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‘Starry Skies’

Country teaches you to draw
With a charcoal stick, with tears
How to scan, channel the score
See which character appears

With a charcoal stick, with tears
Country teaches you to look
See which character appears
Read the ocean like a book

Country teaches you to look
Country teaches you to wait
Read the ocean like a book
Starry skies to navigate

Country teaches you to wait
Country concentrates, expands
Starry skies to navigate
Gum tree glowing where it stands

Country concentrates, expands
Gum tree glowing where it stands

I need a country …

Somewhere I can rest
My feet pointing to the west
Birds that fly and screech
My family within reach

Country teaches you to dance
Country teaches you to think
Name the animals and plants
Find shelter, water to drink

Country teaches you to think
What to do when sadness bites
Find shelter, water to drink
Darkness cold, the wood ignites

What to do when sadness bites
Darkness cold, the wood ignites

I need a country …

Birds that fly and screech
My family within reach
Somewhere I can rest
My feet pointing to the west

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