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Posted: 1/7/2006 9:33:01 PM EDT
I heard this damn song on the radio, couldn't get it out of my head for some reason so I downloaded it. Been listening to it the last few minutes.

What in the hell are the talking about?

I hadn't heard it in geez, probably 5 years?
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 9:34:40 PM EDT
yes the beds are burning because peak ammo has forced many an AK and SKS to go hungry
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 9:34:51 PM EDT
They were hopped up on meth when they wrote it. It means nothing but a drugged up gibberish.. Kind of like this post...
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 9:35:41 PM EDT
It's about the repression of Austrailian aborigines.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 9:36:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:
They were hopped up on meth when they wrote it. It means nothing but a drugged up gibberish.. Kind of like this post...



Well, I DID have a Rolling Rock earlier tonight.......
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 9:37:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PeteCO:

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:
They were hopped up on meth when they wrote it. It means nothing but a drugged up gibberish.. Kind of like this post...



Well, I DID have a Rolling Rock earlier tonight.......



See see I told you!!
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 9:39:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bash0321:
It's about the repression of Austrailian aborigines.


Heard the same thing, way back when the song was popular.

typical guilty libby dippy hippy crap...
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 9:40:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:

Originally Posted By PeteCO:

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:
They were hopped up on meth when they wrote it. It means nothing but a drugged up gibberish.. Kind of like this post...



Well, I DID have a Rolling Rock earlier tonight.......



See see I told you!!



To take it to a new low, Tina Turner's "Private Dancer" just came on and I was singing along with it, in my best Tina voice.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 9:42:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PeteCO:

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:

Originally Posted By PeteCO:

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:
They were hopped up on meth when they wrote it. It means nothing but a drugged up gibberish.. Kind of like this post...



Well, I DID have a Rolling Rock earlier tonight.......



See see I told you!!



To take it to a new low, Tina Turner's "Private Dancer" just came on and I was singing along with it, in my best Tina voice.



Well at least it wasnt Duran Duran... I would be worried for you then.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 9:46:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:

Originally Posted By PeteCO:

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:

Originally Posted By PeteCO:

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:
They were hopped up on meth when they wrote it. It means nothing but a drugged up gibberish.. Kind of like this post...



Well, I DID have a Rolling Rock earlier tonight.......



See see I told you!!



To take it to a new low, Tina Turner's "Private Dancer" just came on and I was singing along with it, in my best Tina voice.



Well at least it wasnt Duran Duran... I would be worried for you then.



Hmmm, I think I'll queue up "Rio", but I won't be singing along.

Cheesy 80's music is fun sometimes.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 9:48:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PeteCO:

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:

Originally Posted By PeteCO:

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:

Originally Posted By PeteCO:

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:
They were hopped up on meth when they wrote it. It means nothing but a drugged up gibberish.. Kind of like this post...



Well, I DID have a Rolling Rock earlier tonight.......



See see I told you!!



To take it to a new low, Tina Turner's "Private Dancer" just came on and I was singing along with it, in my best Tina voice.



Well at least it wasnt Duran Duran... I would be worried for you then.



Hmmm, I think I'll queue up "Rio", but I won't be singing along.

Cheesy 80's music is fun sometimes.



No go with Planet Earth, or the Shadows are on your side.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 9:52:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/7/2006 9:54:22 PM EDT by SPTiger]
Out where the river flows, the deadwood and the desert smoke...The time has come, to face the facts, it belongs to them, just give it baaaack...

Or something like that, I can't understand half of what they are saying. I remember it came out sometime in '88. In the video that baldheaded dude was gyrating like he just swallowed a live snake.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 10:01:26 PM EDT

Everything by Midnight Oil is political.

The lead singer is/was in politics, too.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 10:04:05 PM EDT
Yeah, typical Liberal politics of guilt. "Let's give it baaack" they whine..."oh, I'm so so sorry I'm white...let's give everything back to the brown people...they are so REAL man..."

Watch closely; you are watching history: a race/culture committing suicide. Liberalism is Death.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 10:11:51 PM EDT
Horribly annoying song! Midnight Oil sucks!
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 10:29:05 PM EDT

Is "Beds are Burning" by Midnight Oil supposed to be some political statement ??

What in the hell are they talking about?





Nobody knows... Including them.

Yea, curious to hear the translations....


fwiw, lyrics:


Out where the river broke
The bloodwood and the desert oak
Holden wrecks and boiling diesels
Steam in forty five degrees

The time has come
To say fair’s fair
To pay the rent
To pay our share (Pay it to ME. )
The time has come
A fact’s a fact
It belongs to them (Them Who/m ??)
Let’s give it back (To Who/m ??)

How can we dance when our earth is turning
How do we sleep when our beds are burning ( Don't SMOKE!! .PSA. )

Four wheels scare the cockatoos
From kintore east to yuendemu
The western desert lives and breathes
In forty five degrees

(live - on scream in blue
The time has come
A fact’s a fact
It belongs to us all
Let’s give it back)



It .. Belongs .. to .. us .. all ..
Let us .. give .. it .. back ..

uh, .. to ourselves ?

Exactly what is IT?
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 10:42:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By parshooter:

Is "Beds are Burning" by Midnight Oil supposed to be some political statement ??

What in the hell are they talking about?





Nobody knows... Including them.

Yea, curious to hear the translations....


fwiw, lyrics:


Out where the river broke
The bloodwood and the desert oak
Holden wrecks and boiling diesels
Steam in forty five degrees

The time has come
To say fair’s fair
To pay the rent
To pay our share (Pay it to ME. )
The time has come
A fact’s a fact
It belongs to them (Them Who/m ??)
Let’s give it back (To Who/m ??)

How can we dance when our earth is turning
How do we sleep when our beds are burning ( Don't SMOKE!! .PSA. )

Four wheels scare the cockatoos
From kintore east to yuendemu
The western desert lives and breathes
In forty five degrees

(live - on scream in blue
The time has come
A fact’s a fact
It belongs to us all
Let’s give it back)



It .. Belongs .. to .. us .. all ..
Let us .. give .. it .. back ..

uh, .. to ourselves ?

Exactly what is IT?



Since they're from australia, I believe they're referring to the aboriginal people there.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 11:00:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By parshooter:

Is "Beds are Burning" by Midnight Oil supposed to be some political statement ??

What in the hell are they talking about?





Nobody knows... Including them.

Yea, curious to hear the translations....


fwiw, lyrics:


Out where the river broke
The bloodwood and the desert oak
Holden wrecks and boiling diesels
Steam in forty five degrees

The time has come
To say fair’s fair
To pay the rent
To pay our share (Pay it to ME. )
The time has come
A fact’s a fact
It belongs to them (Them Who/m ??)
Let’s give it back (To Who/m ??)

How can we dance when our earth is turning
How do we sleep when our beds are burning ( Don't SMOKE!! .PSA. )

Four wheels scare the cockatoos
From kintore east to yuendemu
The western desert lives and breathes
In forty five degrees

(live - on scream in blue
The time has come
A fact’s a fact
It belongs to us all
Let’s give it back)



It .. Belongs .. to .. us .. all ..
Let us .. give .. it .. back ..

uh, .. to ourselves ?

Exactly what is IT?



I give you... IT!
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 11:14:12 PM EDT
If it is, they failed miserably. It went totally over my head, and probably most others.

I'm sure THEY felt good about it though. And with liberals, that's what counts right?
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 4:55:08 AM EDT
probably just a practice run to bash Bush
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 5:07:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AyeGuy:
Yeah, typical Liberal politics of guilt. "Let's give it baaack" they whine..."oh, I'm so so sorry I'm white...let's give everything back to the brown people...they are so REAL man..."

Watch closely; you are watching history: a race/culture committing suicide. Liberalism is Death.



Correct!

The end of the music video has them dancing around with a bunch of Aborigines. (sp?) Probably the first & last time they've ever been near any.

Midnight oil was just Austrailia's version of America-hating. One-hit wonder, too.

Scott

Link Posted: 1/8/2006 5:31:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/8/2006 5:57:57 AM EDT by Tweak]
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 5:56:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/8/2006 5:57:32 AM EDT by Tweak]
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 5:59:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Tweak:

Originally Posted By TheKill:
It went totally over my head, and probably most others.



the Australians understood it

Peter Garret is currently a Member of the Australian Parliament




and it sold a few million albums....
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 6:03:23 AM EDT
I always thought it was talking about Mother Nature and us screwing up the earth... I guess I had to many Rolling Rocks... Wardawg
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 6:11:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/8/2006 6:15:23 AM EDT by Tweak]
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 6:13:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bash0321:
It's about the repression of Austrailian aborigines.



+1

There was a movement in the 80s to give significant portions of Australia back to the aborigines.

They already are paid a full welfare salary which enables them to sit around and do nothing.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 6:25:16 AM EDT
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