Mudcat Café message #4080646 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #168402   Message #4080646
Posted By: rich-joy
23-Nov-20 - 07:36 AM
Thread Name: Rise Up Mudcat Songbook - Australia
Subject: RE: Rise Up Mudcat Songbook - Australia
continued :


GENOCIDE

1981, performed by US MOB
Lyrics and music by Peter Butler and Wally McArther


They promised us this, and they promised us that
But all we ever get, is to stab you in the back.
They tell us what to do, and they push us around
And then they have the gall, to go and rip up the ground.

When are they gonna learn, when will they stop?
When are they gonna learn to stop this genocide?

Like the children that are dyin. The white man just ain’t tryin
He’s cheatin and he’s lyin, all the time.
They don’t wanna understand, that they killed us for our land
Just for the earth and sand, to put money in their greedy hands.

When are they gonna learn, when will they stop?
When are they gonna learn to stop this genocide?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zsraq76Y8dE


Us Mob “were an early Aboriginal reggae rock band from South Australia. The band was formed with the help of the Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music [CASM] in Adelaide.

Us Mob appeared in the film “Wrong Side of the Road” with fellow CASM band, No Fixed Address.*** The recording of the soundtrack made the two bands the first contemporary aboriginal bands to be recorded. Along with No Fixed Address they were nominated for the 1981 AFI Award for Best Original Music for the music from the film. They relocated to Sydney and broke up after their equipment was destroyed by a fire. The band were the subject of an ABC Message Stick documentary in February 2000.    Members : Ronnie Ansell – Bass / Pedro Butler - Guitar/vocals / Carroll Karpany – Guitar / Wally McArther – Drums”
    WIKIPEDIA ENTRY

***the classic 1981 Aboriginal ‘road movie’


R-J