"Refugees" as written by Brett Anderson and Bernard Joseph Butler....
You are the dust and,
I am the rain,
Lets go out in the rust and
Let's gather the change

Let's take to the streets
You and I we're life's refugees
But like Bonnie and Clyde we're free
Don't say there's nothing between us

You stain the pavements
I'll take the blame
Our love is our savior
Our life is our grave

Let's take to the streets
You and I we're life's refugees
But like Bonnie and Clyde we're free
Don't say there's nothing between us

â??Cause we're all refugees
And we're all drifting like leaves
But like Bonnie and Clyde we're free
Don't say there's nothing between us

We'll live for the sunshine
And smile through the rain

And we're all refugees
And we're all drifting like leaves
But like Bonnie and Clyde we're free
Don't say there's nothing between us

So let's take to the streets
You and I compete with the freaks
And like Bonnie and Clyde we're free
Don't say there's nothing between us

Well there's nothing between us
Well there's nothing between us


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"Refugees" as written by Mike Bloomfield Al Kooper

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    General CommentFar be it for me to question Songmeaningsuser and Brett himself, but there's clearly a lot more to it than that. If anything, it's an answer to the ignorant tabloid-stirred public attitude to refugees, saying that in a sense we are all refugees. But like in other songs on this album, there's a general feeling of being rootless in his 'own country'. The Bonnie and Clyde reference is particularly important, showing that he sees him and his companion as being outlaws.
    Ad_Nauseamon July 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAccording to Brett, it's about the public's attitudes towards asylum seekers.
    Songmeaningsuseron April 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lyrics are wrong, the correct lyrics are:

    You are the dust and
    I am the rain
    Let's go out in the rust and
    Let''s gather the change

    Let's take to the streets
    You and I we're life's refugees
    But like Bonnie andp Clyde we're free
    Don't say there's nothing between us

    You stain the pavements
    I'll take the blame
    Our love is our saviour
    Our life is our grave

    Let's take to the streets
    You and I we're life's refugees
    But like Bonnie and Clyde we're free
    Don't say there's nothing between us

    'Cause we're all refugees
    And we're all drifting like leaves
    But like Bonnie and Clyde we're free
    Don't say there's nothing between us

    We'll live for the sunshine
    And smile through the rain

    And we're all refugees
    And we're all drifting like leaves
    But like Bonnie and Clyde we're free
    Don't say there's nothing between us

    So let's take to the streets
    You and I compete with the freaks
    And like Bonnie and Clyde we're free
    Don't say there's nothing between us

    Well there's nothing between us
    Well there's nothing between us
    Eatcarpeton July 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's too easy compared to what Brett and Bernard have made earlier.
    Corto Malteseon July 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's still fucking awesome in my book.
    InsomniacUKon July 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song. not just cuz im a real refugee
    bibaon December 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoes anyone know what he's saying in the begining of the song
    bibaon January 22, 2006   Link

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