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The Herd - 77% lyrics

77% of Australians, um, agree with John Howard's actions on the Tampa
What happened to the others?
The thing is, to use military force against refugees, isn't that a little overkill?
A spokesman for the line that owns the ship says that Australian SAS troops are in danger of breaking the laws of piracy.
Undoubtedly this is the most popular decision, as far as the Australian public are concerned the Government's made during it's reign
The captain, before entering Australian waters, he had sent out a distress signal
Clearly our solution was, um, well it wasn't only farcical it was, um, it was immoral
I wish that this problem were not ours

(Cheers) Well I'm left sitting here staring into a beer
shaking my head at the same old loathing and fear
Stranger in my own land, can't understand
How the very word Australian has just been damned
I fucking hate myself, take 'Aussie' from my name
Erase this endless shame, forever casting blame
If you don't act the same will I destroy you?
Everyone looks the same beaten, black and blue
So I've had enough of these red-neck pricks
When fact is the only real shit that sticks
Watch as I tear the very skin from my face
So no-one'll see my race, my deep disgrace
You're not even from here in the first place
And those that are you wanna further debase
Nup, no more, never again whether by fist or pen
I will defend, cos I'm at a loose end
The shattered remnants of Aussie dignity
I'm a skip, whitey, round-eye surprise me
By using your shrivelled brain to please explain
How the clever country just went down the drain
We rode the sheep's back now the sheep ride you
If this is how its gonna be don't call me 'true blue'
I denounce my ancestors, wounds still fester
If you say 'it aint so' I suggest ya' wake up

Wake up - this country needs a fucking shake up
Wake up - these cunts need a shake up
Wake up - this country needs a fucking shake up
Wake up - these cunts need a shake up
Wake up - this country needs a fucking shake up
Wake up - these cunts need a shake up
Wake up - this country needs a fucking shake up
Wake up - these cunts need a shake up

Talk-back squawking hacks won't relax
Until Jonesy, Zemanek and Laws are all axed
77 percent of Aussies are racist
And if you're here, I'll say it your faces
Rich red-neck pricks still hold all the aces
So I'll buy ya a beer, with an arsenic chaser
Better off dead? Is that what I've said?
Tempting to take for all the blood you've shed
No doubt you're as bad as your dads and ya mums
Mainstream media making me so fucking glum
Anglo reality, intellectual cavities
Channel 9 fostering prejudiced mentalities
I won't be a casualty, just mention casually
That I can't stand for you shit-eating bullies
Preying on peeps without a mainstream voice
Most of you stay silent but I've got no choice

Wake up - this country needs a fucking shake up
Wake up - these cunts need a shake up
Wake up - this country needs a fucking shake up
Wake up - these cunts need a shake up
Wake up - this country needs a fucking shake up
Wake up - these cunts need a shake up
Wake up - this country needs a fucking shake up
Wake up - these cunts need a shake up

Well I've yelled my lungs out but to no avail
Well I've yelled my lungs out but to no avail
Well I've yelled my lungs out but to no fuckin' avail
But you're a stranger yourself now that's the sting in the tail
Captain Cook was the very first queue jumper
It was immigrant labour that made Australia plumper
Enough is enough, whiteys go pack your stuff
Don't wanna live in England? That's fucking tough
I'm sick and tired of this red-neck wonderland
Most've you stay silent and I can't understand
I just can't understand (understand)

It's time for you to wake up - this country needs a fucking shake up
Wake up - these cunts need a shake up
Wake up - this country needs a fucking shake up
Wake up - these cunts need a shake up
Wake up - this country needs a fucking shake up
Wake up - these cunts need a shake up
Wake up - this country needs a fucking shake up
Wake up - these cunts need a shake up