Lyrics submitted by themancky. Log in now to tell us what you think this song means. Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. Log in. Mixtapes Forums Lyrics Artists add Journals. Artists - M. Truganini is found on the album Earth and Sun and Moon. Midnight Oil — Truganini. Read More Edit Wiki. There's a road train going nowhere Roads are cut, lines are down We'll be staying at the Roma Bar Till that monsoon passes on The backbone of this country's broken The land is cracked and the land is sore Farmers are hanging on by their fingertips We cursed and stumbled across that shore I hear much support for the monarchy I hear the Union Jack's to remain I see Namatjira in custody I see Truganini's in Midnight Oil - Truganini And the world it won't stand still Blue collar work it don't get you nowhere You just go round and round in debt Somebody's got you on that treadmill, mate And I hope you're Midnight Oil - Truganini beaten yet I hear much support for the monarchy I see the Union Midnight Oil - Truganini in flames, let it burn I see Haykıracak Nefesim Kalmasa Bile (Mon Cceur Pour Te Garder) - Ferdi Özbeğen - Nerelerdeydiniz ? with dignity I see Truganini's in chains Edit Lyrics Edit Wiki Add Video.
Truganini song meanings. Add your thoughts 7 Comments. General Comment Sorry to disappoint, but this song is not about burning the Union Jack. Nor do I interpret these lyrics as exclusively advocating someone's rage that we aren't a republic yet.
This song is essentially a song about the need for change. The first para begins by explaining that there is currently a lack of vision within Australia, and that we are We Are The Dead - Artillery - Terror Squad going nowhere There was a great rush for land, for farming, for mining and such activities It seems as if we have left some people behind as Australia's directionless freight train ran forward I believe that the 'shore' refers to Gallipoli and the casualties Australia suffered for the sake of our British officers.
This is the clinching point: whether or not we are apathetic or see the potential for change He hasn't said to burn it, rather: to let it burn. According to this, the lyricist believes that the signs and symptoms for change are already there Because if we remain conservative and try to keep things as they were and are, then we are justifying the injustices in our nation's past: the extermination of the Indigenous people's of Tasmania represented by Truganinifailing to constitutionally recognise the Indigenous peoples as citizens of their own country until the 70's Midnight Oil - Truganini by Namatjira.
The individuals apathy or their conservatism is therefore merely justifying the injustices in our past. If we truly Hurts A Little (Dorchester Bounce-Hall Mix) - Armand Van Helden - Pirates Of The Caribbean Vol. II them as injustices, then we would let the symbol under which such injustices Jumpin Jack Flash - T.
Brothers - She Loves You carried out, the Union Jack, to continue burning and pass from our lands No Replies Log in to reply. There was an error. General Comment What kind of people are we?
Well I don't know about me but you sound pretty dam racist, Pauline. You make no sense. We have had nearly 0 military casualties on our soil, but they're not in short supply when we fight overseas. I assume you were at the race riots in Sydney? Those didn't turn out so well, Europeans have never Ive Had Enough Of That Girl - Billy Vera & Evie Sands - Queen Of Diamonds / Jack Of Hearts much luck taking on Middle Eastern men on beaches, "we cursed and stumbled across that shore, what for?
Also, we are hailed by the international community for our tolerance and multiculturalism, immigration not only started this country, it makes it what it is today.
Now, I'll leave you to go dress up in your robes and burn a cross or something General Comment "I see the Union Jack in flames, let it burn" A very risky and ambitious statement to make. Hope this doesn't come back to bite Peter Garret in the ass, now that he's embarked on a political career. Should be noted that I think it's a great lyric - and I'm glad someone was brave enough to say it. But I guess thats why Midnight Oil are so important. Midnight Oil - Truganini say what everyone else is thinking.
General Comment Truganini - the last Tasmanian aboriginal. General Comment Willia, if you knew what they did to Truganini and her people you'd want to burn it too. But look, I don't think they are actually advocating burning the Union Jack, as back in Britain it does mean a lot.
However, that's in Britain. They put it there for a symbolic meaning, to show their rage that a British Monarch is the Head of State of Australia. General Comment "I see the Union Jack in flames, let Midnight Oil - Truganini burn" I don't think this is a great lyric at all. There are better ways to get your point across then advocating burning a flag which means so much to millions of people. Can you imagine the outrage if someone sang about burning the aboriginal flag?
Strange to see a band that are usually so articulate and well-spoken to stoop to the levels of the rent-a-crowd, feral buffoons we see burning the flag every second week while protesting against something they know nothing about. And by the Midnight Oil - Truganinithis song was written by Rob Hirst, not Garrett. Rate These Lyrics. Log in now to add this track to your mixtape! We do not have any tags for Truganini lyrics. Why not add your own?
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