When the milk you buy is tainted by the smell of corporate greed
When the farmers want a payday but the boss says there’s no need
And the land that raised your children
Is attacked from underneath
That’s the day you know democracy is dead.
So don’t just stand their feeling down and shaking heads
When the gate you used to lock is not your own to stand behind
And the trees you love just got incinerated in the night
And the motorway is coming and your house is in the way
And the bastards, yes the bastards just won’t pay
Got arrested just for standing up today!
Airport EIS is riddled with mistakes, that’s by the way
Because the lobby group saw to it that there’s no bad news today
And the jobs for Western Sydney come with no sleep and no air
But that’s OK ‘cause you’re ‘out there’ and we’re not you
We won’t be shedding tears to blur our harbour view.
And in case you feel like dancing we’ll be having none of that
‘Cause the lock-out laws are made to keep Star City Growing fat
And live music is corrupting
‘Cause it’s art and art is dead
So you’d better all be getting home to bed.
Like the corporate suited plutocrats have said.
Well there has never been a more exciting time to stand as one
To cast off NIMBYISM tag lines and to march to that one drum
‘Cause at the heart of all that matters is the people that create
The city, district and the regions we want great
Deserving of an equal voice in this debate
Democracy is for the people and the people are not dumb
You can remove elected members but you can’t move everyone
And you won’t be able to hide behind consultants and some cash
When the sky and the economy both crash.
Because your lies will come and kick you in the ass!
So as there’s never been a more exciting time to stand as one
Let’s just get on up and do it
I’ll be there, just come along
You’re worth more than just a number in another rich mans game
And I know that you and I both feel the same
And together we can try to change the game.
We can change the game.