Down Under Lyrics - Men at Work

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Traveling in a fried-out combie
On a hippie trail, head full of zombie
I met a strange lady, she made me nervous
She took me in and gave me breakfast
And she said,

"Do you come from a land down under?
Where women glow and men plunder?
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover."

Buying bread from a man in Brussels
He was six-foot-four and full of muscles
I said, "Do you speak-a my language?"
He just smiled and gave me a vegemite sandwich
And he said,

"I come from a land down under
Where beer does flow and men chunder
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Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover."



Lyin' in a den in Bombay
With a slack jaw, and not much to say
I said to the man, "Are you trying to tempt me
Because I come from the land of plenty?"
And he said,

"Do you come from a land down under?
Where women glow and men plunder?
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover."
Yeah!

Living in a land down under
Where women glow and men plunder
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover!

Living in a land down under
Where women glow and men plunder
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover!






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Their Greatest Hit | Reviewer: colin taylor | 2/25/13

Anonymous are you sure they were successfully sued for 80%? I heard 90% was asked for but the copyright owners of the kookaburra song only got 5% (and that's all they deserved. They didn't even know the riff was in the song until it came out on the T.V. show "Spicks and Specks"

Cool song, what word? | Reviewer: Somebody | 1/3/12

I love this song, and if it wasn't for my mum, i wouldn't know it! She said there was a word right at the end of the song that sounded like; 'jam jar' :P that has been bothering me for ages what the word actually was!

26th May 1972 Where it all began. | Reviewer: Frank Roland May | 6/27/11

Song lyrics were written by myself on the 26th of May 1972, at the Great Western Festival in Lincolnshire UK. Colin created an acoustic version quite different from the one we all know at the same time. There was four of us in the back of Colin's van sheltering from the rain when it all came together. One was Beth, the lady who cooked me breakfast, there was Rich, Colin and myself. Colin was still driving his original Kombi in 1998 when he performed the alternative guitar music with the song at the 12 Bar Club in London. The song lyrics is about Colin Hay (though he is a tad under 5ft 4") and what happened to that morning before and during the meeting with the group. As for the song best thing I ever did, and no doubt the best thing Colin ever did with regard to the music.

I can"t believe it | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/7/10

Its ridiculous that they got sued for the kookabera. That song is over 70 years old, and the writer long dead. The reason a record company can sue for the rights of songs of dead artists is beyond me. For those who don't know, the record company is getting 60% of the profit made on this song.

kookaburra | Reviewer: baileyy | 2/5/10

I love the kookaburra bit I play flute I am going to learn to plaay it XD
the songs got a really good rythym and tune and its so catchy I love dancing to it and it was way before my time but its still a classic hit!

Can't you hear the thunder? | Reviewer: RedAce | 1/26/10

You Ozzers really proud of this aintya?
Well you should be - its one of the greats.
You won't always have The Ashes, but at least you'll always have this awesome song.
Now I'd better run, better take cover, 'cos you're all six-foot-four and full of muscles.

Gut stuff | Reviewer: peter | 9/22/09

There is something mysterious about this song. It is Australia in 1980'ies but it also transcends it. It occassionally gives me light goose bumbs. Others? THE WORST HANGOVER EVER (The Offspring), GO JOHNNY GO (Eruption), HOW BIZARRE (OMC), WHAT'S UP? (4 Non Blonds). Let's enjoy and love... Peter.

the best ever! | Reviewer: Israel Guzman Jr | 9/29/08

ok this awesome song was a real hit in Puerto Rico in the early 80's (my time!)and I swear that I always sang it or mumble the words that sounded the same. Almost 30 years later (today) I can sing the whole song!!!!!!!! thank you!!!!!!!!!...Israel guzman jr

Awesome | Reviewer: Krissy | 8/8/07

Men at work i listen to this like every day i love it soooo much its awesome it makes me relax and ya live it learn it love it </3

this is the best song ever | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/7/07

this song is great me and my friend love this song it is one of our songs and it is just a top song it is great GO MEN AT WORK !!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is really the greatest song | Reviewer: Moldi | 5/24/07

The rhythm and the sound is one of the best there is. The song is about Australia at least i think that it is. It is one of the greatest songs ever made. The video is also okay and everything is just great. I would like to cover this song but i will see if my friends agree with the idea. That rhythm is so strong. Some songs just have the energy that no other has. For me this is really the greatest song. After that goes It's the end of the world as we know it-rem, Blister in the sun-Violent femmes, Drug me, Pull my strings-Dead Kennedys, Our House, One step beyond-Madness, My perfect cousin-Undertones, Ona se budi, Pazite na decu and all songs from Sarlo Akrobata, Moja lepa pesma-Disciplin A Kichme, NoMeansNo- few songs can't deside wich. There are alot of great songs but unfourtunetly there is more bad songs then good songs.

ROCK ON !!!!!!!!!!!!! | Reviewer: josef | 6/29/06

the worlds greatest song well i think so any way and i think it should have a bit of the words in our (Australia's) national anthem ROCK ON!!!!!! MEN AT WORK



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