‘Put down that weapon’ by Midnight Oil

Under the waterline

No place to retire

To another time

The eyes of the world now turn

And if we think about it

And if we talk about it

And if the skies go dark with rain

Can you tell me, does our freedom remain?

[Chorus 1]

Put down that weapon or we’ll all be gone

You can’t hide nowhere with the torchlight on

And it happens to be an emergency

Some things aren’t meant to be

Some things don’t come for free

Above the waterline

Point the finger, yeah, point the bone

It’s the harbour towns

That the grey metal ships call home

And if we think about it And if we talk about it

And if the sea goes boiling black

Can you tell me what you’ll do about that

[Chorus 2]

Put down that weapon or we’ll all be gone

I must know something to know it’s so wrong

And it happens to be an emergency

Some things aren’t meant to be

Some things don’t come for free

They keep talking about it

They keep talking about it

They keep talking

They keep talking Talking

And it happens to be an emergency

Some things aren’t meant to be

Some things don’t come for free

[Chorus 3]

Put down that weapon or we’ll all be gone

You must be crazy if you think you’re strong

Cause it happens to be an emergency

Some things aren’t meant to be

And some things don’t come for free