Barbara and Chris Degenhardt’s winning parody song at the 2012 Lismore CSG Idol.

Tune: Don’t Cry for Me Argentina

It won’t be easy, you’ll think it strange
When we try to explain how we feel
That we still love our land after all that we’ve done
You will deceive us
All that you see is the profits for you
Australia is messed up with mines
And now you want to frack here too.

We cannot let it happen, we’ll not sell out
Couldn’t live out our lives with such shame
betraying our land, and feeling its pain,
So we choose courage
Resisting the harm you are trying to do
Your offers impress us not at all
we never expected them to.

[Chorus]

Don’t frack with us gas companies
The truth is we never trust you
All through our farm days
Our tough existence
We saved our water
You keep your distance

And as for frackers on our land
We’ve never invited you in
You think the dollars you offer is what we desire
They are illusions
They are not the solutions they promise to be
The answer was here all the time
we love our land and must keep it gas-free.

[chorus]

(Spoken)
Have we said too much?
There’s nothing more we can think of to say to you.
Except you are not being fair dinkum with us,
You are not true blue.

[chorus]

©Wollumbin Wacky Warblers 2012