Who Sang Down Under? Men at Work

Men at Work Business as Usual cover art

Some other versions of "Down Under"
Credits
publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Colin James Hay, Ronald Graham Strykert
release date: 1981
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Pop Rock/Indie Rock
length: 3:42
producer: Peter McIan
Traveling in a fried-out combie
On a hippie trail, head full of zombie
I met a strange lady, she made me nervous
She took me in and gave me breakfast
And she said

Do you come from a land down under?
Where women glow and men plunder?
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover

Buying bread from a man in Brussels
He was six-foot-four and full of muscles
I said, "Do you speak-a my language?"
He just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich
And he said

I come from a land down under
Where beer does flow and men chunder
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover
Yeah

Lyin' in a den in Bombay
With a slack jaw, and not much to say
I said to the man, "Are you trying to tempt me
Because I come from the land of plenty?"
And he said

Do you come from a land down under? (oh yeah yeah)
Where women glow and men plunder?
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover

Living in a land down under
Where women glow and men plunder
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover

Living in a land down under
Where women glow and men plunder
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover

Living in a land down under
Where women glow and men plunder
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover

Living in a land down under
Where women glow and men plunder
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Who Can It Be Now?
  • 2 I Can See It in Your Eyes
  • 3 Down Under
  • 4 Underground
  • 5 Helpless Automaton
  • 6 People Just Love to Play With Words
  • 7 Be Good Johnny
  • 8 Touching the Untouchables
  • 9 Catch a Star
  • 10 Down by the Sea

  • Album Information
    label: CBS
    country(area): Australia
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin