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Lost at Sea

Written by Rob Hirst & Jim Moginie

Duration 4:45

From the album Resist

In the age when the loudest voices win, words are now worth less than silence
In these days of so much suffering it's the punch you don't see coming starts the violence
We could hear the shoreline pounding in the distance, for a moment we were free
Then the sons of White Australia came with guns, and pushed us back to sea

We were lost at sea
We were lost at sea, wond'rin' wh?re the world could be

W?ll the power of the sea can move your soul, eventually it takes control
We were in the ocean drifting, started listing, then the boat began to roll
And the coastline rose in front of us, each one of us was moved to pray or yell
Then the sons of White Australia came with guns, and took us to an island hell

Lost at sea
Lost at sea
We were lost at sea (lost at sea)
We were lost at sea (lost at sea)
We were lost at sea (lost at sea)
Wond'rin' where the world could be (world could be)
Wond'rin' where the world could be (world could be)
We were lost at sea

Are the ghosts of White Australia still among us?
Are the ghosts of White Australia still around us?
Are the ghosts of White Australia in our boardrooms
In our bedrooms, in our chambers and our churches, in the cities and the deserts that surround us?

We could breathe out there
In the wild salt air
And the storms rose high
And it raged all night

Lost at sea
Lost at sea
We were lost at sea (Lost at sea)
We were lost at sea (Lost at sea)
We were lost at sea (Lost at sea)
Wond'rin' where the world could be (World could be)
Wond'rin' where the world could be (World could be)
I wonder where the world could be? (World could be)
Where that world could be
When you're lost when you're lost when you're lost when you're lost