jennifer noble

jennifer noble

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western desert boy

Written By: jennifer noble

A western desert boy growing up on the streets of a mining town
Where he feels he don’t belong
And most nights under the southern cross he don’t get much sleep
Coz there up drink’in and fight’ in
All night long
But when the sun comes up
He heads out onto the street
He’s cold and hungry
And he’s got no shoes for his feet
And he’ll find a place that’s safe and warm in the sun
And probably go to sleep
But around the corner he sees a truck with number plates
From a place he’s never seen
And there’s men in black
Building a stage with microphones and speakers and drums
Its like a dream
Coz no-one ever comes to this little town
Its just a speck on the map you can go around
For tonight this little western desert boy
He wants to dance
Given half the chance
He danced like his tribal elders
Out there in the open and under the moon and the stars
But there were no women sing’in
Or clap sticks or feathers
Just drums and fiddle and fender guitars
And he held his eyes real steady
And his head real proud
And he danced there centre stage
In front of the crowd
Cause tonight this little western desert boy
He got up and danced
And I hope he’ll always remember the night
When he was proud of who he was
And from where he came
Cause there ain’t no future for a western desert boy
Growing up on the streets of a mining town
It’s a national shame
But when he hears the music he feels strong
Like everything is right and nothings wrong
Cause tonight this little western desert boy
He got up to dance
Get up and dance
Get up and dance
Get up and dance.