BOOM STATE

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Boom State

Australians all let us rejoice
For we’ve got iron ore
There’s gold in the soil for wealth we toil
A job on the mines is what we strive’n for

Shots fired on sight it’s too late/ Shots fired day and night the boom state
Shots fired on sight it’s too late/ Shots fired day and night the boom state

It’s the wildwest but not with spurs n boots
It’s all steel caps and hard hat wear troops
I’m high vis on the mine biz
but can’t dig it like working without lights on the night shift
There’s lives at risk, not an underground collapse
tunnel vision system leaves us economically trapped
backed against the wall runnin low on supply
heads literally in the dirt, futures up in the sky
now Clive and Twiggy they might provide jobs
but the industry is subsidised two on one off
If your making stacks imagine your boss
And if your a boss imagine those on top

And if your at the top imagine the value of
The portfolios of those who hold majority stock
They’re in the pockets of those you picked on a voting slip
That’s why come tax time they don’t owe shit

Boom state Boom state BOOM BOOM/ When it all collapses what happens to you?/
Boom state Boom state BOOM BOOM/ When it all collapses what happens to you?
Boom state Boom state BOOM BOOM/ When it all collapses what happens to you?
Boom state Boom state BOOM BOOM/ When it all collapses what happens?

Shots fired on sight it’s too late/ Shots fired day and night the boom state
Shots fired on sight it’s too late/ Shots fired day and night the boom state

The threat of a job loss can cripple a family
Sends a ripple effect to those ya try’n protect
Ya get crushed like candy for standing up
Outta the way ‘coz this trains got coal to combust
Now if tax dollars are used to prop an industry
Why not renewable create jobs instantly
Sustainable, retrain the brain is adaptable

Capable sun, waves natural
They’re Woodside sly
Try’n leave contracts behind without witnessing them signed
And BHP’s wealth coming straight off the shelf
Of the seas that belong to the East Timorese
It’s hell in a hand cart spark the gas
Fracking our drinking water where’s the match?
And that’s too much for a petrol head to believe
Even this industry killed the electric emcee


Boom state Boom state BOOM BOOM/ When it all collapses what happens to you?
Boom state Boom state BOOM BOOM/When it all collapses what happens to you?
Boom state Boom state BOOM BOOM/ When it all collapses what happens to you?
Boom state Boom state BOOM BOOM/ When it all collapses what happens?

Australians all let us rejoice
for we’ve got iron ore
There’s gold in the soil for wealth we toil
a job on the mines is what we strive’n for.

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from Raw Intelligence, released November 5, 2015
Produced by: Rob Shaker
Written by: Graphic

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Graphic Perth, Australia

For many years, Graphic (of Perth based hiphop group Clandestien) has developed a lyrical and poetic writing style filled with complex rhyme patterns and even more complicated subject matter. His life experiences, in particular several trips throughout Latin America, have helped to shape his perspective and feelings towards modern civilisation. His thoughts can be describe as Raw Intelligence. ... more

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