"Minutes To Midnight" as written by Martin Rotsey, Peter Gifford, Robert Hirst, James Moginie and Peter Garrett....
Everybody say god is a good man
Ah, clock on the world
Driving a dump truck up to the sun
A sigh in the human heart

I look at the clock on the wall
It says three minutes to midnight
Faith is blind when we're so near
Phar Lap floating in a jar
Seas full of submarines, A.W.A.C.'s like flies
Truth gets harder to define
Talking in tongues
But the dancer's hand grips the rail
And fingers will blister on the 88's
Hope drains out of the side of the page

But ear's can't hear
What eyes don't see
And you can't see me

Everybody say God is a good man
Everybody say 1,2,3
Set up those gunsights in H.G. Wells backyard
I.C.B.M's, S.S.20's they lie so dormant they got so many
Remember your childhood
Remember the journey
Hope is what you say and do

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"Minutes to Midnight" as written by Martin Rotsey James Moginie

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    General CommentThe Doomsday Clock ?
    chrisb1on November 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHe speaks of the rapture. At least that's what I see...
    SayWhatever...on November 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it is likely to be the doomsday clock which got closer to midnight when the Atomic Scientists saw the world getting closer to nuclear annihilation. Though there are Christian overtones of Armageddeon, etc, also.

    I always got the impression that Midnight Oil placed the blame squarely on man for causing many problems and gave them responsibility to try and solve them. Unlike many fundies in the US who practically clap their hands with glee when there is more conflict and get excited that maybe all the conflict will lead to Christ's second coming and the rapture.
    sbfisheron December 10, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"Remember your childhood........" What goes wrong in the transition from childhood innocence to 'grown ups'?
    Sunnyhillon November 06, 2012   Link

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