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Song Lyrics

Here I am again in the ship`s post office

I want to send a telegram

Send it to the captain

Asking where the hell I am

I`ve been on this luxury cruise

For twenty five years or more

And I`ve just begun to wonder

Where we`re headed for

Band keeps playing American songs from 1973

Getting wise to the officer's lies

That we`ve even got a country

You say we`re independent

And we`ve even got the right to choose

Well we`re sick of doing nothing

We`d like some work,

We`d like some work,

We`d like some work to do

Swimming pools, the c*cktail parties

You keep us plied with drink

But when we cruised through South East Asia

It made us stop and think

We never take on passengers

Though we seem to have lots of room

And I can`t escape the notion captain

That this is a floating tomb

Band keeps playing American songs from 1973

Getting wise to the officer's lies

That we`ve even got a country

You say we`re independent

And we`ve even got the right to choose

Well we`re sick of doing nothing

We`d like some work,

We`d like some work,

We`d like some work to do

Some of us have calculated

We must be short of oil

Someone mentioned fission

And blood began to boil

The passengers are restless, captain

This is how they feel

Angry at how it came to be you

Who sits beside the wheel

Band keeps playing American songs from 1973

Getting wise to the officer's lies

That we`ve even got a country

You say we`re independent

And we`ve even got the right to choose

Well we`re sick of doing nothing

We`d like some work,

We`d like some work,

We`d like some work to do

And the band keeps playing the Imperial Waltz From far across the sea

Not a long way from discontent

To open mutiny

You say we`re independent

And we`ve even got the right to choose

Well we`re sick of being passengers,

We`ve got some work,

We`ve got some work,

We`ve got some work to do

Release History

The Redgum song "H.M.A.S. Australia" appears on the following albums:
If You Don't Fight You Lose
01 January 1978

The Essential
27 May 2011


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