It was figured that the trajectory of these missiles would land them in desert areas known to be inhabited. Who would have thought an Aboriginal land rights song would travel that far? Midnight Oil frontman Peter Garrett spoke of the tune's enduring power. I have just listened to the song mentioned above and after a second and third listening I was actually able. The band is from Australia and the song is about the injustices done to the aborigines of Australia. It's incredible how much it still gets played around the place.
Archived from on 12 January 2016. In Australia, they have been exploited by the British for over 200b years and it has got to stop! Do you have spiritual want or abundance? The song is about ecology, and the damage humans are doing to their environment. Both metaphors illustrate intolerable rapid change. Hi Folks, This song is called by the Australian band. How do we sleep while our beds are burning. While the Pintupi represented the largest language group, conditions were so bad that 129 people one-sixth of the decendents died of treatable diseases such as hepatitis, meningitis, and encephalitis.
Archived from on 8 March 2008. If you destroy the environment you live in, you end up as the loser; if you burn the bed you're sleeping in, you definately end up the loser. I thought you might like it as well and could burn some phrases in your head by listening to it — over and over again. How can we when our is turning? A fact is a fact and fair is always must be a fair thing. How do we while our beds are burning? I agree that it is a hazy boundary in the case of your question although we do get requests that are clearly in the song lyric category. He is no longer with the band.
I also like the message behind this song, about giving native Australian lands back to the , who were among the very last people to come in from the desert. Dispossed by country the first Australians struggle with european lifestyle and values. Archived from on 4 October 2009. Archived from on 7 October 2012. Contributing photographer for Mr Speed. In the Midnight Oil song, it means something like, how can we ignore what is happening when it is destroying our homes and houses? Now there's a man who knows how to get what he wants! At the same time, if you're in bed, then you're asleep, and you are unaware of, or indifferent to, the pressing environmental issues that should be keeping you awake.
It is now a thriving little community with a population of about 400. He served two terms as president of the Australian Conservation Foundation. How do we sleep while our beds are burning? Midnight Oil performed this song at the close of the 2000 Sydney Olympic games to a world audience of billions of people, including Prime Minister John Howard. Out where the river broke The blood wood and the desert oak Holden wrecks and boiling diesels Steam 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? Their words force you to think about what is happening to Mother Earth and all of the people that inhabit her. But this forcible government relocation didn't just remove a people from their land; it also forceably removed thousands of Aboriginal children from their parents.
These children were dispersed into separate government and religious institutions and foster care. Sweets, you couldn't ignore me if you tried. How do we while our beds are burning?. Yuendumu is an Aboriginal settlement and thriving settlement in the Northern Territory. Can't we all just get along? This was a reference to the Prime Minister's refusal to apologize, on behalf of Australia, to the Aboriginal Australians for the way they have been treated over the last 200 years. Singers included , of the , from , of and. The time has come to say fair's fair To pay the rent now, to pay our share Four scare the cockatoos From Kintore, east to Yuendemu The Desert 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 to them, let's give it back How can we when our is turning? 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? 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? The Moral: the foolish were lazy — they made a good show of it and took their lamps, but they did not bring enough oil.
From Kintore East to Yuendemu. Even more specifically, the land area west of Lake MacDonald and Lake Mackay in the Gibson Desert. I have just listened to the song mentioned. Families were torn apart and the identity of a culture began to disappear into government supression. I have just listened to the song mentioned above and after a second and third listening I was actually able to understand much of it.
How can we dance when our earth is turning? This song was the released as the second from the album. Morris made a snide remark about Ferry's stylishly wrinkled suit, causing Meldrum to leap to the Roxy Music leader's defense. The Moral: in this parable the servant who buried his talent was described by Jesus as wicked and lazy. How do we sleep while our beds are burning. How can we sleep while the world is turning? These guys can really play. Here you go: Out where the river broke the bloodwood and the desert oak.