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Especially for the Australians among us

Post by Upton_O_Goode » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:06 pm

"We survivors did not seek death. We did not take to the streets when our Jewish friends were taken away. We didn’t raise an outcry until we ourselves were being annihilated. We preferred to remain alive, with the flimsy though accurate excuse that our death would not have helped. We are guilty of being alive."

Karl Jaspers (1883–1968), at the re-opening of Heidelberg University, 1945

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Re: Especially for the Australians among us

Post by Gord » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:43 am

[bbvideo=560,315]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UAh7ogwAYQ[/bbvideo]

Well, I was humpin' my bluey on the dusty Oodnadatta road
When along came a semi with a high and canvas-covered load
(Spoken) "If you're goin' to Oodnadatta, mate, um, with me you can ride."
So I climbed in the cabin and I settled down inside
He asked me if I'd seen a road with so much dust and sand
I said "Listen, mate, I've travelled ev'ry road in this here land."

Cos "I've been everywhere, man
I've been everywhere, man
'Cross the deserts bare, man;
I've breathed the mountain air, man
Of travel I've had my share, man
I've been ev'rywhere

Been to Tullamore, Seymour, Lismore, Mooloolaba
Nambour, Maroochydore, Kilmore, Murwillumbah
Birdsville, Emmaville, Wallaville, Cunnamulla
Condamine, Strathpine, Proserpine, Ulladulla
Darwin, Gin Gin, Deniliquin, Muckadilla
Wallumbilla, Boggabilla, Kumbarilla, I'm a killer

I've been everywhere, man
I've been everywhere, man
'Cross the deserts bare, man;
I've breathed the mountain air, man
Of travel I've had my share, man
I've been ev'rywhere

(Spoken) "Yeah but listen here, mate, have you been to..."

I've been to Moree, Taree, Jerilderie, Bambaroo
Toowoomba, Gunnedah, Caringbah, Woolloomooloo
Dalveen, Tamborine, Engadine, Jindabyne
Lithgow, Casino, Brigalow and Narromine
Megalong, Wyong, Tuggerawong, Wangarella
Morella, Augathella, Brindabella, I'm the feller

Who's been everywhere, man
I've been everywhere, man
'Cross the deserts bare, man;
I've breathed the mountain air, man
Of travel I've had my share, man
I've been ev'rywhere

(Spoken) "Yeah, I know that, but have you been to..."

I've been to Wollongong, Geelong, Kurrajong, Mullumbimby
Mittagong, Molong, Grong Grong, Goondiwindi
Yarra Yarra, Boroondara, Wallangarra, Turramurra
Boggabri, Gundagai, Narrabri, Tibooburra
Gulgong, Adelong, Billabong, Cabramatta
Parramatta, Wangaratta, Coolangatta, what's it matter?

I've been everywhere, man
I've been everywhere, man
'Cross the deserts bare, man;
I've breathed the mountain air, man
Of travel I've had my share, man
I've been ev'rywhere

(Spoken) "Yeah, look that's fine, but how about..."

I've been to Ettalong, Dandenong, Woodenbong, Ballarat
Canberra, Milperra, Unanderra, Captain's Flat
Cloncurry, River Murray, Kurri Kurri, Girraween
Terrigal, Fingal, Stockinbingal, Collaroy and Narrabeen
Bendigo, Dorrigo, Bangalow, Indooroopilly
Kirribilli, Yeerongpilly, Wollondilly, don't be silly

I've been everywhere, man
I've been everywhere, man
'Cross the deserts bare, man;
I've breathed the mountain air, man
Of travel I've had my share, man
I've been ev'rywhere

I've been here, there, ev'rywhere, I've been ev'rywhere

(Spoken) "Okay, mate, you've been ev'ry place except one
And ya don't need my help t'get there."
(Sound of door slamming and truck driving off.)
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Re: Especially for the Australians among us

Post by Phoenix76 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:54 am

Crikey Gord, you went a lot of trouble to reproduce the lyrics to the song. Thank you.

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Re: Especially for the Australians among us

Post by Phoenix76 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:53 am

Bloody hell Upton, you have really tried to bring us Aussies into the fold of the Skeptics Forum.

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Re: Especially for the Australians among us

Post by Gord » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:24 pm

Google, copy, paste, mild edits.
"Knowledge grows through infinite timelessness" -- the random fictional Deepak Chopra quote site
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Re: Especially for the Australians among us

Post by Upton_O_Goode » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:50 pm

Phoenix76 wrote:Bloody hell Upton, you have really tried to bring us Aussies into the fold of the Skeptics Forum.
Sorry. I know you were hunkering down, hoping to be a small target.
"We survivors did not seek death. We did not take to the streets when our Jewish friends were taken away. We didn’t raise an outcry until we ourselves were being annihilated. We preferred to remain alive, with the flimsy though accurate excuse that our death would not have helped. We are guilty of being alive."

Karl Jaspers (1883–1968), at the re-opening of Heidelberg University, 1945

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Re: Especially for the Australians among us

Post by Matthew Ellard » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:33 pm

Phoenix76 wrote:Bloody hell Upton, you have really tried to bring us Aussies into the fold of the Skeptics Forum.
This song is probably more representational of Australians.
[bbvideo=560,315]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yXinPYK-Jk[/bbvideo]

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Re: Especially for the Australians among us

Post by TJrandom » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:09 pm

I'VE BEEN EVERYWHERE (Japan version)

I was totin' my rukku along the misty Toyonaka road
When along came a Hyundai with a rice-and-semiconductor load
'Iffu you go Toyonaka, dozo issho ni, hai!
So I climbed in to the cab, there was a GPS inside
He asked me if I'd seen a load of his native home, Japan
And I said 'Nissan? Oops! Been everywhere in this fair land …

'I've been everywhere, man, dokodemo e, san
Across the Inland Sea, man, Fujiyama scree, man
Like the spore of the sugi tree man
I've been everywhere

'I've been to Juso, Kamino, Yano, Fuku-oka
Mi-no, Awano, Joto, Kamioka
Kuzuha, Noma, Osaka, Shirahama
Tana-be, Ko-be, Matsu-e, Kawakama
Hagiwara, Kawahara, Tanibara, Yamanashi
Furuhashi, Shinsaibashi
Yao Higashi - kinda trashy!

'I've been everywhere, man, dokodemo e, san
Right to the Emp'ror's lair man
I've breathed the city air, man
Pollution had my share, man
I've been everywhere

'I've been to Hyogo, Sogo, Togo, Kawanishi
Kashiba, Chiba, Yoriba, Mitsubishi
Inou-e, Kawa-se, Uchi-de, Wakataki
Minato, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Nagasaki
Temma-shi, Himeji, Seichi Takatsuki
Sakayuki, Nakanuki, Shin-Suzuki - very spooky!

'I've been everywhere, man, dokodemo e, san
Gathered bamboo shoots man
I've eaten gobo roots man
In shot bars I've had my hoots, man
I've been everywhere

'I've been to Ohara, Nara, Nishitada Matsubara,
Ikeda, Ueda, and Umeda, Shinohara
Shodo, Hamacho, Biwako, Okinawa
Kagawa, Ishikawa, Yodogawa, Tokyo Tower
Kono, Yojo, don't forget Awajishima
Iwojima, Yakushima, cycle-teamer, broke my femur

'I've been everywhere, man, dokodemo e, san
Tsunami-ravaged-where, man
Whatever you can spare man
Families in need of care man
Send from anywhere

'Kanto, Shikoku, Shinosaki, Nishi-Honshu
Kansai, Tohoku, Hokkyu-riko, Kita-kyushu
Niigata, Nagano, Itami, Okayama,
Obata, Yamato, Minami, Yokohama
Shima-ne, Tottori, Kashihara Jingu-Ma-e
Kitahara, konokara, sayonara and bye bye, eh?

'I've been everywhere man, dokodemo e, san
Now my cupboard's bare man
I'm plumb done, out of air, man
Of place-names I've had my share, man
I've named everywhere
Missed one, I don't care.'

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Re: Especially for the Australians among us

Post by Phoenix76 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:13 am

Well, what can I say Matthew. That is pure Aussie humour that nobody else would have a hope in hell of understanding. I just don't believe that any Yank would have any hope of understanding that song.

Thanks mate, really appreciated the opportunity to listen to it.

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Re: Especially for the Australians among us

Post by bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:46 am

Phoenix: why is that?

As a Yank, seems to me the song says quite clearly, AND nothing else, that they guy had been everywhere. Every {!#%@} hole small town.

what else does it "mean?"

Interesting that you think you are special as an Aussie, just as everyone else does. I actually did think Aussies in general being more traveled were more worldly as a result. but no.......you've been everywhere, and learned nothing from it.

TJ chiming in right on point didn't inform you of this at all. ............................. Amusing.
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Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:47 am

Phoenix76 wrote:Well, what can I say Matthew. That is pure Aussie humour that nobody else would have a hope in hell of understanding. I just don't believe that any Yank would have any hope of understanding that song.

Thanks mate, really appreciated the opportunity to listen to it.
I had no trouble with it. :shrug:
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Post by Gord » Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:26 pm

What'm I missing, what else is there to understand? Well, maybe the ending:

"Okay, mate, you've been ev'ry place except one
And ya don't need my help t'get there."

Seems to me he's saying "go to hell".
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Re: Especially for the Australians among us

Post by TJrandom » Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:10 pm

Surely one of those towns was also known as hell....

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Post by Matthew Ellard » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:23 pm

Phoenix76 wrote: Thanks mate, really appreciated the opportunity to listen to it.
I had the "Newcastle song" album. My favourite track was Jonathan Livingston Budgerigar about a budgie that gets all philosophical and deep about being a budgie. Here is an MP4 You tube recording. .
[bbvideo=560,315]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIN9qdlTnks[/bbvideo]

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Post by Nikki Nyx » Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:15 pm

TJrandom wrote:Surely one of those towns was also known as hell....
There's a Little Hell in South Australia. It's right between BS Hill and Mount Fanny. (Map of funny Australian place names)
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Re: Especially for the Australians among us

Post by Matthew Ellard » Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:37 am

We have a lot of indigenous names for locations. My niece has gone to work in Wagga Wagga which is the back of Woop Woop. :lol: