Spirit of the Age

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Midnight Oil (also known informally as "The Oils" to fans), were an Australian alternative rock band from Sydney originally performing as Farm from 1972 with drummer Rob Hirst, bass guitarist Andrew James and keyboard player/lead guitarist Jim Moginie. While vocalist Peter Garrett was studying at Australian National University in Canberra, he answered an advertisement for a spot in Farm, and by 1975 the band was touring the east coast. By late 1976, Garrett moved to Sydney to complete his law degree, and Farm changed its name to Midnight Oil by drawing the name out of a hat. more »


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2000
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Spirit of the Age
There is an SOS of real distress, baby tears at the best address
Ambulance chasers won't confess, sun comes up and you're stuck

The ones and the zeros are flushing your pores,
You've been flamed in the dark and you're feeling sore
The drip feed rattle lures the innocent cattle
It is the only job in town

Yeah I know Spirit of the Age is coming home

Here it comes
A 747 is landing on your head
A hand reaches out and you find you're dead
Scared of the tarot and scared of the score
But you went in deep 'cause you needed more

But Karma is a boomerang and here it comes again
Feels like the country is a going round the bend

Yeah I know Spirit of the Age is coming home
There were a few blue singlets at the garage sale
No-one was cheering at the treasures they were clearing
Desperate fictions are in my book
Howl of the dashboard culture that shook

But Karma is a boomerang it's bound some down again 
Feels like the country is just a going round the bend

Yeah I know spirit of the Age is coming home

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Written by: JAMES MOGINIE, MARTIN ROTSEY, PETER GARRETT, ROBERT HIRST, WAYNE STEVENS

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