Let No​-​one Be Left Behind

by The Same Boat

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The world's in crisis.
War, persecution, poverty, economic collapse and environmental degradation are forcing people to find a better life.
Since the dawn of humanity, it's always been this way.

We have the knowledge and ability to change things for the better.
"The Same Boat" is dedicated to unity, solidarity and justice.
We only have one earth and everything is interconnected.
We are all boat people.

"The Same Boat" play an energetic, uplifting and inspiring mix
that's sure to have an affect on both feet and mind!

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released March 8, 2016

All songs are original compositions ℗2015 The Same Boat
All songs recorded at Wax Cylinders Studio, Australia 2015
Produced by Lewington - Allen
Mastered by Joe Carra at Crystal Mastering, Melbourne, Australia

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Track Name: Keep It In The Ground
You try to tell us it's good for humanity
To drag us back to the 19th century
Keep it in the ground
​Keep it in the ground

You say that turbines are a blight on the eyes
While dirty smoke stacks are pollutin' my skies
​Keep it in the ground
​Keep it in the ground

If the gas doesn't kill you
The dust is gonna fill up your lungs
Black cloud on the future
Your greed is gonna block out the sun

​Keep it in the ground
​Keep it in the ground
Track Name: Leave Me The Hell Alone
Stop trying to control me
Stop telling me what to do
You can try to intimidate me all that you like
But I'm never gonna be like you
Stop searching through my emails
Stop tapping my telephone
Get your cameras out of my private life
Just leave me the hell alone

I don't look into your bedroom
So stop prying into mine
I don't pay no mind to your business
And that suits me just fine
I ain't no two-faced charlatan like you
And committed no serious crimes
I'm just trying to survive the best that I can
And you're just wasting my time

You stick your nose in where it don't belong
And you've been grubby hypocrites all along
And the fact that you go to such great lengths
Is a sign of weakness not strength

If you don't want to see it
Well no-one's forcing you to watch
And if you don't want to hear it
Then stop listening so goddamn much
You say you don't want to feel it
But it seems that you like to touch
And what makes you think you can tell me who to love?
Who made you the judge?
Track Name: The Fool's Black Gold
In the frenzy to extract the fool's black gold
The highest bidder wins the day
Now a gigantic gash, as barren as their souls
Scars the place where our hearts used to lay

Yellowbacks and gliders and dugongs disappear
As the "patriots" bleed country dry
200 years and an ocean of tears
The "dreaming" and the "nightmare" collide

At night the children are restless in bed
And the sandman is stricken with grief
The coat of arms is turned on its head
As the clock runs down on the reef

Pacha mama unleashes her fearsome temper
We're reaping what the powerful have sown
Avenging those who dared to offend her
Now waves crash into our homes

And while she falters and struggles to heal
The polar bears die by the week
There are those who find profit has much more appeal
And have mastered the art of double speak

In the corridors of power great deals are done
That fatten the pockets of the few
And for a mess of pottage they'll sell off the farm
Is this really the best we can do?
Track Name: Billy Brewer
They broke Billy Brewer's mother's heart in two
The day they came and took him away
They told her "half-castes" couldn't fit in
And it would be better this way
They gave him a name, they gave him a god
They taught him to feel guilt and shame
And if anybody needed a scapegoat
It was Billy who would always get blamed

He would learn how to steal, he would learn how to cheat
He would learn how to finish a fight
And he would learn the hard facts of life
When the priest came to his room in the night
He couldn't remember a day of peace
He'd been followed by trouble and strife
They said he transgressed society
But he'd been transgressed against all his life

They chained him when they should have saved him
The prison he was in was the colour of his skin
Coz he wouldn't live the white man's way

Billy couldn't stop the civil war
That was raging inside his head
A bottle of vodka, a litre of scotch
Two injured and another dead
The next morning when he woke up
He found himself in a prison cell
Yesterday he lived in purgatory
Today he had gone straight to hell

Detective Thompson said "He's going down"
Knowing a white jury would never acquit
Twenty five years hard labour
For a murder that he didn't commit
They broke his ribs, they broke his face
Eventually his spirit and mind
There are none so deaf that refuse to hear
Those who refuse to see are so blind

They framed him when they should have saved him
The prison he was in was the colour of his skin
Coz he wouldn't live the white man's way
Track Name: Lock The Gates
Hey man, why is the water on fire?
Hey man, why are the animals dying?
Lock the gates

Hey man, what's that terrible smell?
Hey man, why does my skin itch like hell?
Lock the gates

The man in the suit said it would be OK
The man in the suit never came out here anyway
Lock the gates

Hey government man, who tells you what to say?
Government man gonna run that company one day
Lock the gates
Track Name: Fight For It
Beware of those who would seek to divide
Because their names are designed to hurt you
And hypocrites who deceive and connive
Who preach at you their morals and virtues
Never tolerate or seek to excuse
Those who oppress, who commit the abuse
Life is a search for meaning and truth
It's a rite of passage for youth
You've got to lead the way

You want life, you want love
You want hope you've gotta fight for it
You want freedom, you want justice
You want peace you've gotta fight for it

Avoid cynics who demoralise
They hope to confuse and disarm you
And manipulators that hypnotise
They only want to use and harm you
It's essential that you recognise
And pay heed to the warning signs
Do understand you need to open your eyes
The truth lies between the lies
It's always been that way

You want life, you want love
You want hope you've gotta fight for it
You want freedom, you want justice
You want peace you've gotta fight for it

Surround yourselves with those who accept
Cause there are many different from you
And treat others with respect
They will be there to protect you
We all get it wrong every now and then
Think twice before you judge or condemn
Often enemies turn out to be friends
You're who you are because of them
The song remains the same

You want life, you want love
You want hope you've gotta fight for it
You want freedom, you want justice
You want peace you've gotta fight for it
You want respect, you want a future
You want the truth you've gotta fight for it
You want reason, you want a union
You want rights you've gotta fight for it
Track Name: 100,000 Nazis At The Bottom Of The Sea
The fox is in the chicken coup, the crows are in the corn
The rat's in the ceiling kicking up a storm
The dog's out the back barking up the wrong tree
And there's 100,000 Nazis at the bottom of the sea!

'64 Studebaker's rusting in the shed
Mama's in the kitchen baking up some bread
Poppa's on the porch playing spoons on his knee
And there's 100,000 Nazis at the bottom of the sea!

The singer channels De La Rocha surfing off the stage
The lead guitarist thinks he's the next Jimmy Page
The bass player's grooving but in the wrong key
And there's 100,000 Nazis at the bottom of the sea!

The President is in the toilet shooting up smack
The PM is dealing with a dose of the clap
Lizzie and The Duke are pouring whiskey in their tea
And there's 100,000 Nazis at the bottom of the sea!

Il Duce's demoralised, the Fuehrer's in a rut
The Grand Wizard's in Selma going off his nut
Some say that it's enough while others disagree
100,000 Nazis at the bottom of the sea!
Track Name: Far Below
Near the ruins of the mansions that slavery built
Idle factories sit where workers were exploited to the hilt
The rich conducted business with avarice and guile
They squandered Mother Nature and lived it up in style
Generous in bombast but miserly in deed
The prisons overflowed with those who disagreed
The ideals delivered so little yet had promised so much
So easy to reach out for but so difficult to touch

Far below from where bald eagles once soared
The sacred scrolls of Liberty soundly sleep
Now the sun, it don't shine there no more
And the Lady in the harbour softly weeps

The message of the scriptures saturated the neighbourhoods
From Modesto to Orlando, finely honed in "Hollywood"
They thought they were exceptional with providence on their side
But the prophets got so frightened they had to run away and hide
Priests and Pentecostals started doubting their beliefs
Going through the motions and desperate for relief
The pious shook their heads and dropped down to their knees
As God offloaded his portfolio and invested overseas

The tired, poor, huddled masses, homeless and tempest tossed
Swelled the ranks of the destitute, demoralised and lost
Many had joined the military at incalculable cost
At the end of the rainbow, gold had turned to rust
With the multitudes distracted by their spectacles and games
Captain America split the joint with his ill-gotten gains
In the scramble for the lifeboats covenants were ignored
They trampled on their peons and threw them overboard

They say it's always darkest right before the dawn
It's always the most painful before a baby's born
It's always the calmest just before the storm
It's always the hardest to forgive and carry on
But finally the young had unshackled their minds
They shook off their illusions and left the past behind
With ideas and exuberance they swapped their guns for pens
They dismantled the edifice and started again

Far below from where bald eagles soar
The sacred scrolls of Liberty can be seen
Now the sun, it can shine there once more
And finally the world can get some peace
Track Name: When You Corner Me
We live like cockroaches
Because you live like kings
You've brutalised us and terrorised us
And stolen nearly everything
You can try to crush our spirit
Try to take away our dignity
But in the end you'll only vanquish
Your own humanity

When you corner me I will strike out at you
And we'll both live with our backs against the wall
But if you show me compassion
I'll show you empathy
And we'll be there to catch each other if we fall

You can stop the sun from burning
Turn day into night
You can stop the earth from turning
But not my will for life
And if you only knew about the
Crimes committed in your name
So much pain caused by so few
You'd surely hang your head in shame

When you corner me I will strike out at you
And we'll both live with our backs against the wall
But if you show me compassion
I'll show you empathy
And we'll be there to catch each other if we fall

Are we just a computer game
The other on your TV screen
No soul, no feeling, no home, no name
No-one there to hear our scream
Have we not endured hardship?
Have we not suffered enough?
Do we not deserve compassion?
Has the world run out of love?
Track Name: Hotel Guantanamo Bay
My Darling Fatima, I write you this letter
I know it won't reach you, I have no paper or pen
But I must tell you how much I miss you
So I'll inscribe it on the walls of the inside of my head

I thought I could be strong and that my faith would guide me
And anything they did to me I could endure
But year after year of unrelenting isolation
There's little left deep down for me to be sure

The constant screaming in the cages beside me
Haunts my dreams and wakes me up in the night
Every day more and more I feel God has abandoned me
And gradually I'm succumbing and losing my will to fight

As I stare into the abyss and the darkness that's befallen me
I go back to the landscapes and the mountains
It's all I have left now that my eyes are failing me
I see only the pale shapes of these khaki-coloured demons

Look me in the eye you cowards and savages
Before you pull that bag over my head once again
The burning hot sand is nothing compared
To the searing imprint of your depravity on my brain

And I feel like a bird in a cage
Like a dead man has danced on my grave
And home feels like ten billion light years away
From the Hotel Guantanamo Bay

Those eyes that taunt me through the peephole
And these bastard chains bite deep into my soul
And these feelings of revenge spiral out of control
Cause they can't replace the years of my life that they stole

And I feel like I'm slipping away
And I pray to God every day
Someday soon I'll be let out of this place
The Hotel Guantanamo Bay