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Gunbarrel Highway

Midnight Oil 3:38
From the album Diesel And Dust

I'll give you something to write home about
And I'll take you somewhere, show you around
We burnt all the cars that laid down and died
We burnt all the trees to keep us alive
Sat 'round the fire, sang like a choir
With the ashes of a civilization in our eyes

I come alive, I read the signs on the Gunbarrel Higway
Far off a dull radio beats for the young uninvolved
The meaning's a football
A stick and a can and a Kakadu man
Will the speaker speak up or the talker talk down
The world is no oyster and here in this town
Shit falls like rain on a world that is brown

I come alive, I read the signs on the Gunbarrel Highway
I come alive, and the children will sing as the
satellite swings down that highway

Nothing could be longer than a corrugated road
No one ever follows where the road trains go
And nowhere in the country do the dust storms blow so hard
So hard

I come alive, I read the signs on the Gunbarrel Highway
I hear the sound, it's the wheels as they drive
And the cultures collide on that highway
ah, it's a hard day, the children will sing as the
Satellite swings down that highway

Oil Resources

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

Band Members

Jim Moginie
Jim Moginie - Alas Folkloric
Rob Hirst
Ghostwriters - Political Animal
Hirst and Greene
Angry Tradesmen
Peter Garrett
Bones Hillman
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