The Myna Bird (ft. Bow and Arrow)

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Gus is a driver ferrying fruit
A pallet of peaches in the back of the ute
Ready to take off and in the driveway sits a myna bird
Gus honks his horn to say
"Get out the way or you die"

Meryl is the forementioned common myna
Pecking at a bug on the driveway minding
Her own business "what's all this fuss?"
She ruffles up her feathers and responds to Gus
"I'll move in my own good time"

Gus says "Meryl you're a pest in this town
I'll be doing a good deed if I take off and run you down
The native birds will fill the garden"
He revs his engine just to say once again
"Get out the way or you die"

Kylie is a kookaburra up on a rafter
She's seen the scene and bursts into laughter
"Your argument is quite absurd
You're no better than the myna bird
You must be out of your mind"

Gus doesn't like what he is hearing
But Kylie continues "I've been here since way back when
And I can tell you man
You've changed the face of this beautiful land
Can't keep pretending it's fine"

"Like the myna bird you're an introduced species
They may eat your fruit
And compete for nesting space in the branches
But you took this land from it's inhabitants
Can't keep pretending it's fine"

Gus gets sheepish and looks to Meryl
"I've been taken down to your level
A pest that overruns the native species
Whose ancestors never even signed a treaty
We must be out of our minds"

Meryl the myna bird looks to Kylie
She flaps her wings and speaks up shyly
"If we want to build a harmonious nation
We must make amends with the first Australians
Let's sign a treaty it's time"
Can't keep pretending it's fine
Let's sign a treaty it's time

Always was always will be
Aboriginal land

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from Self​-​Radicalised! :), released December 14, 2018

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Scruffamudda Sydney, Australia

Scruffamudda is a mashup of music all evolving from one man, one audience & a looper. Quirky, upbeat tunes are created using voice, drums, percussion, synthesisers, drum machines, guitar, ukulele, childrens' toys & practically anything that makes noise. The Scruffamudda live show is a humorous & interactive experience not be missed! ... more

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