"Johnson's Aeroplane" as written by and Andrew Charles Farriss....
Four long lines one darker than the rest
Each one has a purpose making borders on the land
Farmer's pride you know he works real hard
From a small aeroplane you can see the fields

Heart shaped hedges
Japanese gardens
Heart shaped hedges
Japanese gardens

A place to work and grow [Repeat: x4]

Four long years one leaner than the rest
The animals are fed and the pasture's dry
Farmer's pride if the weather doesn't lie
From a small aeroplane you can see the sea
Lots of blue, very deep blue

A place to work and grow [Repeat: x4]

Johnson sees the fields from all the sides
Steel machines and black tar roads
Countryside where the spirit never dies
In his face all the history shows
Farmer's pride as the rains came down

Heart shaped hedges
Japanese gardens
Heart shaped hedges
Japanese gardens
Heart shaped hedges
Japanese gardens
Heart shaped hedges
Japanese gardens

A place to work and grow
A place to work and grow


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"Johnson's Aeroplane" as written by Andrew Charles Farriss

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  • +1
    General CommentMy second favorite INXS song, after The One Thing.
    The Swing is in my album rotation heavily for the first six months after it's release. This was a nifty and engaging tune, one that stuck in my head pretty good.
    Major Valoron July 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo what does it mean? There is clearly a story here, but what is it?
    wideawakeinatlon November 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe story is likely about the hardships farmers suffer during the long droughts Australia's famous for. Johnson's aeroplane is likely a crop-duster. In the end, the rains come down and the farmers no longer have to suffer.
    Robynatoron October 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy fave track from 'The swing'
    An excellent album.
    mirandajuneon September 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat tune about the long droughts Australia has had, especially when the first white settlers where there.
    Johnson is a farmer who only wants to earn a decent living.
    mrgrumbleon January 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing song. There is nothing quite like The Swing, in my eyes...

    I love "heartshaped hedges, Japanese gardens".
    EnduringChillon July 16, 2011   Link

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