Thursday, 2 August 2018

Robbie Roberson - Somewhere Down the Cray River

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ROBBIE ROBERTSON - Somewhee Down the Crazy River

BAD GOING DOWN

I was half watching an Australian movie, it was a bit slow. I picked up my phone and made a few notes as I was watching. By the time the movie had finished I had the start of something. I looked at these notes the next day and come up with  Bad Going Down  which is very loosely based on the movie. Saying that I don't think you get Navajo Indians in Australia. I did say loosely based.

BAD GOING DOWN

It's desolate dangerous
45 in the shade
dust swirls up
from the arid winds
the only ones left now
are ones who have sinned
the inbreds, losers, hookers and dead

there's bad going down
near Old Crow's creek
things you don't see
things you don't speak

It's desolate dangerous
45 in the shade
many a hazard
this sweltering heat
the day burns you up
there's things ready in wait
vultures, scorpions, spiders and snakes

It's desolate dangerous
45 in the shade
he came back
to this hell on earth
a place from his past
'don't sell our lands to them'
a Navajo Indian speaks in old tongue

there's bad going down
near Old Crow's creek
things you don't see
things you don't speak

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