Call Out To The Nation -- Ollie MC

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CALL OUT TO THE NATION

Ollie MC

Out in the desert
Deserted people eyes diverted
Look away from a world gone a bad way
The dreaming tells of a different fate
Than being surrounded by hate
White collar white man white lease papers and a white police van
Blind to contrition
Third world hidden politicians
With racist ambitions
From basic cards to prohibition

Stop the intervention

Rich from the land that they promised to protect
People got good reason to suspect
That the intervention is land grab assimilation
Macklin’s forcing little children into starvation
Canberra’s figures got no citation
We’re all watching country become plantation
And waste dumps for uranium
Stealing Muckaty station
The whole corrupt institution needs replacing

So this is a call out
To the nation
Do you want an island paradise or an abomination
It’s not what we think, it’s what we do
Look after country, from the Florentine to Kakadu

that’s the only way that this land can look after you
if you fall outside the guidelines
then next it could be you
forced underground from the life that you knew

no admissions just commissions and selectors
and bureaucrats thinkin they’re the moral protectors
but they’re the hate infectors
they play on the differences
they don’t say it but they’re no stranger to these instances
but they underestimate the power of persistence
get pushed over the edge man,
you come back with a vengeance
we’re coming back to get you with an SPO engine
sew the seeds of a future without an intervention
remember the first Australians, they struggled with racist law
they saw the silhouette of government ambitions
to annihilate, a holocaust to recreate
and talking about children just to silence the debate
well I’m here to stand up with the first Australians
a treaty and compensation is reconciliation
words as powerful as they can be
wont put food on the table or help longevity

So this is a call out
To the nation
Do you want an island paradise or an abomination
It’s not what we think, it’s what we do
Look after country, from the Florentine to Kakadu

that’s the only way that this land can look after you
if you fall outside the guidelines
then next it could be you
forced underground from the life that you knew

lets make an army to fight off poverty
when hunger attacks man
we’ll kick its arse sproperly

“shit man, I’ll have to grow food on my property?”
Property is theft, I said we gotta do it properly

“But fuck man I got a mortgage to pay”
imagine if you owned no land but still had a place to stay

“but it wouldn’t be mine”
well I got news for you man, it aint yours anyway

Remember white australia’s got a black history
“but this is my country all that politics is a mystery to me”

Mate you gotta think before you take
“But mate I wanna have my cake and eat it too and not debate”

well it sounds like we’ve all got something to admit to
but we can all become one mob one crew
that celebrates diversity
no more adversaries out on the street corners
break down the borders

So this is a call out
To the nation
Do you want an island paradise or an abomination
It’s not what we think, it’s what we do
Look after country, from the Florentine to Kakadu

that’s the only way that this land can look after you
if you fall outside the guidelines
then next it could be you
forced underground from the life that you knew

so this is a call out to the nation
so this is a call out to the nation
so this is a call out to the nation
this is a call out to the nation

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