My People

Album: Apocalypso (2007)

Songfacts®:

  • In a the March 25, 2008 issue of Rave magazine, lead singer Julian Hamilton explains that the song is about immigrants coming to Australia only to be detained. Said Hamilton: "I wanted to write a song about this horrible phenomenon where people come out here in search of a better life and we lock them up. I felt so horrible about the way we treat these destitute people that I wanted to write a desperate sounding song. The line 'let me hear you scream if you're with me' could be understood to come from the perspective of someone who is locked up, needing to hear that there are people outside who are behind him and supporting him." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Donovan Berry - El Dorado, AR
  • The song's promo won "Best Video" at the 2008 ARIA Awards.

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