art, Forgotten Australians, music

Will Carroll’s song

by Will Carroll (guest author) on 21 December, 2009

Will Carroll is a folk singer–song writer from Texas who wrote and recorded the following song, ‘Magpies’, to honour Forgotten Australians.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3q7EmI8V1E0&w=893&h=502]

Lyrics for ‘Magpies’

Out of sight out of mind,
forget about them, we don’t want you here…
We are one… but we are many…
and from all the states in Oz we come…
I am, I am. You are the magpies that fly above it all…
Fly to show us all you fly on, you fly on…

Bad motivation to solve the situation,
it was manipulation to hide you away…
To send you down under to save us the shame,
of our failures, just shift the blame.
I am, I am. You are the magpies that fly above it all…
Fly to show us all you fly on, you fly on…

And now to say you’re sorry, only says you waited too long,
hoping no one would remember.
But from all the states in Oz we come,
we share a dream, and sing with one voice…
I am, I am. You are the magpies that fly above it all…
Fly to show us all you fly on,you fly on…
Fly to show us all you fly on, you fly on…
Fly to show us all you fly on, you fly on…

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