Tuesday 25th of February 2020

Liberty Lived under Government Gun

Larrikin lad from a life on the farm
always in trouble, but never did harm
Made a fine soldier when he answered the call
Ratbags can make the best of them all.
Somewhere in an unmarked grave
Sleep reward for being brave
If he woke, what would he say
about what's going on in Australia today?

Lest We Forget the lives that were lost
that the freedom we live in has come at a cost
that was paid for happiness, friendship and fun,
not liberty lived under Government Gun.

Popular bloke with a winning smile
who'd always stay and talk a while
but when white feathers spread through town
before his honour was rumoured down
soon to France was on his way
almost made it to Armistice Day
With a bullet through the heart he fell
It pierced his family's soul as well

Lest We Forget the lives that were lost
that the freedom we live in has come at a cost
that was paid for happiness, friendship and fun,
not liberty lived under Government gun.

Now we gather in memory
of lives that were taken for victory
There's fears of battles on home soil
that our gatherings our foes will spoil
A hundred years since Anzac Day
Our leaders think we'll be okay
Peace will be kept by the Terror Squad
and maybe a little help from God

Lest We Forget the lives that were lost
that the freedom we live in has come at a cost
that was paid for happiness, friendship and fun,
not liberty lived under Government gun.