Degenerational Report

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released June 24, 2015

This album was conceived, written and recorded on Noongar land

Recorded between March and June 2015

‘Our Future’ contains elements of ‘Our Future’ by Gina Rinehart

‘Int’l Investment’ contains elements of ‘The Day We Sold The Farm’ by Slim Dusty

Thanks to C. Pannell, S. Narnia, D. Crossley, C. Spencer, B. Griffin, C. Pagani, Sherwood and all friends and family

Cover photos courtesy L. Watts



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Track Name: Our Future
The globe is sadly groaning with debt, poverty and strife
And billions now are pleading to enjoy a better life
Their hope lies with resources buried deep within the earth
And the enterprise and capital which give each project worth
Is our future threatened with massive debts run up by political hacks
Who always dig themselves out by unleashing rampant tax
The end result is sending Australian jobs and growth offshore
This type of direction is harmful to our core
Some envious unthinking people have been conned
To think prosperity is created by waving a magic wand
Through such unfortunate ignorance, too much abuse is hurled
Against miners, workers and related industries who strive to build the world
Develop North Australia, welcome short term foreign workers to our shores
To benefit from the export of our minerals and ores
The world's poor need our resources, do not leave them to their fate
Our nation needs special economic zones and wiser government, before it is too late.
Track Name: Footy
Hey hey it’s Saturday
Kickin’ it ‘round the park
Straight through the big sticks
Slap him on the arse
As you kick/jump/run

Out on a Saturday night
With touches on your mind
This arvo you were kicking goals
Now you’re out to score behinds
As you run/jump/run

Every muscle was built for this (x4)

Everyone will be watching
When you don’t come up to the mark
Wishin' you were tall timber
But you’re aching just to shark
As you run/jump/run

As you go to take the grab
You get a don’t argue instead
Goin' out of bounds now
But not hearin’ the whistles in your head
As you jump/run/jump
Because,

Every muscle was built for this (x4)

You’ve got to run jump kick pass jump pump bump run jump kick pass jump run jump
You’ve got to run pass thrust jump hit punch kick jerk grab punch hit punch kick jump punch
You’ve got to run jump hit punch jump hit run punch kill fuck kill fuck punch jump run
You’ve got to run kill fuck jump run pump hump kill run jump kill fuck run kill fuck
(…)
Track Name: Budget Emergency
Smoking cigars on the balcony
Oh it’s a budget emergency
Were building a fence for the refugees
Oh it’s a budget emergency
There’s nothing but bush right so close the communities
Oh it’s a budget emergency
Now lifestyle choices come with a fee
‘Cause it’s a budget emergency
So tear down the camps and build a submarine
Oh it’s a budget emergency
You can’t buy a house or see a GP
Oh it’s a budget emergency
But Frances gets to study for free
‘Cause it’s a budget emergency
Just feed your kids on sugar and tea
‘Cause it’s a budget emergency

Now what you thought was yours
Is now gone
And who you thought you were
Never was

I’m a fixer roll up my sleeves
Cause it’s a budget emergency
We’ll turn the clock back to 2003
Oh it’s a budget emergency
There’s no room for those who are here to lean
Oh it’s a budget emergency
It’s a Whyalla wipeout can’t you see
Oh it’s a budget emergency
Yeah, coal’s still good for humanity
Cause it’s a budget emergency
We gotta build more roads and cut down trees
Cause it’s a budget emergency
So we can all live in houses in North Sydney
Cause it’s a budget emergency
But they’ve changed the locks you can’t use your key
It’s a budget emergency

Now what you thought was yours
Never was
And who you thought you were
Is now gone
Track Name: Int'l Investment
Oh when you're driving through the paddocks
In your Japanese car
And you’re wondering what’s at stake

Oh and you don’t wanna leave it
No you don’t wanna leave it
But you bastards are on the take

The bottom falls out
And the prices all gone
Running four years long
Think to yourself
You add it up

You add it all up (x3)

And the screws get tighter
And the rains don’t come
And the cattle rot where they stand
Had the same postbox for a hundred years
And it’s filling up with demands

And you’re driving the tractor over unmarked graves
And the petrol’s runnin’ low
And the crow flies away
You add it up

You add it all up (x3)

And the grass dries off
And the creeks run dry
And the subsidies are off too
And your neighbour's been workin' this land
Since your time began
But you don’t connect the two
The Mallees grows strong in an empty field
Where the seeds won’t yield
And the sheep all keel
You add it up

You add it all up (x3)

I never thought I’d be sold on market day
They threw away a lifetime with the cattle and the hay (x11)
Track Name: C.Y.
Watching the harbour meet the white and shining sea
Men dying at construction sites we’ll name after the queen

But I’m workin’ on it
If you can see what I see
I see a million ships roll in on a future breeze
While your eyes are on your pockets
I wanted more
I wanted more so desperately

Oh from the Arch I watch the tongues wag about me
I scan the maps and lay the pipes down in my dreams

But the way you talk about it
The way you talk about me
You only think about yourselves
As you slide into grief
Like the futures stuck between your teeth
But when it comes it will blow you like a breeze

Water’s flowing through the pipeline
As it laps, as it laps around my feet
I stare into the ocean
I turn my back now finally

But you don’t talk about it
Oh you’re building a quay
Oh you’re building a stadium
But when the future comes it will wash you out to sea sea sea