The Dreaming

Album: The Dreaming (1982)
Charted: 48
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  • Bang, goes another kanga
    On the bonnet of the van
    (See the light ram through the gaps in the land)
    Many an Aborigine's mistaken for a tree
    'Til you near him on the motorway
    And the tree begin to breathe
    (See the light ram through the gaps in the land)

    (Coming in with the golden light)
    In the morning
    (Coming in with the golden light)
    Is the New Man
    (Coming in with the golden light)
    Is my dented van

    (Woomera)
    Dree-ee-ee-ee-ee
    A-a-a-a-a
    M-m-m-m-m
    Ti-ti-ti-ti-ti
    I-i-i-i-i
    Me-me-me-me-me

    Dree-ee-ee-ee-ee
    A-a-a-a-a (woomera)
    M-m-m-m-m
    Ti-ti-ti-ti-ti
    I-i-i-i-i
    Me-me-me-me-me

    Dree-ee-ee-ee-ee
    A-a-a-a-a
    M-m-m-m-m
    Ti-ti-ti-ti-ti

    The civilized keep alive
    The territorial war
    (See the light ram through the gaps in the land)
    Erase the race that claim the place
    And say we dig for ore
    Or dangle devils in a bottle
    And push them from the (pull of the bush)
    (See the light ram through the gaps in the land)
    You find them in the road
    (See the light bounce off the rocks to the sand)
    In the road

    (Coming in with the golden light)
    In the morning
    (Coming in with the golden light)
    With no warning
    (Coming in with the golden light)
    We bring in the rigging
    (Dig, dig, dig, dig away)

    Dree-ee-ee-ee-ee
    A-a-a-a-a
    M-m-m-m-m
    Ti-ti-ti-ti-ti
    I-i-i-i-i
    Me-me-me-me-me

    Dree-ee-ee-ee-ee
    A-a-a-a-a (woomera)
    M-m-m-m-m
    Ti-ti-ti-ti-ti
    I-i-i-i-i
    Me-me-me-me-me

    Dree-ee-ee-ee-ee
    A-a-a-a-a
    M-m-m-m-m
    Ti-ti-ti-ti-ti (woomera)
    I-i-i-i-i
    Me-me-me-me-me

    Dree-ee-ee-ee-ee
    A-a-a-a-a
    M-m-m-m-m
    Ti-ti-ti-ti-ti
    I-i-i-i-i (woomera)
    Me-me-me-me-me

    Ma-ma-many an Aborigine's mistaken for a tree
    (See the light ram through the gaps in the land)
    You near him on the motorway
    And the tree begin to breathe

    Erase the race that claim the place
    And say we dig for ore
    (See the light ram through the gaps in the land)
    Dangle devils in a bottle
    And push them from the pull of the bush
    (See the sun set in the hand of the man)

    Bang, goes another kanga
    On the bonnet of the van
    (See the light bounce off the rocks to the sand)

    You find them in the road
    (See the light ram through the gaps in the land)
    In the road
    (See the light)
    (Push 'em from the)
    Pull of the Bush
    (See the light bounce off the rocks to the sand)
    (Push 'em from the)
    Pull of the Bush
    (See the sun set in the hand of the man)

    (Oh, re Mikayina) Writer/s: KATE BUSH
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Andrew from London, United KingdomBrilliant Song from in my honest opinion probably Kate's best album. All of Kate's albums are great but Hound of Love and The Dreaming are in another league.
    The Dreaming just edges it for me. A totally bonkers album throughout as in " Oh my god..Kate has discovered how to use the Fairlight properly" but every track, yes every track just oozes passion, emotion and her raw and unique talent shines through continuously.
  • Random Terrain from , -I heard a tiny piece of this song on an alternative rock radio station some time between 1983 and 1985. I didn't know who sang it or what the name of the song was. Sounded like she said "and the tree begin to bleed." No wonder I couldn't find it for so long on the internet using those words since it's 'breathe,' not 'bleed.'
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