Song Lyric Sunday Theme: Natural Disasters

Oh My by The Drones written by Gareth Liddiard from the album Havilah (2008) and the lyrics are:

People are a waste of food
You’ll never hear the end
They’re only ever happy
When they’re burying their friends
And they take take take
But they never take a hint
The ice caps getting skinny
Still they’re not concerned
They’re very near extinct

People are a waste of food
The end is nearly nigh
They’ve always said the sky would fall
Now it is you have to wonder why
You want to shrink your stinky footprint?
Get your tubes tied
Or even better yet
Go commit suicide
They can’t say you didn’t try

And oh my
Well i hear the sound of horses’ hooves
Come the middle of the night
And oh my
Its time to get your gun license
I see four horsemen riding through
A cold and endless night

If money is the root of evil
Fear of death is worse
This mortal coil is not a test
And you can’t hide in a purse
So don’t go casting no dispersions in the street
Cause the half the world that starves
Will know the half you’re in
Does not deserve to eat

And oh my
Well i hear the sound of horses’ hooves
Come the middle of the night
And oh my
It’s time to get your gun license
I see four horsemen riding through
A cold and endless night

People are a waste of food
Don’t bother learning Chinese
Thou shalt find oneself perturbed
By less verbose calamities
Just get some Heinz baked beans
A 12 gauge, bandolier and tinned dog food
We’ll eat your dog, bury our dead
Or eat them instead
That’s entirely up to you

And oh my,
I hear the sound of unshod hooves come the middle of the night
And oh why
Well, from now on ’til your grandkids finally get what you deserve
I’m going to be stuck here with you wookies
Eating fortune cookies
Until my guts churn

Extra bonus acoustic version live on triple j radio!

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I love this ridiculous silly photo of the band from late 2000’s, it’s Mike, Fi, Dan and Gaz (l-r)

What better “Natural Disasters” to write a song about but the end of world or Apocalypse? Amazing the Aussie band The Drones has taken this long to pop up in this community blog posting thingy for me, one of my all-time faves! I’ve blogged about this band a lot so do I need to say anymore today? I think Garry did say if I remember right? He wrote this song Oh My after reading the novel The Road by Cormac McCarthy which has since then be turn into a movie starring Viggo Mortensen, directed by John Hillcoat with a Nick Cave & Warren Ellis soundtrack score but they really should have used this song Oh My in the final credits or that just me?

Second post now today quickly following each other but they’re both short ones for Sunday!

Cheers 🙂

5 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday Theme: Natural Disasters

  1. I actually enjoy the music and the grittiness of the singer’s voice; however, the lyrics are rather depressing. Sometimes it takes the hard truth to get people to see what they’re doing, but I prefer to keep hope alive. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along!

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