Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Head Full of Zombie

"Land Down Under" by Men At Work is not the Australian national anthem. But it may as well be.

The lyrics are apocalyptic gold:

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."

The lyrics are humerous, but also a little bit sinister. Feels somewhat appropriate, given the conflicting feelings many Australians have about the date of today's celebration.

Happy Australia Day.

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