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When The Generals Talk

Hirst/Moginie/Garrett 3:31
From the album Red Sails In The Sunset

Up there on the platform
He is speaking to the people
The people are responding
With clapping and a cheering
But the meaning of the message
Not revealed to those assembled
They're taken for a ride
Taken in his stride

When the generals talk
You better listen to him
When the generals talk
You better do what he say

There's a rumour in the ranking
Someone talking insurrection
So the general has a purge
'Cos he wants to win elections
With the certain satisfaction
That the people are appeased
Long live the revolution
The general's very pleased

Sitting on the fence both ears to the ground
The fat cat's still push the thin cats around

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Midnight Oil
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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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