Coverafbeelding Men At Work - Down Under
  • Statistieken
  •   11 weken
  •   2 piekpositie
  •   300 punten
  •   1982

Artiestinformatie

Land   Australië

Men at Work werd in 1979 opgericht door Colin Hay en Ron Strykert. Later kwamen Jerry Speiser, Greg Ham (1953–2012) en John Rees erbij. De eerste single Who Can It Be Now verscheen in 1981 en haalde de Tipparade.

Het vrolijke Down Under (#2 in 1982), over typisch Australische zaken, groeide uit tot een echte jarentachtigklassieker en wordt wel beschouwd als het tweede volkslied van Australië.

In 1993 volgde de tweede en laatste hit in Nederland: Overkill (#16).




Songtekst

Traveling in a fried-out combie
On a hippie trail, head full of zombie
I met a strange lady, she made me nervous
She took me in and gave me breakfast
And she said,

"Do you come from a land down under?
Where women glow and men plunder?
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover."

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."



Lyin' 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,

"Do you come from a land down under?
Where women glow and men plunder?
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover."
Yeah!

Living in a land down under
Where women glow and men plunder
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover!

Living in a land down under
Where women glow and men plunder
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover!

Songinformatie

ArtiestMen At Work
 A-kant
Titel Down Under
Lengte 3:44
Componist(en) Colin Hay, Ron Strykert
Producer(s) Peter McIan
Engineer(s) Peter McIan, Jim Barbour
 B-kant
Titel Helpless Automaton
Lengte 3:23
Componist(en) Greg Ham
Producer(s) Peter McIan
Engineer(s) Peter McIan, Jim Barbour
Platenlabel CBS
Catalogusnr A-2066
Album Business As Usual


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