Sydney town 1885
Sulphur air and blackened skies
And you live your life in the pocket of a richer man
In the sheds and the docks and down the mines
From the back blocks of Queensland to the Goutre Line
Thanks for the money and they kick the strikers down with guns

We won't drop anchor till we reach Alta Mira sound
Heave away we're new Australia bound
Heave away we're new Australia bound
For virgin ground

In pucky little offices in Adelaide
You count company profits but you're underpaid
There must be more to life than the promise of another day
So collect the tools and pack your bags
The sea is calling hoist a brave new flag
We'll make history in the forests of Paraguay

We won't drop anchor till we reach Altermira sound
Heave away we're new Australia bound
Heave away we're new Australia bound
For virgin ground

Wide eyed romantics and a heartbreak dream
Your motives aren't what they seem
You've got your feet caked in Australian mud
And you can't deny what's in your blood
Under Paraguay skies and the nights so cold
You can forsake your country and lose your soul

You've got to run from your troubles, no need to stand your ground
Heave away we're new Australia bound
We won't drop anchor till we reach Alta Mira sound
Heave away we're new Australia bound
For virgin ground.


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