Standing at the limit of an endless ocean
stranded like a runaway, lost at sea
city on a rainy day down in the harbour
watching as the grey clouds shadow the bay
looking everywhere 'cause I had to find you
this is not the way that i remember it here
Anyone will tell you its a prisoner island, hidden in the summer for a million years,Great Southern Land, burned you black,so you look into the land and it will tell you a story,story 'bout a journey ended long ago ,if you listen to the motion of the wind in the mountains,maybe you can hear them talking like I do
". . they're gonna betray, they're gonna forget you, are you gonna let them take you over this way . ."Great Southern Land, Great Southern Land
you walk alone like a primitive man and they make it work with sticks and bones, see their hungry eyes, its a hungry home ,I hear the sound of the stranger's voices ,I see their hungry eyes, their hungry eyes
Great Southern Land, Great Southern Land ,they burned you black, black against the ground
Great Southern Land, in the sleeping sun ,you walk alone with the ghost of time ,they burned you black, black against the ground and they make it work with rocks and sand ,I hear the sound of the stranger's voices
I see their hungry eyes, their hungry eyes, Great Southern Land, Great Southern Land, you walk alone, like a primitive man you walk alone with the ghost of time and they burned you black yeah, they burned you black
Great Southern Land
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