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Beds are Burning
Midnight Oil Lyrics


Out where the river broke
The bloodwood and the desert oak
Holden wrecks and boiling diesels
Steam at 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?

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Martin Rotsey, Peter Gifford, Robert Hirst, James Moginie, Peter Garrett

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TEVAS MAÑANA

a big major theme without hollow letters, satanic for mass dominance ..
The tucker box is empty now
The heart of Kelly's country cleared
The gangers on the southern line
Like the steam trains have disappeared
Pelicans glide
Miracles up in the skies
We vote for a government
With axes in its eyes

Mountains of Burma
The road to Mandalay
In the mountains of Burma
Light years away
Mountains of Burma

Will the sons of Solidarity
Still march on May Day

Will the sisters of the seventies
Still fight for equal pay

There's no-one on the Reeperbahn
No more blankets handed out for land
We feed an economy
It's got blood on its hands

Mountains of Burma
The road to Mandalay
Mountains of Burma
Light years away
In the mountains of Burma
The road to Mandalay
In the mountains of Burma
Hope you're light years away

Pack your bags full of guns and ammunition
Bills fall due for the industrial revolution
Scorch the earth till the earth surrenders

Soldiers of armies
Storm empty fields
In a traveller's trance
On the way to the high frontier
Sleepwalkers stumble
Cable cars run aground
Imaginary enemies
Form high above the clouds


La caja de tucker está vacía ahora
El corazón del país de Kelly se despejó
Los pandilleros de la línea sur
Como si los trenes de vapor hubieran desaparecido
Los pelícanos se deslizan
Milagros en los cielos
Votamos por un gobierno
Con hachas en los ojos

Montañas de Birmania
El camino a Mandalay
En las montañas de Birmania
Años luz de distancia
Montañas de Birmania

¿Serán los hijos de la Solidaridad
Todavía marchan el primero de mayo

Will las hermanas de los setenta
Todavía lucho por la igualdad de remuneración

No hay nadie en Reeperbahn
No más mantas repartidas por la tierra
Alimentamos una economía
Tiene sangre en sus manos

Montañas de Birmania
El camino a Mandalay
Montañas de Birmania
Años luz de distancia
En las montañas de Birmania
El camino a Mandalay
En las montañas de Birmania
Espero que estés a años luz de distancia

Empaca tus maletas llenas de armas y municiones
Las facturas vencen por la revolución industrial
Quema la tierra hasta que la tierra se rinda

Soldados de ejércitos
Tormenta campos vacíos
En el trance de un viajero
De camino a la alta frontera
Los sonámbulos tropiezan
Los teleféricos encallan
Enemigos imaginarios
Forma muy por encima de las nubes

En las montañas de Birmania ...



All comments from YouTube:

WISDOM FOR LIFE

My God! I haven't heard this in so so long. Wow, what memories. Thanks for uploading!

Peggy Rodgers

I wish America would hear the song and realize we stole this land and Mexico

Archie Boag

it doesnt seem you have any wisdom it was updloaded 12 years ago

Anne McNiell

@Eman just heard it now, eat your heart out thunberg, your not the first.

Tommy Stewart

@Sami you

Tracey Lane

Me too I'd forgotten all about it this is a great song

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Elvio Paillan Cordoba

Hoy comienza la primavera y estoy escuchando esta canción que escuché por última vez hace 20 años.

Irene Proebstel

Beds Are Burning – Midnight Oil “Beds are burning” by Midnight Oil is a political song which raises the issue of aboriginal land rights. Peter Garret, lead singer of Midnight Oil and political activist, sings the “Beds are burning” in such a way, so that connects with fellow Australians. Power to the people.

jeric sacasan

your absolutely RIGHT BROOOO👍👍👍instead they do a political protest on the streets...!,they divert it all into MUSIC to penetrates the 💖of all civillians at that time👊

Irene Proebstel

@Ben Dover The aboriginal people of the land do not need to give anything back, the land is their birthright. It is an individual choice to go back to their ways or adopt the westernized ways. Would any aboriginal Australian give up his home, land, country, hunting ground, belief, culture, and much more to prove his or her worth?

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