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HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY!

I’m a proud Aussie and wanted to share an image of my beautiful country. Let’s all karaoke to Down Under by Men At Work…
Traveling in a fried-out combie
On a hippie trail, head full of zombie
I met a strange lady, she made me nervous
She took me in and gave me breakfast
And she said,

“Do you come from a land down under?
Where women glow and men plunder?
Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover.”

Buying bread from a man in Brussels
He was six-foot-four and full of muscles
I said, “Do you speak-a my language?”
He just smiled and gave me a vegemite sandwich
And he said,

“I come from a land down under
Where beer does flow and men chunder
Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover.”

Lyin’ in a den in Bombay
With a slack jaw, and not much to say
I said to the man, “Are you trying to tempt me
Because I come from the land of plenty?”
And he said,

“Do you come from a land down under?
Where women glow and men plunder?
Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover.”
Yeah!

Lyrics by Men At Work.
North Beach at Wollongong, NSW, Australia

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Vanessa Barklay is RavenMadd, accomplished digital artist who has sold work on and off Red Bubble, lives in Far Nth Queensland, Australia – specializing in Fantasy, Mythology, History and Space inspired artworks.

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Comments

  • Virginia McGowan
  • Right back at ya Virginia! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • haha I added the youtube video cause you reminded me to, classic, thanks!! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • AmbientKreation
    AmbientKreationover 3 years ago

    Lol simply mad.. but great image of our great land and absolutely LOVE the fantastic anthem you’ve shown off to the world.. Happy Australia Day Vanessa!

  • lol thanks so much fellow Aussie Ambient!! I’ve added the youtube vid to this now too! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • jesskato
    jesskatoover 3 years ago

    wow, thats gorgeous Vanessa. Well done. Happy Australia Day to you too.

  • Thank you jesskato!! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • kevinmawson
    kevinmawsonover 3 years ago

    This is a Beauty! Happy Australia Day mate!!

    km.

  • Absolutely!! BBQ later and got the Oz music blastin’ out, cheers mate!! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanover 3 years ago

    I forgot how to do it, only rememmbered the link!

  • You wipe everything to / in the youtube address, then paste that in and before it type you tube:au// no space between you and tube though, so you then have 3 ///, if you want to remember! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Paul Campbell  Photography
    Paul Campbell ...over 3 years ago

    very well done Vanessa. Loved the utube video as well. Happy Australia Day! :-)

  • It’s a ‘cracker’ of a video, lol, thanks for enjoying it! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    Lovely Capture, such a great scene. And a Happy Australia Day to you.

  • Thanks for enjoying it mate!! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • kevin chippindall
    kevin chippindallover 3 years ago

    good one Vanessa try not to eat too much and drink more ..lol.. cheers kev

  • Drank AND ate too much! lol Thanks mate! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • yolanda
    yolandaover 3 years ago

    Beautiful Australia Day image and I have had that song stuck in my head all day :-)

  • Me too! That’s why I just had to do it lol, glad you enjoyed it yolanda, thank you! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • andy551
    andy551over 3 years ago

    Amazing beautiful work!!!

  • Thanks so much for enjoying it Andy! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

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