A song as response to recent events in Sydney

 

David Denborough has written and recorded the following song in response to recent events in Sydney.

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A summer’s day in Sydney

It’s a summer’s day in Sydney
Flags are blowing in the wind
Sea salt is on my lips again
Waves are crashing on in

Suddenly images on my TV screen
How is this happening in our country?
These images on our TV screens
How can this be?

It’s a summer’s day in Sydney
The crowd is whipped up in hate
Is that our flag or is it a weapon now?
Yes, these are tears rolling down my face

At these images on my TV screen
How is this happening in our country?
These images on our TV screens
How can this be?

Suddenly we’re rushing, asking, what is ‘Australian’?
But you know, it keeps changing every day
Just ask our Indigenous cousins
Together, we’ve got to find a new way

How can we in the 21st century
Still hate people, based on race?
How can we in the 21st century
Take a turn and head towards a different place?

It’s a summer’s day in Sydney
Flags are blowing in the wind
Sea salt is on my lips again
Waves are crashing on in

Lay your towel down beside mine
Let’s sit together under the sun
With a twig of wattle
And an olive branch
Made in Australia and Lebanon
Seems a time when riding these waves
Is going to take every skill we’ve got
But we’ll remember
That every time we fall off
We’ve just got to get back up

Lay your towel down beside mine
Let’s sit together under the sun
With a twig of wattle
And an olive branch
Made in Australia and Lebanon
Seems a time when riding these waves
Is going to take every skill we’ve got
But we’ll remember
That every time we fall off
We’ve just got to get back up

It’s a summer’s day in Sydney

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