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this song - featuring missy higgins, amanda palmer on vocals and piano, brian viglione (the dresden dolls) on drums and jherek bischoff on bass & guitar - is one of a collection of songs from “forty-five degrees”....

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LYRICS:

Out where the river broke
The bloodwood and the desert oak
Holden wrecks and boiling diesels
Steam in forty-five degrees

The time has come to say fair's fair
To pay the rent, to pay our share
The time has come, a fact's a fact
It belongs to them, let's give it back

How can we dance when our earth is turning?
How do we sleep while our beds are burning?
How can we dance when our earth is turning?
How do we sleep while our beds are burning?

The time has come to say fair's fair
To pay the rent now, to pay our share

Four wheels scare the cockatoos
From Kintore, east to Yuendemu
The Western Desert lives and breathes
In forty-five degrees

The time has come to say fair's fair
To pay the rent, to pay our share
The time has come, a fact's a fact
It belongs to them, let's give it back

How can we dance when our earth is turning?
How do we sleep while our beds are burning?
How can we dance when our earth is turning?
How do we sleep while our beds are burning?

The time has come to say fair's fair
To pay the rent now, to pay our share
The time has come, a fact's a fact
It belongs to them, we're gonna give it back

How can we dance when our earth is turning?
How do we sleep while our beds are burning?

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from Amanda Palmer & Friends: Forty​-​Five Degrees - A Bushfire Charity Flash Record, track released February 18, 2020
originally by MIDNIGHT OIL

missy higgins - vocals
amanda palmer - piano, vocals & autoharp
brian viglione - drums
jherek bischoff - electric bass & guitar

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