• Songs from the past…

    Isnt it funny when you listen to oldd favourites sometime you think, this song is timeless, it could have been written today and still be relevant? The following lyrics are by one of my favourite bands (the now disbanded Midnight Oil), and to me, are as relevant today as the day they were written.

    Conquistador of mexico, the zulu and the navaho
    The belgians in the congo short memory
    Plantation in virginia, the raj in british india
    The deadline in south africa short memory
    The story of el salvador, the silence of hiroshima
    Destruction of cambodia short memory

    Short memory, must have a, short memory

    The sight of hotels by the nile, the designated hilton style
    With running water specially bought short memory
    A smallish man afghanistan, a watch dog in a nervous land
    Theyre only there to lend a hand short memory
    Wake up in sweat at dead of night
    And in the tents new rifles hey short memory

    If you read the history books youll see the same things happen again and again
    Repeat repeat short memory theyve all got it
    When are we going to play it again
    Got a short, got a short, got a short, got a short
    Theyve got a short must have a short theyve got a short aah
    Short memory, theyve got a.

    (hirst/moginie/garrett)