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The Movies and Us

back to the thrill
in the movies
we are caught in
the web of its
transparent truths
we stop for a while
like posts
when electric lights
begin to
blink, when we
finally see ourselves
in the characters
when we wake up
and find that we too
fall short
of the measure
for goodness

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To Be Amused

You ask me to be gay and glad
While lurid clouds of danger loom,
And vain and bad and gambling mad,
Australia races to her doom.
You bid me sing the light and fair,
The dance, the glance on pleasure's wings –
While you have wives who will not bear,
And beer to drown the fear of things.

A war with reason you would wage
To be amused for your short span,
Until your children's heritage
Is claimed for China by Japan.
The football match, the cricket score,
The "scraps", the tote, the mad'ning Cup –
You drunken fools that evermore
"To-morrow morning" sober up!

I see again with haggard eyes,
The thirsty land, the wasted flood;
Unpeopled plains beyond the skies,
And precious streams that run to mud;
The ruined health, the wasted wealth,
In our mad cities by the seas,
The black race suicide by stealth,
The starved and murdered industries!

You bid me make a farce of day,
And make a mockery of death;
While not five thousand miles away
The yellow millions pant for breath!
But heed me now, nor ask me this –
Lest you too late should wake to find
That hopeless patriotism is
The strongest passion in mankind!

You'd think the seer sees, perhaps,
While staring on from days like these,
Politeness in the conquering Japs,
Or mercy in the banned Chinese!
I mind the days when parents stood,
And spake no word, while children ran
From Christian lanes and deemed it good
To stone a helpless Chinaman.

I see the stricken city fall,
The fathers murdered at their doors,
The sack, the massacre of all
Save healthy slaves and paramours –
The wounded hero at the stake,
The pure girl to the leper's kiss –
God, give us faith, for Christ's own sake
To kill our womankind ere this.

I see the Bushman from Out Back,
From mountain range and rolling downs,
And carts race on each rough bush track
With food and rifles from the towns;
I see my Bushmen fight and die
Amongst the torn blood-spattered trees,
And hear all night the wounded cry
For men! More men and batteries!

I see the brown and yellow rule
The southern lands and southern waves,
White children in the heathen school,
And black and white together slaves;
I see the colour-line so drawn
(I see it plain and speak I must),
That our brown masters of the dawn
Might, aye, have fair girls for their lusts!

With land and life and race at stake –
No matter which race wronged, or how –
Let all and one Australia make
A superhuman effort now.
Clear out the blasting parasites,
The paid-for-one-thing manifold,
And curb the goggled "social-lights"
That "scorch" to nowhere with our gold.

Store guns and ammunition first,
Build forts and warlike factories,
Sink bores and tanks where drought is worst,
Give over time to industries.
The outpost of the white man's race,
Where next his flag shall be unfurled,
Make clean the place! Make strong the place!
Call white men in from all the world!

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Back To The Cameras

Think of my four years in prison,
Then i will tell you more about life;
Think of my problems around you,
Then i will tell you more about life;
For we are all in chains in this world!
But the wind blows to where it will.
I am now back to the cameras and,
You can still hear the noise of the wind! !
Yet still, no one knows where this wind comes from.

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Back In The Saddle

I'm back
I'm back in the saddle again
I'm back
I'm back in the saddle again

Ridin' into town alone by the light of the moon
I'm lookin' for old Sukie Jones she crazy horse saloon
Barkeep gimme a drink that's when she caught my eye
She turned to give me a wink that make a grown man cry

I'm back in the saddle again
I'm back
I'm back in the saddle again
I'm back

Come easy

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At The Back Of The Brain.

At the back of the brain a picture lies
Of all we have been and done,
And ever and then a color flames
In the shadow of thought's sun.
At the back of the brain our life-tale's writ
In wondrous words and fine,
And poet and painter but mimic it,
Your life, my friend, and mine.
They are God's spies it may be, yet
They lack the art to limn
The back of the brain of a man that moves
And makes a dream of him.

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Bring Me Back First The Season To Write On Sand

These beautiful bracelets of Motia,
This Kagal, this henna,
Glassy bangles and a tray of red-roses,
Beautiful are the green Anchal and scarlet suit,
The same is sound of the mill,
The same is the crowed on the well
Village is the same, same are the rites,
Same are the old faces but bear new looks,
The same tale, the same promises,
The same fraudulent are the oaths,
O! My old well-wisher, it is all right,
But bring me back first the season to write on sand.

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Back To The Old House

I would rather not go
Back to the old house
I would rather not go
Back to the old house
There's too many
Bad memories
Too many memories
There ...
There ...
There ...
When you cycled by
Here began all my dreams
The saddest thing i've ever seen
And you never knew
How much i really liked you
Because i never even told you
Oh, and i meant to
Are you still there ?
Or ... have you moved away ?
Or have you moved away ?
Oh ...
I would love to go
Back to the old house
But i never will
I never will ...
I never will ...
I never will ...

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Back On The Road Again

As we walk life’s journey
that is not without its tears,
sometimes we find a small pocket
of happiness that carries us through
until the next one comes along.
Sometimes we find turmoil
of which there is little escape from.
Our direction gets mixed signals there.
The next day
we are back on the road again.
The one leading us
to our final destination
in the future somewhere.
We all need sadness
to show us how good
happiness can really be.
We all need heartaches in love
so we can recognise
the real thing called love
when it comes along.

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You are caught in moments

You are caught in moments
in passion like a kite pulling,
where you hang in wild winds

in a frolicking flight and still you are scared,
every moment is emphasized.
You are caught in moments

at your own insistence
want to pull me down in yearning
where you hang in wild winds

but sometimes it’s as if you are longing,
want to shelter against me,
you are caught in moments

want to break away in the song of the wind,
still you leave an impression
where you hang in wild winds,

you are searching in impulse and desire
with nails that you put into my back,
you are caught in moments
where you hang in wild winds.

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Back On The Streets

Ive been told in the name of something
Ive got to know what it means to play the game
Too many faces around theyre talking
They play their parts oh, so well but whos to blame
Back on the streets, thats where we are
Building a fortress of power, yeah! were coming
You know better than me the rules are:
Getting better or fat in the mania
Its good to know who is who in our game
The speed is faster, its harder to see where we are
Back on the streets. . .
Please mister know-how just bring me the news
Im waiting so long for you telling me all you can tell
Theres one thing about you, youre dying to prove
The master plan is yours and living with knowledge is hell
Back on the streets. . .

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Back On The Road Again

Please dont hate me mama for what Im about to do
But the good times weve had together are just about now through
Please dont misunderstand me, I hate to see you cry
But I think that it might look better if I told you now goodbye
Im back on the road again, its time I leave you now
And maybe Ill see you next time, that Im around
Until then I hope your happy baby and good times come your way
Im back on the road again, Im on my way
Well Ive loved you since the day I met you and Ill love you till the day I die
But we both know the life Im livin and we both know the reason why
That Ive got to leave ya mama and Ive got to leave today
But you know that Ill see you next time that I come through your town to play
(chorus) ooh, bye-bye baby
(solo)
(chorus)

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I turned my back on the world.

When your new day starts without me.
Let your eyes no tears to fall.
It's the choosen way that is all.

The angel came to get me.
And took her hand to leave this world.
As I turned to walk away a tear left my eye.
When I knew my loved ones would stay behind.
It was then that I realised they'd come with me in my heart.
Just as I would stay with them in theirs.

All my life I had pain.
In my eyes it was forever stained.
So I choose to turn my back on the world.
And leave with the angel sent for me.

If there was another way for me to stay,
Belive me I would have stayed.
And my life would not have faded away.

Dont worry about me now,
Dont you cry no tears.
I'm in heaven above.
And we are not far apart.
I'll allways be in your heart.

I had to go when I heard god call.
It was my time to go.

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Back In The Village

Turn the spotlights on the people,
Switch the dial and eat the worm.
Take your chances, kill the engine,
Drop your bombs and let it burn.
White flags shot to ribbons,
The truce is black and burned,
Shellshock in the kitchen,
Tables overturned.
Chorus
Back in the village again,
In the village.
Im back in the village again.
Throwing dice now, rolling loaded,
I see sixes all the way.
In a black hole, and Im spinning
As my wings get shot away.
No breaks on the inside,
Paper cats and burning barns,
Theres a fox among the chickens,
And a killer in the hounds.
Questions are a burden
And answers are a prison for oneself
Shellshock in the kitchen
Tables start to burn.
Chorus
But still we walk into the valley
And others try to kill the inner flame
Were burning brighter than before
I dont have a number, Im a name!
Chorus

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Go Back to the Place You Belong

Tired of problems in life
He decided to move out of
Everybody’s sight
Left his home
For an unknown place
Free of all the troubles
He walked from morning to dusk
Then he saw bright lights
Reaching nearer
He saw fire blazing
Everybody Trying
To save their lives
He ran from there
Spent the night in the forest
In the morning
Saw a village nearby
Reaching there
Didn’t see any sign of life
Dead people all around
Disease and hunger
Had taken their toll
He ran from there
To find a better place
On his journey he met a saint
He asked him to suggest a place
Where he could find
Peace and solace
The saint smiled and said to him
Peace and turmoil are side by side
It’s your attitude
That gives you peace and anger
Go back to the place you belong
Positive attitude
Shall make all the difference
You shall become a happy man

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Back On The Street Again

I was so lonely until I met you
Told myself Id get by without love
Drowning my sorrows
Avoiding tomorrows
And I felt like I just had enough
You light up my face
Youre jokes and youre smiles
And the way that you came every night
I dont know whatcha got
But I sure glad I found you
Dont get me wrong it sure feels right
Chorus:
Here I am, Im back on the street again
Here I am, Im back on my feet again
Surprise at myself for the way that I feel
So happy that youre here with me
Some men that Ive known
Have left me with nothing
But I guess that was just meant to be
Chorus
I went down for the count
I was down, I was beat and I was crying
I was caught up in hate
Hiding my face and not trying
I was so lonely until I met you
Told myself Id get by without love
Drowning my sorrows
Avoiding tomorrows
And I felt like I just had enough
Chorus x 4 (fade)

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Don't bring me back to the orphanage

The bell has rang
Faces of cheers mirrored across the classrooms
Packing their beg eagerly
Running to the compound
Awaiting parents waiting anxiously
Their loved ones are their reason
To live and let live
For me, life is a torment
Innocent face full of grief

Colors of love
Painted with affection
Brushed with kisses
Warmed with hugs
I watched them from the waiting bench
The children are singing with joy
Chorused by lovely caretakers
And the four wheels
Unhesitant fetch them home
A home sweet home

This is the world, which I lived in
Too young to understand
What’s suffering means?
Agony and pain
Are my breakfast
Quenching my thirsts
But still hunger
The longing would be longer
Until You take me away to foster
A long lost link with them
Auntie Helen, please
Don’t bring me back to the orphanage
Should I resist
I’d be rage
Persist
And intense
Too young to understand

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Back In The Ussr

Flew in from Miami Beach BOAC
Didn't get to bed last night
On the way the paper bag was on my knee
Man I had a dreadful flight
I'm back in the U.S.S.R.
You don't know how lucky you are boy
Back in the U.S.S.R.

Been away so long I hardly knew the place
Gee it's good to be back home
Leave it till tomorrow to unpack my case
Honey disconnect the phone
I'm back in the U.S.S.R.
You don't know how lucky you are boy
Back in the U.S.S.R.

Well the Ukraine girls really knock me out
They leave the West behind
And Moscow girls make me sing and shout
That Georgia's always on my mind.

I'm back in the U.S.S.R.
You don't know how lucky you are boys
Back in the U.S.S.R.

Show me round your snow peaked mountains way down south
Take me to your daddy's farm
Let me hear your balalaika's ringing out
Come and keep your comrade warm.
I'm back in the U.S.S.R.
You don't know how lucky you are boys
Back in the U.S.S.R.

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Back To The Familiy

My telephone wakes me in the morning.
Have to get up to answer the call,
So I think I'll go back to the family
Where no one can ring me at all.
Living this life has its problems,
So I think that I'll give it a break.
Oh, I'm going back to the family
'Cause I've had about all I can take.
Master's in the counting house
Counting all his money.
Sister's sitting by the mirror
She thinks her hair looks funny.
And here am I thinking to myself,
Just a-wondering what are things to do.
I think I enjoyed all my problems
Where I did not get nothing for free.
Oh, I'm going back to the family.
Doing nothing is bothering me.
I'll get a train back to the city.
That soft life is getting me down.
There's more fun away from the family.
Get some action when I pull into the town.
Everything I do is wrong.
What the hell was I thinking?
Phone keeps ringing all day long.
I got no time for thinking.
And every day there's the same old way.
They're giving me too much to do

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Back In The Loop

Time has come to get the troops back together
No ones cruising for a bruising
Its a landslide, cant die
Time to get whats coming to me
Time to let things go
There is no way to stop the yellow danger
Time has come for you
Cause Im back....
Back! cause Im back.....back!
Im back......back! cause Im back......back!
Snap out of it now
Were back in the loop and its time to move on
Were aiming for all or nothing now
Were back in the loop and its time to go on
For us it is all or nothing now
Who are you? friend or foe?
Now leave your sorrows all behind
This aint enugh, hanging tough
Now you must make up your mind
We cant stay down, we have to leave
There is no place for us to hide, so this is it
Youve been warned now either join or step aside
Cause Im back
Back! cause Im back.....back!
Snap out of it now
Were back in the loop and its time to move on
Were aiming for all or nothing now
Were back in the loop and its time to go on
For us it is all or nothing now
Back with a vengeance

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Back In The Sunshine Again

Here we are
Back in the sunshine again
No more worries
And no more pain
Were leaving behind
All our troubles and strife
And thats the way its gonna be
For the rest of my life
Here we are, here we are
Back in the sunshine again
No more worries, no more worries
And no more pain, no more pain
Lifes too short, to spend it lonely
You only throw it away
Listen to your voice of reason, call it a day
Take a ride, take a ride
Out to the land of the free
Dont hurry take your time, take your time
Come and spend it with me
Back in the sunshine
Back in the sunshine
Here we are
Back in the sunshine again
No more worries, no more worries
And no more pain
Lifes too short, to spend it lonely
You only throw it away
Listen to your voice of reason, call it a day
Here we are
Back in the sunshine again
No more worries, no more worries
And no more pain
Here we are
Back in the sunshine again
No more worries or pain
And no more pain
Back in the sunshine again
No more worries
Back in the sunshine again

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Back On The Road

Maurice white & al mckay
Time to get back on the road
Gonna leave these troubles behind
Time to carry the load
What my life is a true design
You wont reach me by phone
Ill be moving round between the line
Time to get back on the road
Gonna mend this heart of mine
Dont you cry, when I say goodbye
Baby, baby, carry on
Dont you cry, when I say goodbye
Cause baby, youre not alone
The love that we shared was grand,
But not enough to keep me still
I hope someday you understand
Music gives my heart, a thrill
Dont you cry, when I say goodbye
Baby, baby, carry on
Dont you cry, when I say goodbye
Cause, baby, youre not alone
Since the day that my life began
A band has been my true life plan
Time to get back on the road
Feel the music, take the stand
You are my true love,
Still there will be no one, to take your place
This feeling, I cant erase.
Got to move and have my space
Dont you cry, when I say goodbye
Baby, baby, carry on
Dont you cry, when I say goodbye
Cause, baby, youre not alone

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