Originally on the Correct Weight album, now on the double CD Correct Planet (it includes all tracks on Correct Weight and This Is My Planet plus bonus tracks) available from my website. This song is about Australians giving people a fair go – especially those who aspire to be Australians.
How’d you like to be on a boat
In the South China Sea with no hope?
Stripped of all identity
You are just a refugee
And your please can’t squeeze
Into conversations by the fire
Of the young trendy lefties
Who debate the changing women’s
Role in society
How would you explain to your kiddies
As they cried with fear
That the other countries really care
It is just that jobs are hard to get this year
Can I get your attention
I’d like to remind you of a few concerts back
Remember the time you danced to Bob Marley
Jumped up and down in row E
And you were seen
Being so un-European
You even became a Buddhist over a hot dog
Renounced your parents religion
As something a pigeon
Can I get your support?
Can I get you a prop?
Can you give us a thought for the people
On S China Sea?
You see I think that their problem
Is not just dramatic enough
Three Mile Islands and melt downs
Are really Quinn Martin stuff
Seal cubs are cute
And whalers are dumb ugly brutes.