Alternative national anthem from Ambit Gambit

Once a merchant banker squatted up in Canberra
He was as liberal as Liberals could be
And he sang as he watched and waited for his NEG to boil
This country needs cheaper energy.

Etc.

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2 Responses to Alternative national anthem from Ambit Gambit

  1. amortiser

    The Capitalist’s Lament

    Once a budding capitalist started up a business
    Under the impression that initiative was the key
    And he sang and worked and toiled till his profits flowed
    You’ll be amazed at what’s possible when you’re free.

    Chorus
    You’ll be amazed, you’ll be amazed, you’ be amazed
    At what’s possible when you’re free.
    And he sang as the dollars flowed into his bank account
    You’ll be amazed at what’s possible when you’re free.

    He hired a gang of workers who shared in his prosperity
    Each was dependent on the other you see
    And they sang as their pay increased with more production
    You’ll be amazed at what’s possible when you’re free.

    Chorus

    Along came the treasurer armed with the Assessment Act
    Down came the social workers one, two, three
    Give us the dollars you’ve got in your bank account
    You’re now working for us, don’t you see.

    And they sang as they looted the profits of the capitalist
    You’re now working for us, don’t you see.

    The harder he worked, the more they all demanded
    The burden became intolerable to bear
    He tried tax avoidance but they milked him in retrospect
    This is the age of social justice they cheer.

    And they sang as they struck the fatal blow against him
    This is the age of social justice you hear.

    Up got the capitalist and shut down his business
    You’ll never make me a slave, said he.
    And his records may be found at the bottom of the harbour
    Initiative is destroyed when man is not free.

    You’ll be amazed, you’ll be amazed, you’ll be amazed at what’s possible when you’re free.

  2. Tom Appleton

    An alternate National Anthem? How about this then –

    National Anthem of STRAYA (to the tune of Hey Ya)

    Outkast’s ‘Hey Ya’ reworked into the unofficial national anthem of ‘Straya’ (a.k.a Australia).

    LYRICS:

    My country don’t share no borders
    ‘Cos of all the waters that surround our land
    Thank god for our resources
    ‘Cos they are the sources of our wealthy land
    Don’t try to find the capital
    Or fight the animals
    You’re on your own
    Just drive from town to paradise
    And you’ll see why we call Australia home

    Straya
    Straya
    Straya
    Straya

    You think you’ve got it
    Oh you think you’ve got it
    But have you got a rock where there is nothing at all
    We get together
    Oh we get together
    The weather’s always better when there’s cricket involved
    And we believe that mateship is forever
    We’re all mates, we’re all mates, we’re all mates
    We’re all mates, we’re all mates
    And we’re multicultural
    So why ya why ya
    Why ya why ya why ya
    Not living in Australia when you know we are so happy here

    Straya
    Straya
    Straya
    Straya

    Alright now fellas
    Yeah!
    Now what’s cooler than a big cold beer?
    Ice cold!

    Shake it [x9]
    Shake it like a polaroid picture
    Shake it [x9]
    Shake it like a polaroid picture

    Straya
    Straya
    Straya
    Straya

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