By Jennifer Ellem
Australian’s all let us rejoice
For we are steeped in greed
Our politicians sneer and smirk
At all who are in need.
Our land abounds in natures gifts
Stripped bare by uncaring hands
Our leaders cheer these rapists on
As they destroy and soil our land.
We were the lucky country
Now bought by greed, by graft and rort
The lessons of the mining groups
In pain and loss are taught.
Our waters, forests, hills and farms
Ground beneath uncaring heel
The lessons of do no harm
Crushed by processed steel.
Our wildlife flees to safety
Little of which remains
The LNP and friends
Are the ones who hold the reins.
No more the sun burnt country
A land of sweeping plains
With little thought of justice
We’re stripped of all we gained.
Those who toiled for generations
Who built this country strong
Thrown to they wayside now their strength is gone.
With careless greed and thoughtless heart
Our leaders do decide, to lie to cheat,
And have done so from the start.
Australia is much more than this
A unique and special gift
Some see this a barrier
One that greed can lift.
I say this is my country
One of beauty wild and free
To tame this wide brown land
Is not for you and me.
Fan the embers in you heart
Left bleeding from what you see
Rise up and not be silenced
Demand justice for you and me.
Let the despoilers fear
Just what it is that’s roused
Within each and every Australian
The fighting spirit housed.
The cannot take what we do not give
And if they try then fight
Raise our waning spirits
Let them blaze in all their might.
So in your homes safe and warm
Those who seek to bleed
All the wealth of our fine land
I think you should take heed.
We may be varied Peoples
And come from different lands
But we Australians know that justice
Is held within OUR hands.
You our representative are servants of OUR will
We’re not here to lift and tote YOUR load
And if you truly do think it otherwise
You fools will see the truth unfold.