Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] BSM Quiz Answers (+ Oils lyrics)

Alister Thomas a_thomas@bigpond.net.au
Thu, 17 Apr 2003 17:40:21 +1000

At 11:46 PM 16/04/2003 -0400, Kate Parker Adams wrote:
>The town was Wittenoom

Whereabout's in Oz is this?? I've often wondered whether the lyrics in blue 
sky mining were based on a particular time/place in mining history of if it 
were a general cry of dissatisfaction...

And speaking of Oils lyrics I have, for years and years, had my own 
interpretation/s for a lot of them (usually the more obvious ones, such as 
'Beds are burning') - but there are plenty of others with lots of 
background to them that may not be readily apparent to the listener if they 
haven't done their homework ('Harrisburg' is a good one that comes to mind, 
particularly, I think, for younger members like myself (I'm 27)).

Given this, can anyone on the list recommend a good resource (or similar) 
on the web that covers interpretations/background of Oils lyrics (no 
particular era) - assuming such a resource even exists!

If so, that'd be great (or any other help) as I've often wanted to know 
more about so many of the songs, over the years...