Beds are burning, Midnight Oil (1987)

Out where the river broke
The bloodwood and the desert oak
Holden wrecks and boiling diesels
Steam in 45 degrees

The time has come
To say fair’s fair
To pay the rent
To pay our share

The time has come
A fact’s a fact
It belongs to them
Let’s give it back

How can we dance
When our earth is turning?
How do we sleep
While our beds are burning?

How can we dance
When our earth is turning?
How do we sleep
While our beds are burning?

The time has come
To say fair’s fair
To pay the rent
Now to pay our share

Four wheels scare the cockatoos
From Kintore East to Yuendemu
The western desert lives and breathes
In 45 degrees

The time has come
To say fair’s fair
To pay the rent
To pay our share

The time has come
A fact’s a fact
It belongs to them
Let’s give it back

How can we dance
When our earth is turning?
How do we sleep
While our beds are burning?

How can we dance
When our earth is turning?
How do we sleep
While our beds are burning?

The time has come
To say fair’s fair
To pay the rent now
To pay our share

The time has come
A fact’s a fact
It belongs to them
We’re gonna give it back

How can we dance
When our earth is turning?
How do we sleep
While our beds are burning?

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