"Roll On" as written by and Christopher John Cheney....
Roll on

We'll roll on with our heads held high
Our conscience in the gutter
Our dreams up in the sky

The ship yards are deserted on the docks on Melbourne town
The wharfies standing strong
They gathered round to see what the union had to say
There's too much work and not enough pay
Say!

[Chorus]

We'll protest in peace keep the whole thing quiet
The last thing needed is a wage-fuelled riot
'Cos they don't really care
They're always standing there
Running from the outside
From the outside
Running from the outside world

Do you really care?
Why are you standing there?
Filming for the outside world
Do you really care?
Why are you standing there?
Filming for the outside world

Five weeks had passed when the union made it clear
Spirits slowly faded and the end was getting near
You see you're all expendable
And when all is said and done
You'll go back to work tomorrow
Or meet your new replacement son
Roll on

[Chorus]


Lyrics submitted by WrathofCarnage

"Roll On" as written by Chris Cheney

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    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG!
    reminds me of being a drunken pirate
    Werdon May 02, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:):):) mad song :):):)
    skatoonist_sazzyon July 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentlmao, thats frigin hilarious Werd, not what i expected to see, hahahaha.

    this song is about a strike. simple. done.
    justanotherkyddon July 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentExcellent driving tune. Here in Toronto, there is city workers on strike and I am sick of hearing about it....so I called the radio station EDGE 102.1 fm...and dedicated this song to all the strikers. WOOOOOOOO HOOOOOO

    I can tell you, they had a lot of angry callers after that.
    Drink_and_Fighton July 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentlol thats funny. yeah, this song roxz0rz.
    marc-on August 31, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think the band put it best when they said "a stomping song for the underdog".if anyone's really overly interested, go to the MUA(maritime workers union, i think)site to read up on all the late 90's wharfie strikes that this was written about....v.cool
    ps.drunken pirate?lol
    squeeon September 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commentsquee is probably right.

    I was just learning about a mining strike that was organized by this dude in the 1900's that got all the immigrants and everyone (the union) to strike, and they got 90% of the mines closed. They wouldnt go back to work unless they get better pay.

    This song rox.
    foreignmanon September 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentDoesnt this song just remind you of a summer morning? if you wake up to it on a sunny day youll see what im talking about
    H2OGOPunxon April 03, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI know what you're talking about H2OGOPunx.....
    stickboy20on May 01, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about dock workers in melbourne australia going on strike. the song's got such a fucking catch beat
    epp88on June 21, 2004   Link

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