DECLARATION

Declaration

DECLARATION
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1. Declaration
2. Ambivalence
3. Be The Change
4. Bleeding Hearts
5. Onward / Upward
6. Determination Calls
7. Promises Made
8. Reach Out
9. Asylum
10. One World
11. Turning Points
12. The Crucible
13. Closing The Gap


1. DECLARATION

This is our declaration

Staying true to what we believe
We’re not here to fucking deceive
With hearts on our sleeves we give it all
No boundaries here
Just heart and soul

No divisions, No exclusions
No ego’s, and no delusions
With open minds and opportunity
With open eyes and positivity
We will break the mould

This is our declaration

Give it all – declaration
Break the mould – declaration

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2. AMBIVALENCE

Every single day
I see the same mistakes
I see the same old problems
That always makes me think
How can we stand by
And how can we reject
When the issues that we face are the ones that we create

Have we done enough, have we done enough

Every person has a part to play
As everyone has a voice
It’s whether or not we take up the struggle
Or let others take the fight
First to point the finger
And last of all who follow
And for all of the wrong reasons
We chastise those who lead the way

Have we done enough, have we done enough

We only have ourselves to blame
For our own ambivalence
We only have ourselves to blame
For our own inactions

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3. BE THE CHANGE

We are damaged beyond repair
We stand for nothing
We don’t even care
A breaking point in our community
That’s drowning in disrepair

Never dreamed about a perfect world
Never thought we had it right
Things just seem to get worse and worse
Is there and end in sight?

Broken promises and shattered dreams
Empty threats and failed schemes
Hollow words and clouded judgement
Shallow motives lacking substance

Look around and see the ways
Be the fix, be the change
Don’t run and hide, do or die
Turn the tide, fight the fight

We need to set the standard
Be the change we want to make

For years we have been saying that we don’t care
Maybe it’s time that we do our share

If we don’t even care
No one will give a shit
Take pride in what we have
Be the change we want to make

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4. BLEEDING HEARTS

At some point we all have to choose
How much we give
And contribute
The choice is ours to make
To stand for something
Or stand for nothing
And always be left wondering
What could have been?

I’d prefer to have this bleeding heart
Than to have no conscience at all
At least this heart will help me through dark times
When everything else fails

It’s not a weakness to show passion
It’s a strength
To show commitment
And dedication
We should always strive
To make an impact
To leave a mark on the world
Through our fortitude

These bleeding hearts
Will help us through

Stand for something or stand for nothing
The choice is up to you

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5. ONWARD / UPWARD

Redefined
Looking for progress
Stagnating for far too long
Obstacles at every turn
Relevance
Reveals itself in time
Frustration and apathy
Desperation driving me

Give me the strength to overcome
Cancel out the pressure, push away the fear
Give me the strength to overcome
Give me a reason to believe again

Perspective forms my clarity
Stepping back to breathe
Confronted by relief
Realization compounds and reveals
There is another way
To balance out the pain

Taking each day as it comes
I will make it count
Each day that I’m still here
I won’t take my life for granted

Taking two steps forward
And never looking back
Eyes firmly on horizons
Not buried in the past
With resolve and a sense of anticipation
I’m ready for tomorrow
Ready to make it count
This is the first day
Of the rest of my life

Onward and upward
I’ll make it count

This is the first day of the rest of my life

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6. DETERMINATION CALLS

Always been encouraged
To set the bar high, go after my goals
Never accept anything less
To put the best foot forward
Day after day
I don’t want to have regrets
When I look back at the life I’ve made

I’m struggling each day
Just to stay afloat
Landscapes that keep changing
Are testing my resolve
I will avoid the pitfalls
No matter what the cost
The focussed mind see’s clearly
When determination calls

Life isn’t always easy
I’m finding out, the hard way
That nothing of worth comes lightly
Temptation is everywhere
To take the easy option
But through all, the hard work
I will find my true purpose

Keep moving forward
Goals in plain sight
Always trust your heart

This is the first day of the rest of my life

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7. PROMISES MADE

Accountability and transparency
Is all we’ve ever wanted
Humility not headlines
Actions over words
Complacency breeds acceptance
In troubled times that yield darkness
More Questions are left than answers

Promises made are not words that fade
Promises made will not be forgotten

Achievement at any cost
Performance based on results,
But history reflects fact
What legacy are we aiming for?
Problems are not solved
By cutting back on resource
Scare tactics and silence
How much longer can we suffer
The public must take action, NOW!

Promises made are not words that fade
Promises made will not be forgotten
The agenda’s becoming clearer
We can only fear what ‘s next to come
With liars as our leaders

Promises made are not words that fade
Promises made will not be forgotten

This is the first day of the rest of my life

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8. REACH OUT

Reach out
To all your mates
Reach out
Every Single day
Sometimes the smallest words carry the most weight
Reach out
And light the way

All it takes is one person to listen,
That can make all the difference in the world,
All it takes is a few words and a little sympathy,
To provide some comfort and show some clarity
Just remember
That you’re not alone
Just remember
That we’re here for you
These simple words when paired with understanding
Can be the strength
That pulls your loved ones through

This affirmation brings
This affirmation brings
This affirmation brings new hope
That things are finally getting better

Reach out
To all your mates
Reach out
Every Single day
Sometimes the smallest words carry the most weight
Reach out
And light the way

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9. ASYLUM

Since when was it a crime to seek a better life
If we turn our backs
We are condemning the helpless
This nation has a responsibility to the help those in need

People’s lives, hang in the balance
While we argue about cultural decline
Have some fucking heart
For the less fortunate
Who want nothing more than to live free

No crime has been committed
Yet detainment awaits
Those who cross the waters
In search of asylum
Enough is enough
We want basic human rights and equality for all

We forgot about the people
Where was our empathy
Too concerned about economy
Racism dressed as policy

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10. ONE WORLD

Move on
Let’s learn from past mistakes
And learn to live as one civilised race
We are all alike, yet there is hierarchy
That exists within all societies
Since when did skin colour make the man?
And dollar signs mean more than helping hands
Break free from the binds of yesterday
Shape a better world, let’s start today

One World without borders, nothing to hold us back
We’re all in this together, one nation fighting back
One World without borders, nothing to hold us back
One world for all to prosper, one world for everyone

We’ve seen it all before
Lines drawn where there were none before
We are all part of the human race
A concept lost on most of us
Together we can prosper
And together we can achieve
Only when we walk to together
Will we ever find peace

One World without borders, nothing to hold us back
We’re all in this together, one nation fighting back
One World without borders, nothing to hold us back
We’re all in this together, one nation fighting back
One world for all to prosper, one world for everyone

One World for all to prosper
One world for everyone

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11. TURNING POINTS

Something, has got to give
A test of character too common faced
Turning points reached in my life
Have forced this change in attitude
That’s held me Back

It’s not walking away
It’s making a call
To find more meaning
To find what I’m looking for

Things got out of hand
I’ve been pushed too far
Now I’m pushing back,
Taking back control

This is my chance
To make bold decisions
On how I will continue
To face each day

Something, has got to give
A test of character too common faced
Turning points reached in my life
Have forced this change in attitude
That’s held me back
I must stay true, to myself

Rise above the surface
Or drown in the negative
These defining moments
Will shape the future

Sometimes we lose sight of the balance
Don’t be consumed by the things that do not matter
Find solace where you can

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13. CLOSING THE GAP

I believe, that the stats say it all
The Indigenous nation of our country
Has been kept down, for far too long
Sure the PM said sorry, but really, what did that change
When the attitude of society remained the fucking same
Their a problem, a pest, a burden, a shame
This view from the majority who refuse any blame
We took their land and we stole their kids
Yet we don’t have compassion, and most don’t give a shit
And pretend it never happened

Stand up, old Australians
Let your true colours shine
We’re closing the gap
And it’s about fucking time

Literacy rates are still in decline
While thousands of others are living below the poverty line,
Life expectancy is still 10 years adrift
And the most basic of health care doesn’t even exist
With one in twenty headed for prison
And just as many without high school education
An indictment in itself
We have a white culture that doesn’t understand
That we have failed the true owners of our homeland

Stand up, old Australians
Let your true colours shine
We’re closing the gap
And it’s about fucking time

Acknowledgement starts here
We’ll heal together

At the end of this tunnel
We will find a light
Segregation will crumble
If we all unite
The tunnel was long
We will find that light
We will not fall
Our generation will fight

It’s up to us
Closing the gap
On every front

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