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This was an impassioned political manifesto masquerading as a sing-a-long pop song. Or was it the other way around? Anyway, it appears to have had the desired effect and single handedly brought about regime change in Australia - despite almost universal indifference to its existence... stranger things happen!

ILoveVariousJoe - Vocals, Guitars, Plunky keyboards
ILoveVariousPeter - Harmonies
ILove VariousJeremy - Bass, Mandolin, Harmonies
ILoveVariousRingo - Drums
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Lyrics

Honest John, as if somebody dropped a bomb on you
From now on, there wouldn't be a lot you couldn't do
I lost my faith, I was ashamed, I was an alien


Business man, shallow waters over shaky ground
Propaganda - are we all collaborating now?
I lost my way, I'm on a boat down to Australia

Where they're ok, a little slow
Drive on the righteous side of the road
Down on the sand, I'm on the 'way back when'
Australia


Crooked plans, oh lest we forget our history
Shook our hands and showed us only work can set us free
Pack up my faith, lost on the way, it's a dangerous time in a wonderful place
I'm on that boat; I'm on that road outback Australia

Where they're ok, a little slow
Dangerous ride on an outback road
Time, welcome, change, my island home
It's a dangerous time to be righteous alone
But I miss my tan, I'm on the 'way back when'
Australia
Honest John

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Comments: 8
Fans: 6
Plays: 37
Downloads: 100
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Apr 24, 2008 - 05:56:42 AM
Last Updated: Apr 24, 2008 - 07:31:55 PM Last Played: May 27, 2019 - 11:57:28 AM
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Feter said 4106 days ago (April 24th, 2008)
Honest John
this is cool rockin soun d my frends ..tight
great singin with harmonies ..the guitar sound
and work so ancore the 60s ..man this is too much
the Hollies ..you Rock my friends ..what a song
thnx for sharin !!
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ILoveVariousArtists said 4105 days ago (April 24th, 2008)
Channeling the 60s?
I guess the world and especially Australia had got dragged back to the cold-war 50s so anything 60s was a step back to the future! Thanks Feter!
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jiguma said 4105 days ago (April 24th, 2008)
Nice one lads!
I hadn't really listened to the words before Joe - very much nail on the head material! I sure am glad you wrote this or we'd still have the far right regime in place ;)

The lead vox and harmonies are just right and everything sounds the way it should - nice bass Jed. Nice plunking Joe.

Cheers,
Neil
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ILoveVariousArtists said 4105 days ago (April 24th, 2008)
Thanks Neil
not so sure about the lead voc but i couldn't bring myself to sing it again now that he is gone ...sob.
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said 4105 days ago (April 25th, 2008)
Great!
This is very very nice song here sir. The quality sounds great and I'm really happy to hear a full band sound. Very great playing and recording. All did a great job. One of my favorites of yours here so far! Thanks for sharing... Wonderful!

Take Care
- Yeman A. Al-Rawi
lavalamp said 4105 days ago (April 25th, 2008)
I love music
and your's is. It does have a 60's feel "Eve of Destruction"-ish, who ever sang that. Or Springsteen.

I really enjoyed this a lot.

I'll have to give you some plugs, you'll deserve it.

LL
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dajama said 4104 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Nice one
I love the guitar - it has a great, ringing quality to it. Lyrics are great, and the singing is very good, I think. The production is also solid - good drum sound, too. Good job on the regime change, too! Nicely done. Peace.
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egobandit said 4072 days ago (May 27th, 2008)
Love it
The hand claps are classic great structure in this I say you take this to the top ten Enjoyed this one much thanks for sharing!
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