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The Great Emu War

This song was created for Game of Bands round 156 : "Animals"

Lyrics:

THE GREAT EMU WAR

Verse 1

Listen up and I’ll tell of the time
When your old man got his scars but survived
In a battle between man and beast
Mother Australia’s most tragic defeat

and I remember the proud call to arms
To fight the winged menace raiding all of our farms xxx
Armed to the beak with talons like knives
Us and the birds in a fight for our lives

CHORUS

Remember a time
When brave men held the line
For Australia,
for all humankind
Though we didn’t win
Know that we gave everything
Against death on two
black flightless wings

Verse 2

There they stood like a mob in the bush
Bullets and feathers in a frantic rush
My gun jammed but I wasn’t done yet
I charged an emu with my bayonet

With a blur, talons flew left and right
As if to tell me “that’s not a knife”
Slashed and battered, I crawled out half dead
Clutching my trophy, the emu's head


CHORUS

Remember a time
When brave men held the line
For Australia,
for all humankind
Though we didn’t win
Know that we gave everything
Against death on two
black flightless wings








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