Happy Australia Day!



Today, as I wish you all a Happy Australia Day, I am counting my Blessings and feeling so grateful for this place I call home.  I feel moved every time I hear these words and would like to share them with you...titled "I Am Australian" written by Bruce Woodley.






I came from the dreamtime
From the dusty red-soil plains
I am the ancient heart
The keeper of the flames
I stood upon the rocky shore
I watched the tall ships come
For forty thousand years I've been the first Australian

I came upon the prison ships
Bound down by iron chains
I cured the land
Endured the lash
And waited for the rains
I'm a settler
I'm a farmers wife
On a dry and barren run
A convict and a free man
I became Australian

I'm a daughter of a digger
Who sought the mother load
The girl became a women
On the long and dusty road
I'm a child of the depression
I saw the good time come
I'm a bushy I'm a battler
I am Australian

Chorus:

we are one
but we are many
and from all the lands on earth we come
we'll share a dream
and sing with one voice
I am, you are, we are Australian

I'm a teller of stories
I'm a singer of songs
I am Albert Namajera
and I paint the ghostly gums
I'm Clancy on his horse
I'm Ned Kelly on the run
I'm the one who waltzed matilda
I am Australian

I'm the hot wind from the desert
I'm the black soil of the plain
I'm the mountains and the valleys
I'm the drowned and flooding rains
I am the rock
I am the sky
the rivers when they run
the spirit of this great land
I am Australian

we are one
but we are many
and from all the lands on earth we come
we'll share a dream
and sing with one voice
I am, you are, we are Australian

we are one
but we are many
and from all the lands on earth we come
we'll share a dream
and sing with one voice
I am, you are, we are Australian

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