Where the Curlew Cries

from Versailles ep by Eddie Cole

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There's no escape from this island
From her rocky windswept shore
From her gently sloping valleys
To the dry and dusty ford

By rugged mountain ranges
We are barred hemmed in before
Stronger than shackles of iron
Flailing whips of leather cords

Let me die before my children
On the wind my ashes fly
In the forest of Australia
Down where the curlew cries

Long before the ships of England
Brought the curse upon this land
The ground was worked before them
Ochre jewel across the sea

By the people of the mountains
By the people of the plains
Kimberley to Tasmania
Barwon River to Buckley's day

So we strive in frontier country
Blood on blood passion and rage
Desperate souls fight for survival
Indigene and convict slave

Now bushranger robber barons
Rape the land and bleach the tide
No more chains of iron
Shackled hearts still remain


from Versailles ep, released October 25, 2018


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Eddie Cole Monbulk, Australia

Eddie Cole is an artist from the hills east of Melbourne Australia. He plays a blend of gospel infused roots folk.
He has played festivals, shared bills with legends along with performing his own headlining shows.

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