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  1. Songlines

From the album West Eleventh Street

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Lyrics

Songlines by Sonya Heller
Verse 1A
Down in Australia there once was a Bushwalker
Wailbiri county and north to the spring
Deep in the labyrinth, tunnels of hyacinth
Pathways to innocence
covered with stone
Verse 1B
They were the dreammakers
they were the cave painters
they were the tellers of lizard and toad
leaving their children the truth of the ancestors
spirits keep callin but no one can go
Chorus
And they live their lives
far from the places of Grandfathers song
and they live their lives
far from creation and lost in the
Verse 2A
Songlines they sang from the sea to the mountaintops
singing the land and the people alive
long as you sang you would never go hungry,
long as you sang you would surely survive
Verse 2B
Missions they came from a place
far away from here
into the rocks would their laws be inscribed
saying their god was the best way for everyone
carving away thru the vanishing tribes
Chorus
and they live their lives
far from the places of Grandfathers song
and they live their lives
far from creation and lost in the
Bridge
Songlines
strong and proud
these are the tails that we
told out loud
now voices are silenced and buried
in shrouds while the land dies
Time, time look what we've done
killing the home of the native Son
selling his parcels one by one
for the last time

Music and vocals vamp till end …