A prison wrought into a nation
Occurs here on this very day
It is Australia, what can I say?
Our leader serves the US nation
From his south Pacific station
Okay, before you start to shrug
Thank Howard for being a Bush butt plug!
It's a country that doesn't dwell on thanks
Delights in bashing the Poms and Yanks
And everybody is mate (like pal)
Unless you are aboriginal
Great honour goes to Flannery, Tim
Climate warrior renowned is him
But Howard suffered again I fear
A green ‘Australian of the Year'?
Our bone dry climate has nasty habits
of killing frogs and breeding rabbits
as well as nasty, deadly snakes
good on you Tim, for all our sakes
As rivers languish, dry and bare
We throw 10 billion at them - there!
I guess they'll flow now green with money
What a heartbreak land of milk and honey
As we cling here for our very lives
And flex and grow as history drives
We have come far from convict cell
But where we're headed I can't foretell