Saturday, October 08, 2011

Asylum Island


















Pacific Solution Revisited - Asylum Island
To the tune of the Irish rebel song,  “Join The British Army” (Trad. Arr – Barry McGloin)


AM
Well I was young and proud and free
G
They took my home and family
AM
And now you see a refugee
C G AM
Searching for asylum

Too ra loo ra loo ra loo
They’re looking for monkeys up in the zoo
Said one if I had a face like you
I’d stick you on an island

Australians all let us rejoice
We have a hope we have a choice
We have a vote we have a voice
Not searching for asylum

Too ra loo ra loo ra loo
It’s Sanctuary Point, not Woolloomooloo
They’re looking for monkeys up in the zoo
To stick upon an island

The privileged and the disposed
One is cursed and one is blessed
Which one are you, I bet you've guessed
Out upon the island

Too ra loo ra loo ra lee
I’ll process youse eventually
I’ll stamp your bum and test your pee
While checking on your history

Ah don’t complain this ain’t the Ritz
It’s Alcatraz not St Moritz
If you can swim out to the ships
The sharks can be relied on

Too ra loo ra loo ra lie
A pat on the back, a poke in the eye
They're looking for monkeys in disguise
Out upon the island

The privileged and the disposed
One is cursed and one is blessed
You have fuck all, well now it’s less
Out upon the island

Too ra loo ra loo ra lie
A pat on the back and a poke in the eye
I'll boot your balls if you don't comply
Out upon the island

Well I was young and proud and free
I loved my home and family
But now you see a refugee
Searching for asylum

Too ra loo ra loo ra loo
They’re looking for monkeys up in the zoo
Said one if I had a face like you
I’d stick you on an island


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