Somewhere Down The Line
Words and Music: Pat Drummond
For Steve and Lisa Ahern. In memory of 'Australia
Calling' and all who sailed her.
I've slept out under Western skies.
Watched the wattle morning rise.
I've shared the laughter in your eyes
the strength within your heart.
I came to make your stories mine.
I've learned a little every time
but every journey has a line
that leads back to the start.
Chorus: Until I see you all again, I wish you
lives untouched by pain;
a bumper wool clip for the shearing floor;
fields of ripened grain.
May life be sweet and love be kind and may
your heart be linked to mine
Until we meet again somewhere down the line.
From Broome to Bourke and back again;
from Castle Hill to Castlemaine;
Mungandi to Moulemein;
down corrugated tracks
Through tiny towns with mighty names
by nickel mines and opal claims
Till swept on like the summer flames,
this road has led me back
Waving fields of Queensland Cane;
The Daintree forest washed with rain;
White sea sand and black soil plain;
The Southern Ocean flecked with foam
The stars out on the Birdsville track;
The Winter snows on Crackenback.
These are the things that form a part of the
heritage of every heart
of everyone who ever called this country home.
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