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Men At Work's, "Down Under"
The Lyrics:
Buying bread from a man in Brussels He was six foot four and full of muscles I said, do you speak-a my language? He just smiled and gave me a vegemite sandwich And he said,
I come from a land down under Where beer does flow and men chunder Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder? You better run, you better take cover
Lying in a den in Bombay With a slack jaw, and not much to say I said to the man, are you trying to tempt me Because I come from the land of plenty? And he said,
Up above is the transcribed second and third verse and chorus of the Australian New Wave band Men At Work's second #1 hit in the U.S., "Down Under". "Down Under" went to #1 for four weeks in January 1983 (knocking Toto's "Africa" from the top). The song is about Australia, or what is known by many as "Down Under". Also in the second verse is a shoutout to Brussels, Belgium and in the third verse, Bombay, India -- both real places.
Submitted by: Peter

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