"Company Sin" as written by John Aka Johne Battle Battle, Jason "iceberg" Lary, Jesse Mobley, Rashead Webb, Jevon (pka "dj Len") Moore, M. Blackmon and J. Prister....
Ben got a job at the mine along the way.
He said everything was fine until that fatefulday .
That's when his life, started to change.
The day he went to help and go blow up that Mountain Range.

Ben Moved to town a year ago or maybe more
Straight out of High School
the whole world he had in store
Wanted to travel, needed some dough
Everybody worked the mine why should he say no.

Don't ask him why
Now things for him have changed
It's not his land, they're not his song's
He can't work out why he don't belong,

He part of Company
part of Company Sin.
Won't someone please tell the lad,
when Humbug did begin.

Now legend has it or so they say,
The Bones of an Ancient People,
Yeah, that's where they lay and,
Their Descendents, Hold close to Heart.
Oh that Mountain Range Ben was helping blow apart

And as I said for Ben things weren't quite right.
Now he's waking up, screaming every single night.
Hearing voices in a different tongue,
The screaming of the Old, the screaming of the Young

He part of Company
part of Company Sin.
Won't someone please tell the lad,
when Humbug did begin.

Now Ben moved on, job left him a while back
Now his thanking God that his boss gave him the sack.
But in the mirror, yes he can face.
The day he stopped helping go blow up that Sacred Place

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    General CommentI love the Beat to this song! Its about a young guy getting a job in a mine, somewhere in Australia. He needs some money, so why not work the mines? Seems logical. But then he dreams of the Sacred place which he and the company are intruding on. This "Sacred Place' is a Spiritual site for the Aboriginal people of Australia. So the guilt builds up and he is plagued by these dreams, seeing faces of the ancestors of the aboriginal people and the spirits of the land. So when he is sacked, he's relieved that he is not part of this Company Sin.

    This song is very deals with a BIG issue in Australia. The treatment of aboriginal sacred land is an issue that is pushed to the side by the government and all the one's before it. Some pieces of land have been 'given' back to them, such as Uluru (Ayres Rock), but the majority of land they hold sacred, is used for mining, development, tree plantations etc. Alot of the places they really want back are out of the question. Could you imagine John Howard handing over Port Jackson??

    Just a couple of lines need editing in the Lyrics:

    "Dont ask him why" then its: "he can't explain"

    After T"he screaming of the Old.......Young" there is a repeat of the pre chorus "Dont ask him why...."
    Lauren25on December 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is very.... *topical and*... deals
    Soz bout the spelling and stuff
    Lauren25on December 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI m with you Lauren and I noticed the typos too. But WOW this is so deep. It s a beautiful song.
    looking_for_meaningon January 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDefinately a well balanced song. The beat of it is just great, I feel bad for not sussing out the lyrics sooner, they're such a great story. Johnnie B is an excellent story teller and it's just another great example.
    Lomiothielon February 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think the aborigional point is correct, but it also strikes on the intrusion of any of us into ancient land. Whether it's building highways over North American Native burial grounds, or digging mines into Australia Aborigional burial sites, it's the same sentiment.
    Plantmiesteron April 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSo different...... its got a great opening with all the weird arse sounds and the chorus is realy catchy
    Jed_91_pepperson February 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentCommit sin.[fuck with mother nature]
    Bare the consequence.[it'll all get back on your karma]
    THNDRon June 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIts about a boy out of high school who want to travel and he needs money so he goes to the north west of austraila, and he realizes that the mine that he is working on is sacred grounds so he starts getting bad luck. Source John Butler lol
    baxs893on November 05, 2007   Link

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