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Such a large bump.
It cracked the sump.
Leaked oil, we couldn't use the concrete pump.
Did the hard way
Shovels all day
The scorching sun dried sweat and tears away
It was the last weld
The brackets held
I packed for home and then the foreman yelled
Used the wrong steel
This can't be real
The client changed his mind although we'd signed the deal
The first line in this verse is very similar to the first line in the second part of last verse. Probably to make the song more easy to remember in peoples minds (referring back to the former point of the song being played to a drone). The first job seems to be a concreting team and their concrete pump had bumped into something and cracked the sump, meaning that it was inoperable. I don't think I need to explain the hard work of shovelling concrete in the sun to anybody :D.

The second part of the verse is a welder/boilermaker, and it appears that at the end of the day as he's packing, the foreman's called him back as the steel is wrong. This could be a really dumb mistake but the onus falls back on "the client" who'd changed his mind about the steel "although we'd signed the deal", meaning that the company apparently in good favour was taking the loss on board to help the client. The welder or boilermaker says "This can't be real", meaning he's pretty annoyed at the decision, as he now has to work back, but still, it reminds him to have his beer when he's finished.
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It's a Friday
There's a lot to say.
The a/c broke in the office today.
Then the lights flashed.
Computer crashed.
Couldn't use the tills, could only handle cash.
Such a large bunch
200 for lunch
I dropped the pan and my toes went crunch
Ordered large plates
They all wanted steak
Kitchenhand was crook so had to work back late
Two more workers are mentioned in this verse. Firstly an office worker of some description, but it appears they work in retail, as the a/c (air conditioner) broke, the lights flashed, the computer died, and the tills didn't work, yet they still had to handle cash.

The second worker is a chef or a cook in an industrial kitchen. Probably the head chef, as the responsibility to work back fell on him when the "kitchenhand was crook" (crook means sick or ill).
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Just reminds us
To drink our beer
We'll drink our beer when we're finished in here
Just reminds us
To drink our beer
We'll drink our beer when we're finished in here
Great chorus. This is the beer-drinking anthem part. It is repetitive, and the song follows a drone, so the repetitive nature of "drink our beer" is aimed at making it memorable very easily to the listeners' ears.
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It's a hard day
We're slaving away
Gotta please the boss so he gives us our pay
Clock the time card
Then out to the yard
Gotta grab the equipment and work it on hard
On arrival
Gotta load the truck
Then tie down the load so it don't run amuck
Stack the large crates
Then fasten them gates
Gotta package that freight, send it interstate
This song is (quoting another site) "a beer-drinking song", for "the working-class". The verses give examples of bad days at work, and how they yearn for a beer after the daily duties. In this first verse, it is two jobs. The first is a machine operator of some form who has to go out to the yard to use the equipment "work it on hard". Not proper grammar, but the machine operator job is a ticketed operator job, meaning that it isn't a professional, nor a trade job, but a "hard yakka" job.

The second part shows either a forklift driver or other position where the trucks are to be loaded. He/she may indeed be the truck driver, as the reference to "fasten them gates" after tying the load down implies that they are the driver, as it is their responsibility to ensure the load is secure.
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She woke up with a scream of terror
Trembled to her knees
His eyes were focussed on his task
His ears ignored her pleas.
He cut a little piece of him and
Ate it while she cried
And two more bullets from his gun
Made sure that they both died
Apparently, they were asleep, as "She woke up with a scream of terror", so the male was killed while asleep. Ignoring her, the killer reverts to cannibalism, which is more than likely based on the practice of some former tribes (like in Robinson Crusoe, I think) who would eat their enemies.
The next two lines after she cried seem to show that he killed both her and then himself, as there are two bullets, and the reference is that it "made sure that they both died", whereas the male partner of the woman was already dead.

It's really a gory song, depicting the animalistic nature of a wicked unrestrained person who has no regard for anything.
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That night he slipped around the back
Removed the bathroom slats.
The window opened silently
Just purring of the cats.
His enemy the gun he made
A promise that they'd part
By shooting through his eyeball
With the knife to prise his heart
Here he sneaks around the back and breaks in through the bathroom window (reference to slats probably means the glass panes on some older bathroom windows). It appears he both shot the male and stabbed him.
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Like fire from his eyes
He shot out flames from what he saw.
Never would he come to terms
Of being with her no more.
He followed them right to their house
And watched them lock the door,
Then pondered how he's show his love
Was stronger than before
Here the subject is enraged by "what he saw", which is probably seeing them sleeping together. He realises that he'd be "with her no more". Next he stalks them and contemplates his wicked deeds.
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And noone loved her more than he
Him with her and her with he
No better couple could there be
He'll kill for her quite happily
And tonight he says “I love you”
The subject has a sick way of showing how much he loves her, by killing both the object of his... affection(?) and the other party.
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His stare was long, his eyes were dark
And hard without refrain
Mad sadistic masochist
That night he'd lost his brain.
He took the gun he grabbed the knife
He thought of who to maim
For taking all his happiness
And leaving him with pain
This song is a sombre song, and written about some horrible person who killed two people, namely the person who he loved, and their lover. "Taking all his happiness" must mean that he'd found out about the relationship and was going to harm them.
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Supported my decisions stood beside me when others had gone.
Abandoned by the majority although now I can prove they were wrong.
Unswerving, you're deserving of the best that one could own
You gave us the knowledge of home, you are my Mum
And we only get one
Speirosmusic says that his Mom stood by him while others were gone and the reference to being abandoned by the majority shows something in life had caused an upset. The next part "although now I can prove they were wrong" is probably a personal thing but shows that his Mom stood by him which was beneficial especially that he "now can prove they were wrong". His Mom also gave him "the knowledge of home", and I think this means that she kept the family atmosphere going even though the family had gone through some drama, but now he'd grown up he knew what a good family SHOULD be.
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Though times have changed, I'm older now
I can stand on my own
Yet I still recall the days of when
You guided us at home.
The way to treat our fellow man
And show our love for God.
I know I'm not the best example
By the path I've trod
Here Speirosmusic is telling his Mom that he, although older, doesn't forget what his Mom taught him. She taught him "the way to treat our fellow man and show love for God", so in this part he's recognising the correct lessons from her, but then says that he hasn't been the best example from his life course.
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Never learnt self-sacrifice from anyone so well
You tried to make it paradise whilst living in your hell
Oppression, and with it depression, yet taught us all the lessons
In life how we should be, you taught us Mum
And we only get one
Speirosmusic reflects on the past, and that his Mom had given up many things for him, but for "we", so he's also referring to his siblings. Also, it appears that his Mom had battled with oppression from some source and depression, although making life out to be okay for the sake of the children.
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How many times do you think that I have thought about the words for this song
Never been able to pen it. The words have just seemed wrong
You're worthy of expressing, worthy of my best and
You're a gift of God to me, you are my Mum
And we only get one
Speirosmusic here is writing this song to his Mom and tells her that he's had a hard time trying to put words to paper, but appreciates all the hard work she's put in.
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I used to listen to the songs
Before the blasts and mess from bombs.
The houses burn, the people wail,
Another nightmare fairytale.

So I can say I’ll rest at last.
I’m sorry that this life has passed,
Yet now I’ll go where there’s no war,
I’ll think not of it, not any more
In this last verse, the subject tells how he used to listen to their songs. It may refer to him working in a peacekeeping role, where there was little combat initially, and how he could mix with the locals and enjoy things such as music, but he shows that the nightmare of war takes all such peace away, and the sound is no longer a pleasant tune.
Due to this, he is happy that he's going to rest, although he regrets that his life is going, but he knows that there is no more war for him to have to think about or live through.
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I know they’ll lie a cloth on me,
And compensate my family,
But why’d I have to choose this way?
A lifetime lost, a grave to lay.

A million million mothers sons
All children, through the field he runs.
The freedom fleeting, gone from youth.
The world, a wicked twisted truth
Here the subject appreciates the honours that will bestowed on him, but contemplates the waste of life of all those who die on the field, including himself, and realises that war is a "wicked twisted truth" that sacrifices all these children of mothers, and destroys the dreams and ideals that they had when they were youthful playing.
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Tell Mum, and all the folks back home,
Some words, and make it in a poem.
Make them aware that my last breath
Was spoke of them, from life to death.

I’ve non forgotten their kind hearts,
Although at this moment it parts
From any physical pull on me,

For now I’ll lie still as a tree
Here the subject tells his mate what he'd like him to do as a last wish, and explains how he feels about the ones he loves, yet contemplates that soon he'll not be able to think about them in the silence of death. To "lie still as a tree" refers to a fallen tree, which will decay and be eaten up by moulds, fungi and termites.
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I watched Jim lose his limb last week,
And Marty stabbed, they sliced his cheek.
And now my turn, I fall the same,
But permanently ends my game.

We trained together, you and I,
Privates trained while choppers fly.
Our martial combat, my lifes worth.
Eventuality, the earth
Here the subject describes the trauma he'd seen without going into specific details. To say that Marty was stabbed, and they sliced his cheek must mean that he was tortured, yet he compares himself in the fact that he will fall, but the other two men survived as he says "But permanently ends my game".
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War, yeah war,
I’m not playing anymore
War, yeah war,
I’m not playing anymore
All of the choruses show that the soldier will not be fighting any more, as he is dying. Originally, this song was written as a poem called "My End", but the chorus was put in as Speirosmusic thought it would make a good song.
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Well, here we are, my loyal friend.
You’ll stand by me whilst comes my end.
The sniper hidden in the hill
Ripped through my stomach, bleeding still.

They told me what I fought for’s right.
I’ve trained all day, and many a night.
Devoted to my nation’s call,
But on this foreign land, I fall
This song is about a soldier who is shot whilst on foreign soil, and is speaking to his comrade who he'd trained with. He explains that he'd been shot and knows he's dying, so gives his last words to his mate. He contemplates the things he's done.
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Until I met you life was wrong
I’ve been waiting for so long.
So long, so long
It seems that it's been a long wait for the subject to finally meet the right lady. He states that life was wrong until he met her, and that he's been waiting for her to come along.
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No matter what I try
I'd never say goodbye
I know I'd break your heart and
Now that would make you cry.
There's nothing that I'd do to make you feel that we are through
It all defeats the purpose cos I'm so in love with you
Regardless of what happens in life, or what successes or failures come upon the subject, he would never say goodbye to her because of the love he has for her. She is the inspiration for his soaring, so in his eyes, it would be a stupid thing to cause her to feel sad or leave.
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Take my hand and we’ll
Touch the sky.
Clouds and mountains
Ever high
Once again, the subject is showing how free he feels when with her. He tells her to take his hand as he can touch the sky when with her, and the "Ever high" line is that he means forever.
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Can’t you see it
You’re the one for me.
Flying eagle
Soaring free
Here the subject is emphasising that they belong to each other, and that when together they feel freedom. It is like a big weight gone, which allows his heart to soar.
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You’re beside me
All the time
Giving me my
Peace of mind
Giving him his peace of mind by being beside him all the time takes away the loneliness and gives companionship, which he appreciates.
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Oh, you’re just so
Beautiful
All my fears are
Washed away
The subject is brave over the beauty of the lady who he sings about. He has no fear in expressing his love for her.
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I hope this song is like the smell of roses in the wind and
The sweet smell mesmerises you
I hope you pick the rose, but if not, well just enjoy darling
As this sweet rose smell passes through
As the wind blows through the rose flowers and spreads the delicate scent which relaxes, the subject of the song hopes the song does the same to the lady in point's ears. The reference to hoping she picks the rose is that she takes it to be hers, but either way the subject only hopes that she enjoys the song at least, if not more.
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The sun falls down the other side of the long red horizon
Gone to take the chill out of the dark
The stars come out and they all shine in their God-given glory
The arrows of emotion find their mark
As the sun sets in one part of the world, it rises in another. Technically speaking, we know the sun doesn't rise nor set, but it is the perspective observed by the human, and is used to illustrate the beauty of the passing of day into night, where the whole universe opens up and amazes us with the depth of the universe.
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the Warrumbungles
The Warrumbungles are a mountain range at Coonabarabran, heading westwards, and they are visible from the Western Plains of NSW with striking features, such as jagged edges. It is an old extinct volcanic site.
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Music can be the key and subtly I hope you know it as
Sensibility keeps us apart
Here the artist is explaining that the timing wasn't right for the subject to pursue a relationship. It was probably over the situation of not being available... whether not divorced, or something like that.
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Araldite
Araldite is a brand of adhesive. Araldite is used as a simile for the bonding process of their hopeful relationship over the passage of time.
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