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Midnight Oil – Beds Are Burning – 1987

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    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?