WATERCOURSE

STATUE BY Linda Bergkvist PHOTOGRAPH BY A.D.

STATUE BY Linda Bergkvist
PHOTOGRAPH BY A.D.

Listen now to the wind, babe
Listen now to the rain
Feel that water lickin’ at my feet again
I don’t wanna see this town no more
Wastin’ my days on a factory floor
First thing you know I’ll be back in Bow River again

Anytime you want babe, you can come around
But only six days separates me and the great Top End
I been working hard, twelve hours a day
And the money I saved won’t buy my youth again
I’m goin’ for the heat babe, and the tropical rain
In a place where no man’s puttin’ on the dog for me
I’m waitin’ on the weekend, set o’ brand new tyres
And back in Bow River’s just where I want to be

Listen now to the wind, babe
Listen now to the rain
Feel that water lickin’ at my feet again
I don’t wanna see this town no more
Too many years made up my mind to go or stay
Right to my dying day
I don’t wanna see another engine line
Too many years and I owe my mind
First set o’ wheels headin’ back Bow River again
First thing you know I’ll be back in Bow River again

I got the motor runnin’, I got the rest of my days
Sold everything I owned for just a song
So anytime you want babe, you can come around
But don’t leave it too late, you just might find me gone

Listen now to the wind, babe
Listen now to the rain
Feel that water lickin’ at my feet again
I don’t wanna see this town no more
Too many years made up my mind to go or stay
Right to my dying day
I don’t wanna see another engine line
Too many years and I owe my mind
First set o’ wheels headin’ back Bow River again

I don’t need the score
I’m goin’ through the door
Gonna tell the man I don’t want no more
Pick up a fast car and burn my name in the road
One week, two week, maybe even more
Piss all my money up against the damn wall
First thing you know I’ll be back in Bow River again
First thing you know I’ll be back in Bow River again

First thing you know I’ll be
Back in Bow River
Again

COLD CHISEL
This song  is a classic Cold Chisel song which defines what a hard working man likes – freedom in the hard outback of Australia.
Bow River is located up near the Kimberley Region of Western Australia. It is a very hot and humid part of the world, where outdoor work is hard yakka. The area has been mined for for Diamonds for some time in the last 20 or so years. Some say the song is in reference to the Bow River Station, located nearby. The past managers of the station hold this song a tribute to their station.
For the APE

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