This post was from September 2011 on Tumblr. Based on a post by willowphoto on Tumblr. Things have not gotten better :(
I hate to do this, but I’m really not proud of Australia these days.
Australians all let us reject,
Those who aren’t young and free;
We’ve gotten spoiled and withheld our toil;
Except to guard our sea;
Elect not to share nature’s gifts
Of beauty rich and rare;
This sad story’s page, is at the stage
Of loosing Australia Fair.
Our wasteful reigns force us to sing,
Please help Australia Fair.
Beneath our heavy Southern Cross
We’ll withdraw our hearts and hands;
To fake this Commonwealth of ours
Took people from their lands;
For those who dare to cross the seas
We’re not prepared to share;
With cowardice we turn our backs
On those who our seek our care.
In mournful pains for not keeping,
Our poor Australia Fair.
I hope I can look back at this and say we moved on and became better…
And here’s another remix. I’m not sure where this is from. I’ve changed it a little bit.
Australians all let us rejoice
for we are white and straight.
We’ve mined our soil and killed for oil
We’ve turned back refugees.
Our land abounds in trees to log
A reef to dump and dredge.
As Sirs and Dames,
We’ll flout the shame,
Advance Australia Fair!
let profits reign, all serve the rich,
Advance Australia Fair