“Outback” by Ben Eastwood, performed by The Uptones

Outback

Thirty eight dead when the cops
bashed heads in Johannesburg today,
And the bombs go off in Hamburg
and in Libya and Bombay,
Well there’s war in the streets at home
and you can see it on your TV screen,
And everybody’s asking their own god,
well my god, what does it mean?

and I can’t predict the future, but I can see what’s come before,
I can’t predict the future, I can only see what’s come before,

Between East Berlin and West Berlin
they built a wall with a barbed wire top,
And everybody here has to live in fear
of the day when the bomb will drop,
Well there’s one world and it’s big enough for all,
but the blues and reds they had to build a wall,
And no one can live in peace until the stones all fall

I can’t predict the future, but I can see what’s come before,
I can’t predict the future, I can only see what’s come before,

And as the sun comes up in the Eastern sky,
more of God’s children are bound to die,
And as the sun goes down, in the West,
the blood of the rest on the hands of you and

I can’t predict the future, but I can see what’s come before,
I can’t predict the future, I can only see what’s come before

© Ben Eastwood / Eric Dinwiddie, King Wood Music

The Uptones – “Outback”

“It Takes Money” by Paul Jackson performed by The Uptones

It Takes Money

The rich are gettin richer, the poor is gettin poorer,
It’s such a low down, cryin shame,
There’s so much dirty money, dirty dirty money,
You don’t get to get it, don’t you understand?

It takes money, to make money
It takes money, to make money

Oh that little donkey, he made an up-kick,
Made such a mess out of the place,
All ya people workin, clean it up now,
And when you’re doin it with a smile on your face

It takes money, to make money
It takes money, to make money

Go down to the bank, get on your knees,
Excuse me banker, I’m beggin you please,
I need some cash, for food in the pot,
Give me a little and I’ll pay you back a lot

It takes money, to make money
It takes money, to make money

© Paul Jackson, Zymurgy Music

The Uptones – “It Takes Money”

“Radiation Boy” by Eric Dinwiddie, performed by The Uptones

Radiation Boy

He spent his days at school, he never broke the rules,
He was nicer than me, Radiadiation Boy
His friends were always true, though he had just a few,
He lived so peacefully, quietly and happily
He Lived across that hill, where life is always still,
Not far from you and me, rather close to you and me
Near his house was a place, where they put toxic waste
A barrel starts to leak, Radiadiation Boy

Ray-ay-ay-ay-adiation Boy
You can’t remember your name and your eyes can hardly see
The get well soon card from PG&E
Ray-ay-ay-ay-adiation Boy

Oh did you read the paper this morning dear? (what!?)
Shocking news about that nice boy from just down the street
It seems that late last night, just before light,
He had some fun with bombs down at the corporate buildings
They say his eyes were bleeding, his hair was falling out,
He screamed this could be you but they took him to the cutting room
As they hauled him away, he screamed out to his friends,
It’s in the air that we breathe in every single day

Ray-ay-ay-ay-adiation Boy
You can’t remember your name and your eyes can hardly see
The get well soon card from PG&E
Ray-ay-ay-ay-adiation Boy

And now it’s ten years later, and I hear people say,
It’s sad I know but they say he was a masturbator
He had warts on his hands, and swollen glands,
And he made wretched sounds at decent people as they passed
It’s funny how people tend to twist history,
to justify injustices of past times,
You’d better cross your fingers, then try to get it up,
Cos in this world today, we’re all radiation boys

Ray-ay-ay-ay-adiation Boy
You can’t remember your name and your eyes can hardly see
The get well soon card from PG&E
Cos your a Ray-ay-ay-ay-adiation Boy

© Eric Dinwiddie, King Roy Music

The Uptones – “Radiation Boy”