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Written by Jim Moginie
Published by Sony ATV

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First Fleet

The gods were smiling
On the South Pacific dream
They said give that man a tall ship
And a star to set him free

The ship sat low
In the hills of the sea
Had to bear that human cargo
That was screaming to be free

The southerly blew us off course
Into the bay at Eden
I saw the humpback he was cruising there
We took a longboat out to see him

Gonna take things slow
Our pockets filled with fool’s gold
Poor fellow my country
Nothing gets through
Nothing gets through to you

The land was so golden
Yielded like the touch of silk
The colony had no supplies
Treason flowed like buttermilk

The plains were rusty and wide
The sun a piece of coal in the sky
We were just following the invader’s code
And the road was straight ahead

Under the motherland’s flag
We committed murder and mayhem
Good Old God and Country’s
Gonna come for us again
How many knighthoods does it take to ease your mind
Because we became lords and ladies then
Or did we?

Gonna take things slow
Our pockets filled with fool’s gold
Poor fellow my country
Nothing gets through
Nothing gets through to you

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from Under The Motherland's Flag EP, track released January 26, 2017
Jim Moginie: vocals, 12 string guitar, electric guitar, Maton bass, piano, string machine, Hammond C3
Lozz Benson: Drums and percussion
Produced by Jim Moginie
Recorded by Andy Vinall
except piano and bass recorded by Mick Wordley at Mixmasters, Adelaide
Mixed by Brent Clark
Recorded and mixed at Oceanic Studio, Sydney, Australia
Mastered by Steve Smart @ Studios 301
All songs Moginie, except Wind In My Head: Neil Murray/Jim Moginie
Published by SONY ATV
Cover art by Paul Ryan
Reverberama Records

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Jim Moginie Sydney, Australia

Jim Moginie’s 45 year contribution to Midnight Oil cannot be overstated. He is currently touring with his band The Family Dog. Jim has toured the world with the AustralianChamberOrchestra. He is a record producer (Sarah Blasko), collaborator(Carolina Eyck, Kev Carmody), film composer and a fully fledged solo artist. ... more

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