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Blue Sky Mine

Midnight Oil 4:18
From the album Blue Sky Mining and The Real Thing and 20 000 Watt RSL and The Real Thing

There'll be food on the table tonight
There'll be pay in your pocket tonight

My gut is wrenched out it is crunched up and broken
My life that is lived is no more than a token
Who'll strike the flint upon the stone and tell me why?

If I yell out at night there's a reply of blue silence
The screen is no comfort I can't speak my sentence
They blew the lights at heaven's gate and I don't know why

But if I work all day on the blue sky mine
(There'll be food on the table tonight)
Still I walk up and down on the blue sky mine
(There'll be pay in your pocket tonight)

The candy store paupers lie to the shareholders
They're crossing their fingers they pay the truth makers
The balance sheet is breaking up the sky

So I'm caught at the junction still waiting for medicine
The sweat of my brow keeps on feeding the engine
Hope the crumbs in my pocket can keep me for another night

And if you blue sky mining company won't come to my rescue
If the sugar refining company won't save me

Who's gonna save me?

But if I work all day on the blue sky mine
(There'll be food on the table tonight)
And if I walk up and down on the blue sky mine
(There'll be pay in your pocket tonight)
And some have sailed from a distant shore
And the company takes what the company wants
And nothing's as precious
As a hole in the ground

Who's gonna save me?
I pray that sense and reason brings us in
Who's gonna save me?
We've got nothing to fear

In the end the rain comes down
Washes clean the streets of a blue sky mine

Oil Resources

Midnight Oil
Official Midnight Oil website
Powderworks
Powderworks Group
Powderworks Archive
2001 - 2004

Band Members

Jim Moginie
Jim Moginie - Alas Folkloric
Reverbarama
Fuzzface
Rob Hirst
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Ghostwriters
Angry Tradesmen
Backsliders
Peter Garrett
www.petergarrett.com.au
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www.boneshillman.com
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