Warakurna

Album: Diesel and Dust (1988)
  • There is enough for everyone
    In Redfern as there is in Alice
    This is not the Buckingham Palace
    This the crown land
    This is the brown land
    This is not our land

    Some folks live in water tanks
    Some folks live in red brick flats

    There is enough, the law is carved in granite
    It's been shaped by wind and rain
    White law could be wrong
    Black law could be strong

    Warakurna, cars will roll
    Don't drink by the water hole
    Court fines on the shop front wall
    Beat the grog and save your soul

    Some people laugh, some never learn
    This land must change or land must burn
    Some people sleep, some people yearn
    This land must change or land must burn

    Diesel and dust is what we breathe
    This land don't change and we don't leave
    Some people live, some never die
    This land don't change this land must lie
    Some people leave, always return
    This land must change or land must burn

    Warakurna, camels roam
    Fires are warm and dogs are cold
    Not since Lassiter was here
    Black man's got a lot to fear

    Some people laugh, some never learn
    This land must change or land must burn
    Some people leave, always return
    This land must change or land must burn Writer/s: JAMES MOGINIE, MARTIN ROTSEY, PETER GARRETT, ROBERT HIRST
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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