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Listen now to the wind babe
Listen now to the rain
Feel that water lickin' at my feet again
I don't wanna see this town no more
Wastin' my days on a factory floor
First thing you know I'll be back in Bow River again

Anytime you want babe, you can come around
But only six days separates me and the great top end
I been working hard, tweleve hours a day
And the money I saved won't buy my youth again
Goin' for the heat babe, and a tropical rain
In a place where no man's puttin' on the dog for me
Waitin' on the weekend, set o' brand new tyres
And back in Bow River's just where I want to be

Listen now to the wind babe
Listen now to the rain
Feel that water lickin' at my feet again
I don't wanna see this town no more
Too many years made up my mind to go or stay
Right to my dying day
I don't wanna see another engine line
Too many years and I owe my mind
First set o' wheels headin' back Bow River again
First thing you know I'll be back in Bow River again

Got the motor runnin', got the rest of my days
Sold everything I owned for a song
So anytime you want babe, you can come around
But don't leave it too late you just might find me gone

Listen now to the wind babe . . .

I don't need the score
I'm goin' through the door
Gonna tell the man I don't want no more
Pick up a fast car and burn my name in the road
One week two week maybe even more
Piss all my money up against the damn wall
First thing you know I'll be back in Bow River again



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    UnregisteredJan 3, 2012 at 1:05 pm
    Knowing theres better things to life than working day in day out, more fulfilment to be had by going back to your roots. The big smoke isnt everything if you have no time to enjoy it.
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    UnregisteredJun 23, 2012 at 2:38 am
    Go & look out of the factory door at the cold wind & rain, your boss is right there. Up north in the top end mines it's hot, wet & you work long days, there exists a freedom that is nowhere else. The money is good, the night life is tedious. When you have to get away from that place in bow river, you will be going back when those freedoms beckon once again. This guy will not be held down south for anything, not even his girl. Ross
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    UnregisteredMay 22, 2012 at 9:12 am
    Just when u guys get old enough, this song will mean moore,...
    Thanks for shake me jimmy barnes, ian moss, don walker, steve prestwich, phil small, ray arnott
    Gyula kraft
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    UnregisteredMay 14, 2012 at 2:10 am
    Its about leaving a mundane job and going back to work at the bow river diamond mine, where you earn the big money but piss it up against the wall. Realising that when you were there you have not missed out on anything, so want to go back.
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    UnregisteredJan 3, 2012 at 8:46 am
    Its about the frustration of being controlled by the factory floor and a young guy that it is smart enough to know that his youth cant be bought.

    Its about a guy having the balls to throw it in and keep his spirit intact.

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