This is a story of colonisation
It's a story that's been told before
It's the blood of indigenous races
On the hands of invading force
There's a government and an army
Not far from these north shores
And the tribesmen in the jungle
They fight a secret war

You won't read it in the papers
You won't even know the score
You won't see the mutilation
You won't know what the fighting's for
But the men with the bow and arrows
Facing guns of foreign power
They see the soldiers they see the shooting,
They see the planes and their villages burning
A secret, secret, secret war
A secret war

Refugees on you own back fence now
Why can't you open your door?
What's the matter with our own damn nation
Why can't we open our doors?
Secret, secret, secret war
Secret war
This is a secret war
A secret war, secret war
Secret war, secret war
Courage is the heart of the OPM now
What's in the heart of me and you?
Does it run in the heart of people for freedom?
Same as it flowed in the Kalkadoons, oh
Secret, secret, secret war

Secret war
This is a secret war

This is a story of colonisation
It's a story that's been told before
It's the blood of indigenous races
On the hands of invading force


Lyrics submitted by SmashTheElder

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