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All last night we were learning
Drank our cheques by the bar
Somewhere bridges were burning
As the walls came down at the Star
Squadcars fanned the insanity
Newsteams fought through the crowd
Spent last night under custody
And the sun found me on the road

At the Star Hotel
At the Star Hotel
They better listen cause we're ringin' a bell
Ain't no deals, we got nothing to sell
Just a taste of things to come at the Star Hotel

(Here lies a local culture
Most nights were good, some were bad
Between school and a shifting future
It was most of all we had)
Those in charge are getting crazier
Job queues grow through the land
An uncontrolled Youth in Asia
Gonna make those fools understand



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    UnregisteredMar 22, 2012 at 5:20 am
    Its not "youth in asia". Its "euthanasia". And it was a pub in newcastle. Nothing to do with the cold war
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    UnregisteredMar 5, 2012 at 11:08 am
    I agree completely with the guy with "unregistered on nov 7th 2011 1:51am". The soong is based on the riot that took place in newcastle, new south wales
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    UnregisteredDec 14, 2011 at 2:47 am
    It's a metaphor for the cold war. Think about it. Cold war. Cold chisel. A chisel stabs and can stab someone in the back like communism on the western world!
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    UnregisteredDec 11, 2011 at 10:53 am
    I'm sorry to tell you all, but the star hotel was in newcastle and the band who played that night was the heroes
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    UnregisteredNov 7, 2011 at 6:51 am
    This song was written about a major riot that took place in sydney (or was it woollongong? ) in the early 80's triggered by the demolition of the star hotel, it resulted in cars being turned over and set alight, multiple arrests and clashes between rioters and police. They were protesting over the demolition of the hotel for a development but the riots symbolised the unhappiness of youth during an era of high unemployment and social change.

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