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I Love A Sunburnt Country

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I Love A Sunburnt Country

Who loves a sunburnt country with its bare and barren plains?
 Who loves to hear our Mother Nature screaming out in mortal pain?
Who loves years and years of grinding heat with not a drop of rain?
Who loves a sun-scorched country? You have got to be insane!

What is not already dead is dying a slow and painful death
The unrelenting savage torture of that searing fiery breath
The limping listless livestock are walking skeletons of pain
Who loves this heartless misery? I’m asking you again.


I love a rain-soaked country where death is hardly ever seen
I love a forest to surround me where all is lush and green
I love to hear the birds a-singing, playing in the canopy of trees
The happy chirping crickets, the humming of the bees

You can keep your sunbaked country; it’s a rain-soaked one for me!
I love a rain-soaked country with verdant fields as far as I can see
The crops all harvest ready swaying gently in the cooling breeze
The swollen streams and rivers flowing boldly onward to the seas

Keep your brazen, blazing bush-fires and your depressing dismal drought
Your dried up dams and waterholes I can live without
No, give to me a nation where we can all be free
A rain-soaked, happy, thriving nation fat with fecundity
Give me Mother Nature with a sweet and swollen breast
Give me all her flora and her fauna; Give me Mother Nature at her best



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  1. Date: 1/23/2013 1:37:00 PM

    This one really hits home with me Neil living in the middle of OK drought water rationing, and all praying for rain. Enjoy for me and all of us here! Sure was nice to enjoy the view from here thanks!