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'Treat the Murray right'

'Treat the Murray right'

(Swan Hill College)
We're from Swan Hill
On the Murray River
In the Mallee Region
In northern Victoria
Catching Murray Cod
When they're in season

In the future I'd like to be
A copper, explosives expert
Architect
Choreographer

I wanna be rich, happy, have good friends
Achieve our goals, find the right blend

I wish we had underage nightclubs
And hot boys
Crazy roller skating rinks for
Us to enjoy

No drugs, no fights, so we can
Live our life
Strict gun laws, yeah, that's right
Protect our native animals day and night
And treat the Murray right


(Sarah Redfern High School and Irymple Secondary College)
We're from Mildura
The top end of Victoria
We're going to tell you about
our hopes and dreams
In the future everything will be
Strawberries and cream

I'll be a teacher
Police officer or a vet
Travel round the world
In my own personal jet

There'll be no nosey parents
No racism
No violence
And no toxic waste getting in the Murray
Or the canal
Let me break it down
There'd be no more bitching between everyone
Coppers who will be friendly
and don't carry a gun
From Minto to Mildura this is what we want
Saying peace to everyone

(Swan Hill College)
No drugs, no fights, so we can
Live our life
Strict gun laws, yeah, that's right
Protect the native animals day and night
And treat the Murray right

(Wathaurong Education Group, Weeroona College and Kyabram Secondary College)
Kyabram, Bendigo
And Geelong
We got together
And we wrote this song
We wrote a list
Of things that we want to be
And I tell you what
It's long

I want to be MC
Driving a Holden
Hold on!
There's more
I want to go to Uni
study commerce and law
Hairdresser, I want to be
Dance Teacher, I want to be
Learn to beatbox and study psychology
Let me tell ya how I wanna change my locality

I wish Geelong was hotter
And we won the Grand Final
I wish there was a youth group
Where DJ's played vinyl
Get people off the streets
give them something to do
I've got a new form of detention
Let me give you a clue
Live bands, skate parks
Where you meet all ya crew

Kyabram, Bendigo and Geelong
With a vision of the future
That is new

(Swan Hill College)
No drugs, no fights, so we can
Live our life
Strict gun laws, yeah, that's right
Protect the native animals day and night
And treat the Murray right