A Thousand People A Week

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I heard a news item saying that 1000 people were coming to Brisbane a WEEK! Too cold in Melbourne, not enough water in Adelaide, too expensive in Sydney...then I thought about all the Europeans who are being invaded by refugees...we were generous enough after WW2 to welcome them here. Hell we needed their skills and our culture is richer for it now. And how lucky we are in this big island country to be able to pull up stumps and hit the road in the Kingswood or the Winnebago. So I guess this song is about population pressure...hope you dig it!

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A Thousand People A Week

I saw it on the news heard it on the radio
So what are we gonna do and where are they all gonna go?
1000 people a week are comin’ to Brisbane, What’re we gonna do?

They gonna eat all our food drink all our Queensland booze
I say build a fence, no, better a wall from Rathdowney to Cavill Avenue Mall
1000 people a week are comin’ to Brisbane, What’re we gonna do?

They gonna drink all our water, there’s not enough for everyone
They gonna marry all our daughters even worse soak up all our Queensland sun
1000 people a week are comin’ to Brisbane, What’re we gonna do?

They come from strange places They got strange religions oh
Some even believe in God got a fish sticker on the Winnebago
1000 people a week are comin’ to Brisbane, What’re we gonna do?

People in cars People off planes People on the bus People on the train
People on foot and in boats and canoes
People on every kinda transport they choose
1000 people a week are comin’ to Brisbane, What’re we gonna do?
1000 people a week are comin’ to Brisbane, What’re we gonna do?

It used to be a big country town
Now it’s getting bigger and how
140 people a day
is 6 people every hour
1000 people a week are comin’ to Brisbane, What’re we gonna do?

I love this city
I love this city
It’s relaxed and pretty
Not dirty and gritty
1000 people a week are comin’ to Brisbane, What’re we gonna do?
1000 people a week are comin’ to Brisbane, What’re we gonna do?

It’s gonna be like California
California in the 30’s
Don’t tell me I didn’t warn you
It’s gonna get down and dirty
1000 people a week are comin’ to Brisbane, What’re we gonna do?

1000 people a week,1000 people a week, 1000 people a week,1000 people a week
1000 people a week are comin’ to Brisbane, What’re we gonna do?

copyright Roo Friend APRA 2017

credits

from Thinking Man's Blues, released May 7, 2017
Roo Friend baritone hybrid guitar
Jim Toomey drums
Dillion James organ
Arlo Buble percussion
mixed by Arlo Buble
mastered by Don Grossinger New York
produced by Roo Friend

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Stomperoo Brisbane, Australia

Stomperoo, sideman to the famous, playing guitar music crossing over on blues, jazz, folk and funk, re-defining and de- constructing everything from divorce, property settlement, gardening and crop rotation to junk food, obesity, infants, terrorism, sex and traffic, in the style of Mose Allison, Georgie Fame, Tom Waits, and Arlo Guthrie. ... more

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