From the recording History's Pages

Lyrics

Parks are all closed, locked up in chains.
No children’s laughter, a strange silence reigns.
No school bells ringing, footsteps in the halls.
No choirs singing, no chasing balls.

Politicians are acting quite civil these days.
Not kissing babies or stomping on graves
Australia sails on, tacking into the wind
Not sure what tomorrow will bring.

And from history’s pages, our former stages.
Battled through hard times before.
They suffered losses, implanted crosses
Then dragged themselves off the floor.
So the young and the free, all gird by the sea.
Inspired by what came before.
Can look at the sky, with big open eyes.
Knowing that we can be more.
For people who care, there’s a future to share.
Advance Australia Where?

In 1918, the ANZACS sailed home
Too tired for glory, too many alone
Having faced war, then facing disease
A terror before that we’d never seen

Oh yes it’s true, we’ve been here before
And our countries spirit was built through it all
Carried the wounded to safer high ground
Walked through the storm, and we’ve found

And from history’s pages, our former stages
Battled through hard times before
They suffered losses, implanted crosses
Then dragged themselves off the floor
So the young and the free, all gird by the sea
Inspired by what came before
Can look at the sky, with big open eyes
Knowing that we can be more
For people who care, there’s a future to share
Advance Australia Where?

I’ll waltz my Matilda or head to Bow River.
Or get lost at Circular Quay.
As this sunburnt country, arises from something.
That I never dreamed I would see.


And will you hold me tonight, as the easterly blows
Stars come alive and the southern cross glows.
And dreamtime is calling us back to a place
Where we knew our souls were free.

Seagulls are skimming low over waves
Rain is now falling on dry dusty plains
With people still wiping smoke from their eyes
Nature is cleaning up big open skies

So turn off the darkness, turn off the pain
After the drought, there’ll always be rain
Another day comes with the new rising sun
And we run towards what we can become

So the young and the free, all gird by the sea
Inspired by what came before
Can look at the sky, with big open eyes
Knowing that we can be more
For people who care, there’s a future to share
Advance Australia Where?

Na na na na na na (Advance Aust where)