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    Protest Song Sing-a-longStage 3

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    Beds are burningMidnight Oil

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    Beds Are Burning

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    t where the river brokeThe blood wood and the desert oak

    Holden wrecks and boiling diesels

    Steam in forty five degrees

    The time has come

    To say fair's fairTo pay the rent

    To pay our share

    The time has come

    A fact's a fact

    It belongs to themLet'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

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    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 cockatoosFrom Kintore East to Yuendemu

    The western desert lives and breathes

    In forty five degrees

    The time has come

    To say fair's fairTo 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

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    Beds Are Burning

    How can we dance when our earth is turningHow do we sleep while our beds are burningHow can we dance when our earth is turningHow do we sleep while our beds are burning

    The time has come

    To say fair's fairTo pay the rent, nowTo pay our shareThe time has come

    A fact's a factIt belongs to them

    We're gonna give it back

    How can we dance when our earth is turningHow do we sleep while our beds are burning

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    They took the children awayArchie Roach

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    Took The Children Away

    This story's right, this story's trueI would not tell lies to youLike the promises they did not keep

    And how they fenced us in like sheep.

    Said to us come take our handSent us off to mission land.Taught us to read, to write and prayThen they took the children away,Took the children away,The children away.Snatched from their mother's breastSaid this is for the bestTook them away.

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    Took The Children Away

    The welfare and the policemanSaid you've got to understand

    We'll give them what you can't giveTeach them how to really live.

    Teach them how to live they saidHumiliated them insteadTaught them that and taught them this

    And others taught them prejudice.You took the children awayThe children awayBreaking their mothers heartTearing us all apartTook them away

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    Took The Children Away

    One dark day on FraminghamCome and didn't give a damnMy mother cried go get their dadHe came running, fighting mad

    Mother's tears were falling downDad shaped up and stood his ground.He said 'You touch my kids and you fight me'

    And they tookus from our family.Tookus awayThey tookus awaySnatched from our mother's breastSaid this was for the bestTookus away.

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    Took The Children Away

    Told us what to do and say

    Told us all the white man's ways

    Then they split us up again

    And gave us gifts to ease the painSent us off to foster homes

    As we grewup we felt alone

    Cause we were acting white

    Yet feeling black

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    Took The Children Away

    One sweet day all the children came backThe children come backThe children come backBack where their hearts grow strongBack where they all belongThe children came backSaid the children come backThe children come backBack where theyunderstandBack to their mother's landThe children come back

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    Took The Children Away

    Back to their mother

    Back to their father

    Back to their sister

    Back to their brotherBack to their people

    Back to their land

    All the children come back

    The children come back

    The children come backYes I came back.

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    JailbreakYothuYindi

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    Jailbreak

    There was a friend of mine on murderThe judge's gavel fellJury found him guiltyGave him sixteen years in hell!

    He said "I ain't spending my life here,I ain't living alone,

    Ain't breaking no rocks on the chain gang,I'm breakin' out, headin' home.

    Im gonna make a jailbreakAnd I'm lookin' towards the sky!I'm gonna make a jailbreakOh, how I wish that I could fly!

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    Jailbreak

    All in the name of lib-er-ty

    All in the name of lib-er-ty

    Got to be free!

    Jailbreak, ..let me out of here!

    Jailbreak, ..yeah

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    Jailbreak

    He said he'd seen his lady being fooled withBy another manShe was down and he was upHe had a gun in his hand

    Bullets started flying everywhereAnd people started to scream!Big man lying on the groundWith a hole in his bodyWhere his life had beenBut it was -

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    Jailbreak

    All in the name of lib-er-ty!All in the name of lib-er-ty!To set me free!

    Jailbreak, had more than I can take!JailbreakI got to break out of here

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    Jailbreak

    Heartbeats they were racin

    Freedom he was chasin

    Spirits dying

    No use trying

    But he made it out

    With a sheet around his neck!

    Jailbreak jailbreak. Jailbreak jailbreak