Second Coalition Budget Blues

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This is a pisstake on how similar the political parties are (except for the Greens so far) and we'd be better off becoming locally self sufficient


The Second Coalition Budget Blues

Times are hard, they’re rough Some people are getting too much
I’m not getting enough
I’ve got the no cash no stash hard up Second Coalition Budget blues.

There’s a wolf at my door I keep on feeding the beast It keeps on wanting more
I’ve the canine, sit down, roll over Second Coalition Budget blues.

I’ve got the budget balancing blues I’m cutting back to basics: cigarettes and booze
I’ve got the hung over, draw back, spun out Second Coalition Budget blues.

Now if you and I were born in Dubai we might get a big fat oil royalty
Cos over there the queen and king would do the right thing
They’d share it all with you and me
But here in the land of milk and honey we’re so uptight about money
The government and the companies steal
Steal from the blacks steal from the whites
Steal from every blinky blanky colour they see
So dig me a hole in the sand
Where I can put my head so I don’t hafta understand
About the corporate protestant psychopathic Second Coalition Budget

In the morning when I hand in my form the man And he stamps it with a big fat grin
He knows that I’ve spent it before I even get it
He sez “I don’t why ya even bother handing it in”

When you could laze on sunny days On a QLD beach, with a mango in reach
With the slip on, slop on, slap on Second Coalition Budget blues.

Eating your lunch right off the trees Where ya don’t need a shirt
Not a chance that you’ll freeze In the skin tight, hot nights, alright,
Second Coalition Budget blues.

Yes you could dig a hole and put in a seed
And in time you could have everything that ya need
In the home grown, no dig, fresh picked Second Coalition Budget blues.

So get the the home made, fresh laid, unpaid
Second Coalition Budget blues.

copyright 2017 Roo Friend APRA


from Thinking Man's Blues, released May 7, 2017
Roo Friend baritone hybrid guitar vox
Jack Duvoisin sax
Jim Toomey drums
engineered and mixed by Arlo Buble
mastered by Don Grossinger New York


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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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