"Us Forces" as written by Martin Rotsey, Peter Gifford, Robert Hirst, James Moginie and Peter Garrett....
US Forces give the nod, it's a setback for your country
Bombs and trenches all in rows, bombs and threats still ask for more
Divided world the CIA, who controls the issue
You leave us with no time to talk, you can write your assessment

Sing me songs of no denying, seems to me too many trying
Waiting for the next big thing

Will you know it when you see it, high risk children dogs of war
Now market movements call the shots, business deals in parking lots
Waiting for the meat of tomorrow

Sing me songs

Everyone is too stoned to start emission
People too scared to go to prison
We're unable to make decision
Political party line don't cross that floor
Lt. Ron Hubbard can't save your life
Superboy takes a plutonium wife
In the shadow of Ban The Bomb we live

Sing me songs


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"Us Forces" as written by Martin Rotsey James Moginie

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  • +1
    General CommentOne of my favourite Midnight Oil tracks- speaks out against the Australian/American alliance
    midnight_laboron December 28, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgeez i really wish that he would stick by what he said here. it really annoys me and i have lost a lot of respect for that man.
    put_urself_on_paron February 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentL. Ron Hubbard can't save your life

    That's Peter Garrett telling us the Scientology is a scam.
    Arianrhodon February 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIraq today - lyrics just as relevant as they were 20 years ago.
    chrisb1on March 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgeez i really wish that he would stick by what he said here. it really annoys me and i have lost a lot of respect for that man.
    put_urself_on_paron February 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeh this is a great song, says a lot. i dont really know the context in which it was wriiten in though, like what year was it written? i dont really know half the stuff he is reffering to. except i get the scientology mention, thats still relevant to today
    sebkoolon September 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI remember when this song first came out as one of the Oils earliest mainstream hits. The press got a hold of a sensationalist story that Pete's tall frame and bald noggin exhibited in the US Forces"video was scaring young children, He was definately öne out of the box (an original) let's hope he still is.

    Patience "put urself on par", maybe Pete is the great sleeper, paying his Labour Party dues while waiting to move up the ladder towards becoming PM, politics is a slow moving machiavellian game. He's definitely one of the best public speakers I've ever heard and his track record for being a true humanitarian before become a poly was exceptional.
    wasimon September 15, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis is about me n da brudda's n how ptwer gawwet use to cware bout us, n so did kwevin wudd, but den day obandoned de brudda's n aborigines...and stwole our land and they make us pay for shit n petrol to sniff, and de taxes we pay r unfwair cause we black n shouldnt have to pay em... so catchya cunts
    Burger22on June 23, 2010   Link

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