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Stewie Rise Up Mudcat Songbook - Australia (968* d) RE: Rise Up Mudcat Songbook - Australia 22 Oct 20


LONG RUN
(John Schumann)

You look out your window at the cold grey dawn 
It's seven o'clock on a Monday morning 
Pour a cup of coffee, better make it a strong one 
Weather man on the radio says 
It's going to rain and it's going to blow 
But i'll be all right, it'll be all right, it'll be all right in the long run 

Australia marched out of Vietnam 
Out on the streets against Uncle Sam, 
We won the fight, it was a long one 
Uranium demo the other day 
One of my mates got dragged away 
As they slammed the door I heard her say 
It'll be all right in the long run 

Italian bloke who works with me 
We swap laughs and company 
And he slapped me on the back 
Said, ’You're wrong, son 
This isn't the land I was told it would be 
It's not so equal and not so free
But i'll be all right, it'll be all right, it'll be all right in the long run’

From the shadow of history a convict screams 
The shearers curse, the people dream 
We've taken some right turns
They've been the wrong ones
Troop ships leave and the headlines blaze 
Australia remembers happier days 
And the faith lives on within the haze 
It'll be all right in the long run 

So you sit in your camp and you stare at the fire 
The doubts drop away as the hopes get higher 
And you sing to yourself 
It'll be all right, it'll be all right in the long run 

And the sun gives ground to a long cold night 
You screw your courage for another fight 
But you know in your heart 
That it’ll be all right, it'll be all right, it'll be all right in the long run 

And the sun streams in with power and might 
And you look at your kids in a different light 
And you know in your heart as you kiss them goodnight 
It'll be all right in the long run

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--Stewie.


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