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Stewie Mudcat Australia/NZ Songbook (993* d) RE: Rise Up Mudcat Songbook - Australia 30 Dec 20


R-J, here's a kiwi one for you:

NO WARSHIPS
(Gumboot Tango)

I’ll tell you a tale about my little town
Well, it looks like the whole place is just closing down
With the shops disappearing and businesses folding
And I’ve painted ‘No Warships’ on the back of my Holden

The hospital’s closed and the factory’s been sold
And the milkman and the mailman are collecting the dole
So take me some place where the future is golden
And I’ve painted ‘No Warships’ on the back of my Holden

Now everyone’s going ‘round holding their breath
Saying, ‘what can we sell when we’ve got nothing left?’
Give back the hopes and the dreams that you’ve stolen
And I’ve painted ‘No Warships’ on the back of my Holden

Now they tell me that the government is the servant of the people
But the people they’re serving they aren’t my people
And I don’t care how high the percentage they’re polling
And I’ve painted ‘No Warships’ on the back of my Holden

Now where is the voice that once was so loud
Of nuclear freedom of which we’re so proud
When the Aussies and the Yanks can treat us like children
And I’ve painted ‘No Warships’ on the back of my Holden

Now everyone’s going ‘round holding their breath
Saying, ‘what can we sell when we’ve got nothing left?’
Give back the hopes and the dreams that you’ve stolen
And I’ve painted ‘No Warships’ on the back of my Holden

You can give back the hopes and the dreams that you’ve stolen
And I’ve painted ‘No Warships’ on the back of my Holden

Youtube clip

--Stewie.


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