Full Circle

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An essay on the complicated and often horrendous modern history of Australia's indigenous people and the new era which sees Australia up for grabs again as the new empires of commerce vie for ownership.

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Full Circle
The razor’s edge is getting even finer
You always try to walk the middle line
Swapping baubles for a country.
The gaudy trinkets lose their shine
Smooth the pillow, spread the blanket
Move the trouble makers out of town
Dreary nightmares on the outskirts
Visions flee from the people’s mind
Dreary nightmares on the outskirts
Visions flee from...
But is it better to live
& get your spirit from a bottle?
Or is it better to die,
Let your spilt blood feed the ground?
Is it better to live,
Shield you hope just like a candle,
Waiting for full circle,
As time turns back the tide?
Bitter struggles on the skyline
The clear sky flows through
the bloodshot tears.
The fights were long & draining
Warriors have long time broke their spears
Harsh separation from their mother
Breathing in a brave new home
Seems there’s no future in the future
And sparks of angst fly from the stone
Seems there’s no future in the future
The brave new world has tried & failed
But is it better to live &
get your spirit from a ?
Or is it better to die,
Let your spilt blood feed the ground?
Is it better to live,
Shield you hope just like a candle,
Waiting for full circle,
As time turns back the tide?
What’s a nation?
What’s a country?
Is there a choice anyway?
All the hope of conquered peoples
Have dried up & blown away.
Hissarlik & Maralinga,
Moruroa, Passchendaele.
Once more the country’s on a platter
To new logos we’ll all be nailed
Once more the country’s on a platter
The brave new world has tried & failed
So is it better to live
& get your spirit from a bottle?
Or is it better to die,
Let your spilt blood feed the ground?
Is it better to live,
Shield you hope just like a candle,
Waiting for full circle
As time turns back the tide?
Copyright: Berman/Cochrane

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from Like Lies To Children, track released October 1, 2013
Roland did his bit.

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