wilderness path

a significant inner journey

MIDNIGHT OIL

Beds are Burning 

 

 

Out where the river broke
The bloodwood and the desert oak
Holden wrecks and boiling diesels
Steam in forty five degrees
 
The time has come
To say fair's fair
To pay the rent
To pay our share
 
The time has come
A fact's a fact
It belongs to them
Let's give it back
 
How can we dance
When our earth is turning
How do we sleep
While our beds are burning
 
How can we dance
When our earth is turning
How do we sleep
While our beds are burning
 
The time has come
To say fair's fair
To pay the rent
Now to pay our share
 
Four wheels scare the cockatoos
From Kintore East to Yuendemu
The western desert lives and breathes
In forty five degrees
 
The time has come
To say fair's fair
To pay the rent
To pay our share
 
The time has come
A fact's a fact
It belongs to them
Let's give it back
 
How can we dance
When our earth is turning
How do we sleep
While our beds are burning
 
How can we dance
When our earth is turning
How do we sleep
While our beds are burning
 
The time has come
To say fair's fair
To pay the rent now
To pay our share
 
The time has come
A fact's a fact
It belongs to them
We're gonna give it back
 
How can we dance
When our earth is turning
How do we sleep
While our beds are burning

 

 

Midnight Oil

 River Runs Red