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​Toorali

This song is by The Herd and appears on the album Summerland (2008).

So, it was to be a colony for convicts.

Toorali-oorali-addity
Toorali-oorali-ay
Sing toorali-oorali-addity
We're bound for Botany Bay.

Oh, what a tale I tell
They thought that they had me for raising hell
I never raised no hell
Nor did I rebel
They told me they knew me well
I said "you've made a mistake, you've got the wrong man",
And screamed as they cuffed my hands,
But they pushed me, hooded me into the back of a plane
Deprived of my senses and locked in chains.

They asked me again and again
Until I could barely remember my name
What part I played
But it's hard through pain
To see their process, it seemed hopeless
To seem less dangerous, I admit,
I named some total strangers.
I'm ashamed to say it, but I think I'll say what they want me to say.

And I know there's a freedom that's still in me,
But they've taken all I have away.
And the torture they do,
Well it's killing me,
And we're doomed but there'll be no escape.

Oh, somewhere my name was put on a list,
That's left me feeling the weight of your fists.
Apparently I'm the risk,
Worst of the worst.
Where is the lawyer in this,
Let alone trial.
Just give me some sleep.
Night the same ones weep and dream of home
Across the seas
Away from wherever this may be.

And I know there's a freedom that's still in me,
But they've taken all I have away.
And the torture they do,
Well it's killing me,
And we're doomed but there'll be no escape.

Toorali-oorali-addity
Sing toorali-oorali-ay
Sing toorali-oorali-addity
We're bound for Botany Bay.

Swept up in your net,
I didn't forget
I never knew
I wasn't there,
Months turned to years,
And I turned to despair.

Man, I'm sorry I blinked.
It could've been me that put you in the drink.
I didn't have time to think what they're doing,
Divide and ruin
Maybe I spoke too soon,
A lapse in judgement,
But what they're doing to me is beyond repugnant.
At least I know I could never do that,
So let's not talk of judgement.

And I know there's a freedom that's still in me,
But they've taken all I have away.
And the torture they do,
Well it's killing me,
And we're doomed but there'll be no escape.

Sing toorali-oorali-addity
Toorali-oorali-ay
Sing toorali-oorali-addity
And we're bound for Botany Bay.

Toorali-oorali-addity
Sing toorali-oorali-ay
Sing toorali-oorali-addity
Conditions in Botany Bay.

InfoEdit

  • this song samples botney bay lyrics and pattern, the herd represent aust hip hop and this song is why