Wild Colonial Boy Lyrics

Cold Chisel


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Billy Walker
album: Track 6 in album Circus Animals
release date: 1982-3-8
popularity : 10 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Blues
styles: Blues Rock/Hard Rock/Classic Rock
length: 4:47
lyricist: Don Walker
composer: Don Walker

Cover Art

Cold Chisel Circus Animals cover art
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I am a wild colonial boy
My name you'll never see
My land is ruled by Anglophiles
And forces foreign to me
I do not curse your referees
In boardrooms far away
Yeah who am I to question these
Who plan their final day

I've never known the jealousies
The overcrowded pain
I live and breathe the silences
The dust where no man reigns

I'm in love,
I got blazing light
Ten thousand miles of ocean
I'm alone
And there's more like me
Ignoring the end of their show

And when they shaft my brother dear
And pay him off with lies
I fill my hand with the Union card
And aim between their eyes

And if I smile,
When they crawl around
Too condescending to blame me
I am young,
Baby they're so old
Gothic, religious and tame

I am just a wild colonial boy
My name you'll never see
I breathe the silence that destroys
All their desperate harmony


Track Listing

  • 1 You Got Nothing I Want
  • 2 Bow River
  • 3 Forever Now
  • 4 Taipan
  • 5 Houndog
  • 6 Wild Colonial Boy
  • 7 No Good for You
  • 8 Numbers Fall
  • 9 When the War Is Over
  • 10 Letter to Alan