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    The Whitlams / Lyrics

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    "400 Miles From Darwin" Lyrics

    The Whitlams

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    We pay to shed a sombre tear in the darkness together here
    One among the hundreds, crying for the millions
    And when the house lights break the trance
    Only then unclasp our hands
    Compose ourselves and fix our hair
    "We would have all been Schindler there"
    Drive in silence slowly home
    Now horror's more than skin and bone

    And can you see in twenty years
    We'll pay to shed the same cheap tears
    In a film about an island, watch our hero take a stand
    Pay our money gladly to wash our hands

    Watching the movie we'll ask how the people might have known
    Let it happen there without a fight
    Kept driving on quietly home
    Left the Timorese alone - 400 miles from Darwin

    The two-minute hate is now the three-hour love
    With any action left to up above
    Those people then could turn their heads
    Now all the same we sleep instead
    While 400 miles from Darwin
    East Timor is dying

    Watching the movie we'll ask how the people might have known
    Let it happen there without a fight
    Kept driving on quietly home
    Left the Timorese alone - 400 miles from Darwin
    This song was last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Emi Music Publishing.
    Written by Timothy Freedman.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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