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    Inspired by this blog,
    ABC The Drum Unleashed - Australians all, let us not lie
    "Ours (anthem) makes us feel, however slightly, like dickheads"

    is it time to claim a new anthem?

    Personally I have always been a fan of I am Australian:
    I came from the dream-time, from the dusty red soil plains
    I am the ancient heart, the keeper of the flame.
    I stood upon the rocky shore, I watched the tall ships come.
    For forty thousand years I've been the first Australian.

    We are one, but we are many
    And from all the lands on earth we come
    We share a dream and sing with one voice:
    I am, you are, we are Australian


    I came upon the prison ship, bowed down by iron chains.
    I cleared the land, endured the lash and waited for the rains.
    I'm a settler, I'm a farmer's wife on a dry and barren run
    A convict then a free man, I became Australian.

    We are one, but we are many
    And from all the lands on earth we come
    We share a dream and sing with one voice:
    I am, you are, we are Australian


    I'm the daughter of a digger who sought the mother lode
    The girl became a woman on the long and dusty road
    I'm a child of the depression, I saw the good times come
    I'm a bushy, I'm a battler, I am Australian

    We are one, but we are many
    And from all the lands on earth we come
    We share a dream and sing with one voice:
    I am, you are, we are Australian


    I'm a teller of stories, I'm a singer of songs
    I am Albert Namatjira, I paint the ghostly gums
    I am Clancy on his horse, I'm Ned Kelly on the run
    I'm the one who waltzed Matilda, I am Australian

    We are one, but we are many
    And from all the lands on earth we come
    We share a dream and sing with one voice:
    I am, you are, we are Australian


    I'm the hot wind from the desert, I'm the black soil of the plains
    I'm the mountains and the valleys, I'm the drought and flooding rains
    I am the rock, I am the sky, the rivers when they run
    The spirit of this great land, I am Australian

    We are one, but we are many
    And from all the lands on earth we come
    We share a dream and sing with one voice:
    I am, you are, we are Australian
    I am, you are, we are Australian.



    How much more inspiring and relevant are those words than our current one:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jD3SkTyXzcE&NR=1]YouTube - I Am Australian ~ Song "I AM AUSTRALIAN"[/ame]

    and for those who can't stomache the Seekers - here is an abbreviated 'rock' version courtesty of telstra

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuKpJv0PlSE]YouTube - Telstra Ad - We Are Australian[/ame]

    thoughts?

  • #2
    SOFT!, depressing and politicaly way to correct!
    What about the pommie snat song being about the bulbonic plague and the fire of Lundon?
    "Whazz dizz than govv?"
    Peanut butter sangy song is much better and uplifting
    "I am from down under, my balls are full of thunder"
    Cannot remember the excact text!

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    • #3
      What's wrong with the fucking flag and anthem we have now?
      Seriously?
      99% of the worthwhile, productive Australians came from overseas so why do we need to crap on about the dreamtime and coming from a dusty red vag or whatever the lyrics are about.
      It shouldn't be about "I am white, I am black blah blah" race colour and creed should never enter into the argument.

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      • #4
        I have always, like it too.... but havent really got an issue with the anthem... to be a national anthem, dont they have to be slightly embarassing?

        And Jamanthi... why didnt you take advice from your ancestors, and decide Australia wasnt worth stopping at?

        (stick with it.... about 1:20 onwards)
        [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpBYnL5fAXE]YouTube - Adam Hills - Australian accents[/ame]

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        • #5
          ^^^ Australians All Let Us Rejoice

          Edit: at Desmo's post

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          • #6
            Bingo, it encompasses every person here, I LOVE We are Australian, it's a fantastic song, but that's it.

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            • #7
              Speaking of flags...

              Aboriginal flag not on google logo because they couldn't reach an agreement with the copyright owner.

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              • #8
                the current anthem makes me laugh... "we've boundless plains to share"... yeah, but if you come near us in a boat we'll either send you home or lock you up in a detention centre

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                • #9
                  ^^ doesn't count, second verse, nobody knows it :-)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by zooyork View Post
                    the current anthem makes me laugh... "we've boundless plains to share"... yeah, but if you come near us in a boat we'll either send you home or lock you up in a detention centre
                    Because we have rules and regulations to keep having a free world to live in and be able to say what you believe in!
                    and not have to kiss a camel's arse 4 times a day when ever someone screeams from a paraphet!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Jamathi View Post
                      Peanut butter sangy song is much better and uplifting
                      "I am from down under, my balls are full of thunder"
                      That's Vegemite, you heathen.
                      Originally posted by Melkor
                      The Saint is all over the answer like a Saint on a cupcake.

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                      • #12
                        In addition to Godwins law (google it) I proprose there should be Jamathi's Law.
                        "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of Jamathi Raging about immigrants no matter what the topic being discussed is about, approaches 1."
                        Can you help with foster care?
                        http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/foru...needed-163289/

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Roger Explosion View Post
                          In addition to Godwins law (google it) I proprose there should be Jamathi's Law.
                          "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of Jamathi Raging about other immigrants no matter what the topic being discussed is about, approaches 1."
                          Theory peer reviewed and amended to become a law.

                          Good work.

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                          • #14
                            [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkk5nx6PRfA"]YouTube - AC/DC - Let Me Put My Love Into You[/ame]

                            \m/

                            WOULD WE NOT BE THE FUCKING COOLEST NATION
                            ESPECIALLY DURING OLYMPIC MOMENTS
                            IF THE ATTIRE WAS CHANGED FROM THAT STUPID TRACKSUIT
                            TO BLUE BONDS SINGLET, MULLET WIG AND STUBBY SHORTS.
                            AND EVERY TIME WE WON WE PLAYED "LET ME PUT MY LOVE INTO YOU"
                            WHILE AIR GUITARING.

                            RATHER THAN STANDING THERE LIKE A POOF
                            PRETENDING TO CRY AND FORGETTING THE WORDS.

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                            • #15
                              seconded by Me.
                              Any Questions,............................
                              no Questions.
                              Accepted!

                              Bye the way, Rodger the dodger, read back and see who started the boaties subject!
                              Blind mullet should be googled as well while you are at it!

                              ACCA DACCA fully YES!!

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