Lessons of the Past

In the harsh Australian country in the days that have long past
The Aussie battlers built a spirit that would forever last
Courage, hardwork and sacrifice were the values of those days
They stuck and worked together and built the great Australian ways

Their lessons in life were simple, work hard then work some more
Take the knocks and fight like hell and get up off the floor
Defend what is yours with all your might and never show your fear
Battle through the hardship then finish with a beer.

Times were tough and jobs were few and the folk were made of steel
When a luxuory wasn’t a car or boat, it was simply the evening meal
Our Nation was often on its kneees and at an all time low
But they just copped it on the chin, no matter how hard the blow

Sometimes I think our Country has moved on far to fast
And we need to stop and think about the spirit of the past
Remember where we came from and how this Country started
Have a go at everything and never be half hearted.

Never give up, don’t throw in the towel and never hang your head
Never let them dust you off to you are long gone dead.
Look after your family, look after your mates and love our country with pride
Stick together and fight like hell and do it side by side.

The sun has long since set on those days that have gone by
But we need to remember the lessons and by God we have to try
Move forward as a Nation but don’t forget the past
Advance Australia forever, forever it must last.

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