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  • Redgum – Where Ya Gonna Run To lyrics

    Mother and child playing on the lawn
    It’s a middle class home on a Sunday morning
    And the mother says, son, where ya gonna run
    Where ya gonna run to now?

    I just jumped bail on a dope bust mum
    And I’m saying goodbye and then the drug squad come
    And in the name of the law
    They punch him in the jaw
    Where ya gonna run to now?

    He did it for a dare on the day he turned 11
    His first shop break – Magnum 357.
    Frightened young cop
    and the kid doesn’t stop.
    Where ya gonna run to now?

    A long white car out of Tullamarine
    A government member to the Carribean
    And a man with a broom
    Yells across the room
    Where ya gonna run to now?

    Will you have to tell lies when the kids ask you why
    The horizon’s a blanket of gloom
    When the battle lines draw
    Which way will you turn

    Terania Creek’s got a dozer track
    And we’ll never ever get Lake Pedder back
    A director and a graph
    And a million dollar laugh
    Where ya gonna run to now?

    Enrich the oxide out of Port Pirie
    And the toxic gases they won’t even see
    But where ya gonna go
    When the North wind blows
    Where ya gonna run to now?

    And your loungeroom is screening Nationwide
    And you’ve just given blood to the bank
    And the books on your shelves
    Are a measure of all that you’ve earned
    Will you have to tell lies when the kids ask you why
    The horizon’s a blanket of gloom
    When the battle lines draw
    Which way will you turn

    Shake me, wake me, tell me it’s a dream
    I’ve got a B-52 on my tv screen
    And a man in a tie
    Pointing to the sky
    Where ya gonna run to now

    Mother and child playing on the lawn
    It’s a middle class home on a Sunday morning
    And the mother says, son, where ya gonna run
    Where ya gonna run to now?