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The Presets – Eucalyptus lyrics

All the tales you've been tellin from the start
Said em loud but I never believed em
I wore an old band of black around my heart
I wore a frown but it never relieved me

Suddenly I got everything I want
Yeah once again we can see the big picture
It's gonna take all the good in all of us
To tear away all the damage you did here.

And I recall, if I remember the sound
If you could make me smile, it's like a
And I remember the?

We'll send you off in a rotten leaky boat
With all the lies we could never deliver
We'll float away and we'll never forget
We'll never trust and we'll never forgive ya.

And I recall, if I remember the sound.
If you could make me smile, it's like a dream
And I remember the?

The saddest times and the worst times suited you well. X4

The dispossessed and the poor times suited you well. X2

Yeah all the pain and the hard times suited you well.

Yeah all the? Fares? And the hate crimes suited you well.

The overboard and the downtrodden suited you well.

The dispossessed and the poor times suited you well.

The devastated the? Suited you well.

The saddest times and the worst time suited you well.

The saddest!

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    This song seems to be about refugees who come by boat to Australia, and the government's policy of deporting them. The chorus refers to the smell of eucalyptus oil, which is a strong scent from the leaves of gum trees.

    Parts of the song are sung from the perspective of the refugee, who seems to have been traumatized. His memory is fuzzy, except for the smell of gum trees. I guess smell can evoke a sense of place even if the memory isn't clear, how things felt usually remain intact.

    The song makes me think of the despair of surviving the often lethal passage to Australia, having nowhere to go, and being send back to where you were running from. Some of the refugees deported from Australia have since been killed by the Taliban.

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