When I Hear A Bush Song – Terry and Jenny Bennetts Keith Lethbridge

When I Hear A Bush Song

When I hear a bush song my thoughts just drift away
To another time and place, far from my working day
I hear songs of our Australia, her people and the land
I hear songs sung from the heart, in words I can understand
That music takes me far away from here
To a way of life that will surely disappear
And if only for a moment in my day
All troubles and cares just fade away

When I hear a bush song, in my mind I can see
The pictures those ballads, paint of our beautiful country
The history of our nation on a canvas rich and rare,
We’ve been waltzing with Matilda, we’ve Advanced Australia Fair.
There are songs of now and songs of long ago
Back when the horse was swift and the pace of life was slow
And if only for a moment in my day
All troubles and cares just fade away

“I see our land in times of drought, and of flooding rains
I see our young men marching off to war, that would test our resolve again”
I see an old fella sitting on a river bank, fishing pole in hand,
The yellow belly are biting and there’s a song across the land.

So when you hear a bush song, just let your mind run free
And let it take you places, you never thought you could be
From a station in the outback, over ranges to the sea
And you can walk a mile in a Bush Man’s shoes, imagine how that life could be
Their words remind us all where we belong
You can see and feel the real Australia in these songs
And if only for a moment in your day
Let your troubles and cares just fade away
And if only for a moment in your day
All troubles and cares just fade away

When I Hear A Bush Song  © Terry and Jenny Bennetts/Keith Lethbridge
Written by Terry and Jenny Bennetts and Keith Lethbridge

Recorded by Terry Bennetts from the Salt of the Earth album

 

Copyright © Terry and Jenny