In Conversation with… Sabian Wilde

Marketing Lecturer. Writer. Music Bod. Claims to have coined 'Perthonality'

IN CONVERSATION WITH… Labour Day [Redux]

with one comment

Fly with pride... whenever you want

Fly with pride... whenever you want

POINT OF ORDER: This is an updated version of last year’s song. New verse in italics.

AUDIO available HERE, courtesy of RTRFM.

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Stonemasons from Melbourne were the first to negotiate
The number of hours in a working day should really stop at eight
21st of April back in 1856
They reduced the working week while making sure the working wage was fixed

And that is why, we celebrate the 21st of April here in March…

I love Australia, I love the way ya
Get to celebrate your public holidays
On any day that suits ya

It’s something in our character
That says it doesn’t really matter
History’s the means to an end
And all we really want is a long weekend

A long weekend…

The Queen is looking old these days, I’m not sure that it’s nice
Could it be because we celebrate her birthday twice
Every year because here in the West it interferes
With West Australia’s Foundation, a day on which we sit and sink some beers

And that is why, if you must know
The Queen’s birthday coincides with the Royal Show

And how about Australia Day? I think it’s idiotic
That a plastic flag made overseas make you feel patriotic
Flying from your foreign car; the irony is cruel
And you are simply racist scum
If your bumper sticker says, “Fuck off, we’re full”

I’d break my neck
Trying to dive in to
The murky, shallow waters
Of your gene pool…

But…

I love Australia, I love the way ya
Get to celebrate your public holidays
On any day that suits ya

It’s something in our character
That says it doesn’t really matter
History’s the means to an end
And all we really want is a long weekend

So if that date comes into play
On a Saturday or Sunday
Take the Monday anyway
Thank the Union Movement when you still get paid

You still get paid
Thank Labour Day

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