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Midnight Oil – Power And The Passion lyrics

People, wasting away in paradise
Going backward, once in a while
Moving ahead, falling behind
What do you believe
What do you believe
What do you believe is true

Nothing they say makes a difference this way
Cause nothing they say will do

Take all the trouble that you can afford
At least you won't have time to be bored

Oh the power and the passion
Oh the temper of the time
Oh the power and the passion
Sometimes you've got to take the hardest line
I see sunburnt faces around
With skin so brown
Smiling zinc cream and crows
Sundays the beach never a cloud

Breathing eucalypt, pushing panelvans, stuff and munch junk food
Laughing at the truth, cause Gough was tough till he hit the rough
Uncle Sam and John were quite enough

Too much of sunshine too much of sky
It's enough to make you wanna cry

I see buildings, clothing the sky in paradise
Sydney, where the nights are warm
Daytime telly, blue rinse dawn
Dad's so bad he lives in a pub, underarms and football clubs
Flat chat, Pin Gap in every home a Big Mac
And no one goes back, that's that
You take what you get and get what you please
It's better to die on your feet than to live on your knees



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    It is quite obvious but what he means by this is everyone is so consumed by the new companies and benefits of the new westernization of Australia paradise that they live in, that they have forgotten about Outback Australia and the real true beauty that Australia and its indigenous people can teach.
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