Sounds of Then (This Is Australia) Lyrics

GANGgajang


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, O/B/O APRA AMCOS
writers: Mark Callaghan, Graham Bidstrup, Chris Bailey, Geoff Stapleton, Robert James, Kay Bee
album: Track 2 in album GANGgajang
release date: 1985-11
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length: 3:56

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I think I hear the sounds of then,
And people talking,
The scenes recalled, by minute movement,
And songs they fall, from the backing tape.
That certain texture,that certain smell,

To lie in sweat, on familiar sheets,
In brick veneer on financed beds.
In a room, of silent hardiflex
That certain texture, that certain smell,
Brings home the heavy days,
Brings home the the night time swell,

Out on the patio we'd sit,
And the humidity we'd breathe,
We'd watch the lightning crack over canefields
Laugh and think, this is Australia.

The block is awkward - it faces west,
With long diagonals, sloping too.
And in the distance, through the heat haze,
In convoys of silence the cattle graze.
That certain texture, that certain beat,
Brings forth the night time heat.

Out on the patio we'd sit,
And the humidity we'd breathe,
We'd watch the lightning crack over canefields
Laugh and think that this is Australia.

To lie in sweat, on familiar sheets,
In brick veneer on financed beds.
In a room of silent hardiflex
That certain texture, that certain smell,
Brings forth the heavy days,
Brings forth the night time sweat
Out on the patio we'd sit,
And the humidity we'd breathe,
We'd watch the lightning crack over canefields
Laugh and think, this is Australia.
This is Australia etc..


Track Listing

  • 1 Gimme Some Lovin'
  • 2 Sounds of Then (This Is Australia)
  • 3 Distraction
  • 4 Maybe I
  • 5 Ambulance Men
  • 6 The Bigger They Are
  • 7 Giver of Life
  • 8 Shadow of Your Love
  • 9 To the North
  • 10 House of Cards