN A SHOWER
AND THERE'S MISS MOLLY MALONE
THE PRICK WITH THE STICK HAGS WITH BAGS FLOOSIE IN THE JACOOZIE
TART WITH THE CART
Track Name: Tramps
WHEN WE WERE LAST HERE WE SLEPT ON THE EDGE OF TOWN
UNDER PLASTIC SHEETS
WHEN WE WERE LAST HERE I MADE MY MONEY BUSKING ON THE BRIDGE
WENT BACK TO WHERE WE CAMPED MET A SUICIDAL MAN
HE SEEMED IN A SHY GOOD MOOD IT WAS A RAZOR BLADE THAT HE'D USED
ANOTHER OLD MAN TOLD ME OF HIS FRIEND TODAY HE SAYS
SHE WORKED THE SAME JOB
FOR FORTY YEARS SHE'D CLEAN THE BRASS ON THE PEOPLE'S LETTER BOXES
MAKING FOOD FOR THE DRUNKS
IN THE AFTERNOON MARYS WOULD HELP THE KIDS ACROSS THE ROAD FROM SCHOOL
THEY SAID SHE'S TOO OLD TOOK HER JOB
SHE THREW HERSELF INTO THE CANAL
THE TOWN HALL BELL IS CLANGING
NIGHT IS COMING INTO THE WASTEGROUND
CRUSHED BEER CANS AND PLACES OVERGROWN
THE CATMAN IS NOT HERE TONIGHT I USE HIS PILLOW
SLUGS CRAWL ON MY FACE THIS IS FREE THIS IS FREE
MET ANOTHER MAN TODAY FRANCIS SO DRUNK HE CANNOT LIGHT HIS SMOKE
WEARING GUMBOOTS AND AN EARTH COVERED SUIT
RED FACED LIVING HUMAN SCARECROW
I WAS THE POSTMAN YEARS AGO MY MOTHER DIED
I WAS TERRIBLY DEPRESSED
IN THE HOSPITAL THEY GAVE ME THESE PILLS
NOW ITS THIS PAIN MY DRINKING KILLS
THIS IS WHERE THE TRAMPS SLEEP THIS IS WHERE THE TRAMPS SLEEP

WHEN I WAS A KID THESE WERE ALL FIELDS THESE WERE APPLE ORCHARDS
AND THERE'S THE RIVER WHERE I LEARNED TO SWIM
THERE'S DUNNS STORES NOW SUPERMARKETS SHOPPING CENTRES
HIS SHOULDERS HUNCHED AS HE'S TELLING ME
THAT WAS OUR TIME NOW NOW IT'S TIME FOR THE YOUNG ONES

THIS AINT NO TIME I WANTED
DON'T THINK IT'S PARTICULARY COOL
I LIKE TO FEEL SOME SUN ON ME I LIKE THE RAIN
I LIKE FEELING A LITTLE BIT HARD CAUSE THAT'S WHAT WE ARE
WE'RE HUMAN BEINGS NOT MACHINES
LYING AT THE OFFICE WORKERS FEET
ON THE FOOTPATHS A BATTERED IN FACE
AT THE BUS SHELTER RED SKIN YOUNG EYES
OUTSTRETCHED HAND COINS IN PALM
THIS IS WHERE THE TRAMPS SLEEP
Track Name: Sealers / Ships Are Sailing
A AM A SEALER MY STORIES ARE FIERCE
BEEN WHALING IN THE ICE DOWN SOUTH
SAILS GLOWING RED FROM THE BRICK FURNACES
WE HUNTED AND WE BOILED EM DOWN
DID DA LA DID A LA DA DAE DID A LA DID A LA DA LA DAE
WHALES AND SEALS PREGNANT AND YOUNG
THE SEAS ALL THICK WITH SPOUTS
WATER AND AIR ALL CLOGGED WITH BEASTS
NAUGHT LEF TIN THE OCEANS DOWN SOUTH
DID A LA DID A LA DA DAE WE HUNTED THEM ALL AWAY
GOODBYE TO THE SOUTHERN FISHERIE
ON FLINDERS ISLE THE ABORIGINES ARE IN TEMPORARY EXILE
SO THE TREAY SAID BUT ROBINSON LIED
THEY'LL BE STAYING THERE FOR QUITE A WHILE
DID A LA DID A LA DA DAE
HERE'S MY WOMAN SHE WORKS FOR ME
STOLEN FROM THE MAINLAND TRIBES
SHE CATCH SEAL MUTTON BIRD FOR ME
HEY SOME RUM AND SHE'S YOUR BRIDE
WE DON'T CARE WHAT HAPPENNED AT ALL
NEWS CAME TO THE ISLAND A SHIP FROM SYDNEY CARRYING SHEEP AND GOLD
DIDALADID A LA DA DAE MURDERS ARE NOT UNKNOWN
BRITOMART SHE IS LOST NEAR TO PRESERVATION ISLE
HER CABIN DOOR IT HANGS UPON THE CONSTABLES PIG STY
DID A LA DID A LA DAE WE GET A SHIPWRECK EVERY DAY
NEWSPAPER THE COLONIAL TIMES SAYS US SEALERS
ARE SHOWING OFF OUR RICHES AND GOLD
DID YOU EVER HEAR SUCH A LIE? IT JUST WASHED IN ON THE TIDE!
SHIP PASSING NEAR CLARKE ISLAND DAW THE SIGNALS FIRES
HOW CAN YOU STOP WITH THE SEAS SO ROUGH SURVIVORS THEY SOON DIE
DID A LA DID A LA DAE I GOT BACON AND TATTERS FOR SALE
WE WON'T SAY WHAT HAPPENED AT ALL
Track Name: That's For Free
I WENT OUT THIS MORNING THIS MORNING THIS MORNING
I WAS OUT THIS MORNING THE RAIN WAS COMING DOWN ON ME
BOOTS ARE WET HANDS ARE COLD CLOTHES ARE WET I'M FEELING OLD
BOOTS ARE WET BODIES COLD I FEEL AS AS GOOD AS COLD
MY BACK IT IS ACHING ACHING ACHING SHOULDERS ARE ACHING
FINGERS WON'T HEAL UP
BOSS SAYS THAT'S FOR FREE THAT'S FOR FREE THAT'S FOR FREE
HAVE THAT ONE JUST FOR FREE GET THAT JUST FOR FREE
AND I FEEL LIKE A CONVICT SLAVE CONVICT SLAVE CONVICT SLAVE
FEEL LIKE A CONVICT DRONE PICKEN APPLES OUT IN THE HUON
SNOW OUT ON THE MOUNTAIN I'M DOUBTING DOUBTING
DOUBTING I CAN MAKE IT ALL THE WAY TO NIGHT FALL
GUYS HERE ARE BLOODY TOUGH BLOODY COLD BLOODY OLD
BILL IS 63 GETTING LESS PAY THAN ME
I'M HOPING I DON'T DO THIS JOB SHOVE THIS JOB DO THIS JOB
HOPING I DON'T DO THIS JOB WHEN I AM AS OLD AS HE
AT NIGHT I DO LIE IN BED BODY ACHES BONES ARE COLD
BOSS THAT'S FOR FREE YOU CAN HAVE ALL THAT FOR FREE
JOSE IS FROM SALVADOR A REFUGEE A DOCTOR HE'S OUT WORKING WITH HIS
WHOLE FAMILY THEY WON'T LET HIM REGISTER
AT SMOKO WE DO HAVE A JOKE FUN AT US WE DO POKE
PAY IS CRAP TOSS THE BOSS FOR OPTIONS WE ARE AT A LOSS
MONICA IS PICKING HARD JUST AS TOUGH AS ANY GUY
EMMA IS THE GUN PICKER WAY OUT IN SUNNY COBRAM
NOW THE SUN HE COMES OUT WARMING UP DRYING OFF
GONNA PICK SIX MORE BINS SIX MORE BINS TODAY HOORAY
FUJI JONNY DEMOCRAT RED DELICS GRANNY SMITH CROFTON JONNY GOLD
Track Name: Hangen In Hobart
I WENT MAD I WENT SANE I WENT MAD I WENT SANE
IN HOBART TOWN I AM OUT A HANGEN
FOUND A DRUNK GUY FLAT ON THE STREET
HAD A LISTEN HIS HEART STILL BEAT
LOOKING SO MEAN NO ONE WOULD HELP HIM
AT A PARTY THINK I THREW UP
YELLING MIXING DRINKS IT BRINGS BAD LUCK!
PUKED SO HARD MY EPIGLOTTIS SWELLED UP
NOW STRAIGHT EDGE AS CLEAN AS CAN BE
ONLY DRINKING CUPS OF OPIUM TEA
WHEN THE GOVERNMENTS HARVESTING
WE ALL PITCH IN
TRYING FOR WORK IN THIS TOWN
TRYING SHOPS CAFES EVEN STRIPPING
BOSS SAYS WE WANT MUSCLES TRY GORILLA GRAMS
DOWN AT OLD OYSTER COVE
PALAWA PALAWA FESTIVAL
SEE RUBY HUNTER TIDDAS ARCHIE ROACH
LOTSA NICE CHIKAS IN THIS TOWN
IT'S THE PLACE FOR BABY MAKING
BREAST MILK DRIPPING IN THE MALL CAFES
ON FRIDAY NIGHT THE HOT RODS SMOKE
DOING BLOCKIES YELLING OUT WINDOWS
DODGING SKATERS DRINKING LOADS
IT'S REHABILITATION TOWN
BURNED OUT MAINLAND FOLK COME DOWN
THEY'LL BE GOING BACK COME WINTER TIME
CHURCHES HAVE THE FLUORO CROSS
SPEED OF LIGHT MOVES THE GOSS
DEEP FRIED TIM TAMS DOWN THE DOCKS
LEARNING ABOUT MODERN WARFARE
FIND OUT CHATTING TO THE SAILORS
OKAY GUYS BUT I WISH THEY'D STOP
GOULBURN ARMS TO MEET SOME FRIENDS
SNOW OUT ON MT WELLINGTON
CRAZY DOGHOUSE BANDS KEEP ON PLAYING
SCREAMING AS THE LOG TRUCKS PASS
THAT'S OUR OLD GROWTH THAT'S THE LAST
Track Name: Fancy Free
I LOVE MOLLY MOLLY MOLLY O FEEL IT FOR MOLLY MCGEE
SHE'S GOT A FACE LIKE A FIFTIES MOVIES STAR BRIGHT AND SHINING UP AT ME
AND EVERY BODY ELSE
SHE'S OUT WORKING AT THAT HOUSE JERKING OFF THE DREARY OLD MEN
WASHING TOWELS IN COLD COLD WATER
NOW THEY WON'T EVEN GIVER HER HER PAY
SO SATURDAY MORNING AFTER THE MARKET WE ALL MARCH UPON THE PLACE
YELLING SCREAMS WE SET UP A PICKET THE FAT MAN MUST PAY HER WAGE
SOME ARE OKAY SOME ARE LIKE FRIENDS SOME ARE PRETTY DANGEROUS MEN
DON'T TRY THAT I'LL HAVE YOU THROWN OUT
SHE'S TOUGH BUT THERE'S NOONE TO DO THE BOUNCING
BOSS IS DOWN OUT WALKS HIS WIFE ASKS HIS GIRLS TO HELP HIM OUT
NO WAY MAN WE WON'T TAKE THAT SHITE
AREN'T THE WORKERS ALWAYS GETTING PUSHED ABOUT!
WELL WE CAME HERE ONCE LONG AGO
WATCHING SHIPS OF SAIL AND WOOD
LAY ON THE SHELLS AND SEA SMOOTH BROKEN GLASS
HUGGING AND DRINKING IN THOSE DAYS OF LOVE
JUST HAD THAT TALK I KNEW WAS COMING
HEART POUNDING THE AIR VIBRATES
SHE WALKS OFF MISS COLD SHOULDER QUEEN
NO SOFT BED TONIGHT I SLEEP ON MY COAT
TRIED IT SAID LET'S GET BACK TOGETHER AGAIN
FELT DUMB TOOK GUTS SHE SAYS NO ALL THE GUYS ACT LIKE MAD DOGS
ONE AFTER ANOTHER FOLLOW MOLLY O
MIGHT SEEM KIND OF OLD-FASHIONED TO YOU
BUT THE ONE I LOVE IS OVER THE SEA
I KNOW SHE'S KISSEN ANOTHER
I MISS HER BUT I GOT OTHERS KISSEN ME I'M FANCY FREE
I LOVE MOLLY MOLLY MOLLY LOOK GOOD BUT YOUR HAND SMELLS BAD
IN YOUR WIG YOU'RE OUT WORKING WANKING OFF MALE OLD BAGS
Track Name: Agraphobia
IT SEEMS LIKE THE WORLD IS ROUGH AND COLD SOMETIMES
YOU'RE ALL ON YOUR OWN NO ONE TO HOLD YOU TIGHT
THINK ONLY FOR YOURSELF YOU'VE GOT TO SURVIVE
HOW LONG CAN I SUSTAIN THIS KIND OF LIFE?

SOMETIMES I FEEL SO ALONE IN A HOUSE ALL ON MY OWN
LOSING TOUGH WITH REALITY CAN'T RELAX WITH ANXIETY

STARING AT THE TELEPHONE BUT NO ONE RINGS ME HERE AT HOME
I THINK I'LL STAY HOME TODAY
CAUSE I DON'T WANT TO GO OUT AND PLAY THE SOCIAL GAME

NOTHING GOOD ON TV SO'LL I'LL MAKE ANOTHER CUP OF TEA
IT GETS SO LONELY ON YOUR OWN BY MYSELF EACH DAY AT HOME
Track Name: Myall Creek
MYALL CREEK IN 1838 KWIAMBAL PEOPLE SINGING AND DANCING BY NIGHT
GALLOPING HORSES TEN MEN WHITE
"WE'RE TAKING THEM OVER THE RANGE GOING TO FRIGHTEN THEM"
28 WERE KILLED IN A HORRIBLE WAY
GUNS AND CUTLASSES THE PEOPLE TIED BY ROPE CRYING
BODIES WERE BURNED BUT THE BRAVE MAN HOBBS WRITES TO THE GOVERNOR
THE MEN ARE SENTENCED TO HANG
AND THE WHITE LAW SAYS THEN AS IT DOES NOW
THE LIFE OF A WHITE AND OF A BLACK IT IS EQUAL
BUT ON THE FRONTIER THE KILLINGS GO ON
JUST HID THE BODIES KEPT QUIET STAYED MUM
THIS WAS THE CRIME OF THE MYALL CREEK MASSACRE
THIS WAS THE TIME OF THE FRONTIER COVER-UPS
THAT WAS THE TIME OF THE MYALL CREEK MASSACRE
NO RECORDS WERE KEPT THE FRONTIER COVER UPS
ON OUR FLAG IS THE UNION JACK
THERE FOR THE WHITE NOT THERE FOR THE BLACK
DISPERSAL WAS THE WORD USED FOR THE SLAUGHTER
1928 WAS THE LAST BIG MASSACRE
ON MISSION STATIONS THE PEOPLE WERE DUMPED
BAD FOOD NEW NAMES CHRISTIAN HYMNS
ALCHOHOL JUST ADDS TO THE TRAUMA
DIDN'T GET THE VOTE TILL THE 1970'S
BRITISH USE DIVIDE AND CONQUER TECHNIQUE
1842 INVENT THE BLACK POLICE
SETTLERS SWARMING OVER LIKE ANTS
CALL 'EM UP WHEN THE LOCAL TRIBES FIGHT BACK
PEMULWUY SENDS FIRE UPON PARRAMATTA
THE 30 YEAR GUERILLA WAR IN TASMANIA
LAND RIGHTS MOVEMENT IN THE '70S
THE RESISTANCE IN THE COURTS IN THE BUSH AND ON THE STREETS
MAJOR MITCHELL OUT ON THE DARLING
SHOT THE PEOPLE IN THE RIVERS AS THEY SWAM
FROM THE ABORIGINAL BOUTY MADE A FORTUNE
FOUNDER OF MELBOURNE JOHN BATMAN
NEW TIMES NOW A CHANCE TO BE SORRY
FACE THE CRIMES OF THE PAST GENERATIONS
AFTER MYALL CREEK THERE WAS A SILENCE
LET'S GET TALKING TIME TO BE FRIENDS
BOILED BEEF DAMPER CLEARING THE LAND
GIBBETS ARSENIC PELLETS MAN TRAPS
DOG LICENCE IMPORTED DISEASE
AINT IT TIME TO MAKE OUR PEACE WITH THE ABORIGINES
WHITE AUSTRALIA WE'RE DRINKING BEER
ON THE FIVE DOLLAR NOTE STILL GOT THE QUEEN
PAVLOVA FOOTBALL THE GRAND PRIX
HEY PUT YOURSELF IN THE SHOES OF THE ABORIGINES
1999 INVASION DAY
POLICE EVICT THE TENT EMBASSY
HOWARD WAS TALKING RECONCILIATION
WE GOT A LIAR AND A RACIST LEADING OUR NATION
A FEW WHITE PEOPLE ALONG THE WAY
HAVE RAISED UP THEIR VOICES IN COMPLAINT
I WANT TO HEAR A FEW MILLION MORE
SUPPORT THE ABORIGINES LET'S CHANGE THE LAW
IN THE TIME OF THE MYSALL CREEK MASSACRE
THAT WAS THE TIME OF THE FRONTIER COVER UPS
THAT WAS THE PAST THIS IS THE FUTURE
THINGS HAVE CHANGED STILL GOT A LONG WAY TO GO
ABORIGINAL LAND RIGHTS GIVE THE PEOPLE THEIR HUMAN RIGHTS
WE'RE UP HERE SHOUTING SLOGANS
DO YOU THINK WE'RE LYING ABOUT THESE PROBLEMS?
UNITY BETWEEN BLACK AND WHITE
SUPPORT INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF THE WORLD
HUNDREDS OF YEARS NOW WE GOTTA HEAL
COLONIAL SYSTEM GOODBYE
BRING IT DOWN SO THE EARTH CAN SURVIVE