Island Of Lies

by The Heather Mile

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Sorry to say
That the country we knew is a new shade of Blue
Surrounded by walls
That let hatespeakers in but deny kith and kin.
Mothers and children apart:
Tell me this sticks in your heart.
You know this is wrong.

Whose cause does it serve
To spend billions offshore, say we can’t take no more?
In a Paradise thieved
They’re donating the boats to drag them back to hell.
With silence, denial and spin
They demonise, divide and win:
You know that it’s wrong.

We’ve become rich in our wallets, but then stone broke in our hearts,
Making villains of the needy, both at home and in foreign parts.
Using panic propaganda against a sinking fishing boat?
People are not three-word slogans…and neither is my vote.

What can I say?
See, I love you, I love you, but what will you do?
Stand up and sing?
Or still do nothing, ’cause it’s easier for you?
Get out into the street
Talk to the people you meet:
You know this is wrong.

I know how you feel:
Feeling helpless as one, wonder what can be done.
But look at us now:
Hundred thousand and more as we knock on their door,
Demanding that Love take a stand:
Legal refuge in our land!
You know we’ve been wrong.

Words and Music by Andrew Lambkin
© November 2013

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released June 18, 2014
Andrew Lambkin: voice, bass, percussion and drums
Llew Kiek: guitar and hammond organ

Recorded by Andy Busuttil at Blue Mountain Sound, March 2014.

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The Heather Mile NSW, Australia

The Heather Mile is a folk-pop thing made of Andrew Lambkin and diverse friends. We drift between the Southern Highlands, Sydney and the Blue Mountains, in search of more time. Welcome.

Ghouls, cruels, haters and hypocrites, move along: nothing to see here. Your time has passed.
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