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[1985]
EP "Species Deceases"

"Basically about the fear of the consequences of The Cold War and the nuclear testing in the South Pacific. The Hercules is a transport plane commonly used by the USAF and the RAAF."

"This song actually refers to the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior outside of Aukland harbour by french secret service/submarine (depends who you listen to). The rainbow warrior was protesting nuclear testing in french polynesia and a hercules was a RAAF plane sent to look for survivors but warned of by the french navy."

Commenti da Songmeanings
My life is a valuable thing
I wan't to keep it that way, I won't cry
My life's such a valuable thing
Some things don't fade away, I don't mind
We give the best we can give
We won't forget, we can't forgive
Keep us radioactive free
Strike a bell in Hiroshima park
You know that we can't see in the dark
We try and we try and we try...

Who waits for the planes to come
When everybody's got you on the run
South Pacific carry on

It seems to me that what we're saying
Nobody really wants to talk about it
This is no time to be wondering why
I do the best I can do
The human jungle and the global zoo
I'll find my way it's a very special way

Why wait for the planes to come
When everybody's got us on the run
South Pacific carry on
Here come the hercules
Here come the submarines
Sinking south pacific dreams

inviata da Alessandro - 22/10/2008 - 09:50



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