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Poets And Slaves

Moginie 5:59
From the album Capricornia

here comes the mechanical sun
working on the bones in the dry old creek bed
mist on the old river bend yellow box hangs like it¹s dead
the emerald silo is rusting from the inside

you want to run like the wind you'll never come here again
you want a world you can save so c'mon you poets and slaves

circus olympia pulls into town
the dwarf and the fat man head out for beer
there is no lion that roars to one can stand on the horse
tomorrow is a no show  the fortune teller cries

you want to go down in flames  you're gonna crash like the waves
you can't remember your name  so come on you poets and slaves

we got everything we need sugar and beef
we got some good ideas
we got the steering wheels and rolling stock too
clouds came down low on the corn
meat ants are gathering like storms
somewhere in the quiet wild darkness  a crocodile cries

you gotta you gotta you gotta
c'mon you poets and slaves

you got to arrest the decay  you're sinking down in the bay
you can't remember your name  c'mon you poets and slaves

you've got to count what you¹ve made
you're gonna pass like the days
stop time and head for the stage

and c'mon you poets and slaves
c'mon you poets and slaves

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
Ghostwriters - Political Animal
Hirst and Greene
Ghostwriters
Angry Tradesmen
Backsliders
Peter Garrett
www.petergarrett.com.au
Bones Hillman
www.boneshillman.com
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