Lock On! Songs to Save Australia's Forests

by N.E.F.A.

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"This CD was produced as part of my honours degree in Contemporary Music at Southern Cross University, Lismore. I was looking at the role that music had played in the environment movement of northern NSW, from Terania Creek protests in 1979 up to the present day. "
Andy Parks, Project Coordinator 1999 -- taken from CD booklet.

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released January 1, 1999

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Track Name: Lisa Yates - Behind Enemy Lines
Walking through a city tunnel of graffiti
Gazing at the frantic ravings of our time
Suddenly a truth was staring right at me
And this is what it said
We are behind enemy lines
Track Name: Mook & Shanto - Handful of Timber
For a walk in the forest,
Will you throw us all in jail?
For the myth of employment,
Will you blaze the final trail?
For a chance to use your power
Will you strike the lethal spark?
For a handful of timber,
Will you take our national park?
Track Name: The Bulldozer Allstars - Tonka Toys
CHORUS
A
We wanna cut! We wanna kill!
D
We wanna bulldoze that there hill
E
We don’t care who pays the bill!
A
Cos we’re playin with our Tonka Toys

A
I’ll cut the snig track. I’ll block the creek
D
& I’ll cut the trees where the slope’s too steep
E
We’ll give the conservationists the creeps
A
Playin with our Tonka Toys

<-CHORUS->
D
I’ve got a chainsaw
A
I’ve got a bulldozer
E A
& I’ve got a logging truck
D A
We don’t care about environmental impacts
E
We’re only in it for the bucks – MATE!
<-CHORUS->
D
I’ve got a lunchbox
A
I’ve got a thermos
E A
& he’s got a yellow hat!
D A
After lunch we’ll clearfell the forest
E
& that’ll be the end of that– MATE!

A
We’re all playing with our Tonka Toys
D
Just like little Australian boys
E
Making lots of lovely NOOIIIIIISE
A
Playin with our Tonka Toys

A
We’re so tough! We’re so loud!
D
We got beaten by a greenie crowd
E
The magistrate says we’re not allowed!
A
To play with our Tonka
Track Name: Ebony Quinlivan - Chaelundi
What about the trees falling,
Don't you think they've got a story?
I'll tell you a story about a living forest
Chaelundi

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Track Name: Mick Daley - The Ballad of Wild Cattle Creek
Well we camped in the evening and sent out our scouts
and they soon returned to dispel all our doubts
seemed there was devastation
were once there was trees
loggers had been through like some terrible disease
Well the coppers came in and they showed us the door
even though it was state forest and they was breaking the law
and Dura says well I've seen some clear fells but this one's a beauty.
When injustice is the law, resistance is a duty.
...

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