Fire in the Belly (10 Year Anniversary Deluxe Digital Version)

by Rainman

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*** ALL FUNDS RECEIVED UNTIL END OF JANUARY 2017 WILL BE DONATED TO: MÉDECINS SANS FRONTIÈRES (DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS)***
www.msf.org.au

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Deluxe re-release of debut album by Brisbane-based hip hop artist Rainman. Deluxe Digital Version features bonus previously unreleased instrumental and a cappella versions.

Production from Rainman & Sammsonite, Toxic Al (The Coalition Crew), Pherst Bourne.

Guest verses from Yuin Huzami (The Coalition Crew), Balboa, Raman & Sammsonite.

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released December 20, 2016

Original album versions released: 20th November 2006.

All cuts & lyrics, except where noted, by: Rainman
All vocals recorded at United Notions Studio except 5 (United Notions Studio and Space Ghost Studio) and 6 (Space Ghost Studio)
All tracks mixed at Space Ghost Studio by: Sammsonite
Mastered by Jack the Bear – Deluxe Mastering, Melbourne
Executive Producer: Rainman

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‘Rainman’ and ‘Fire in the Belly’ lettering: Sofles
Front cover photo: Amanda Heelan
All other photography, design and layout by: Yuin Huz

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Track Name: Australian Story
Australian Story (2006 version) - Rainman

This isn’t some hidden mystery (mystery)…

…this is recent history (history)

This isn’t some hidden mystery (mystery)…

…this is recent history (history)

Verse 1:

This whitefella drops topics out of the top of his oesophagus

about issues of prominence, across this stolen continent.

A consequence of considering endless sentiments

expressing discontent - has turned me into a dissident.

But this event isn’t necessarily negative,

I take these things and flip ‘em – turn ‘em into a positive.

That’s what I feel we need to try and heal this 'wounded space'.

This landscape aches from what’s taken place (hey)

This isn’t some hidden mystery, this is recent history,

Listen, you can hear its echo lingering…

and it’ll remain when little has changed,

All we do is pass the blame for these 'indelible stains' like …

‘It wasn’t me’, ‘I didn’t do it’, ‘It’s not my problem’

‘I’ve had-it- hard and made-it- far – It’s up to them to solve it’

True in a sense but whose institutions do we live in?

Whose school, whose legal system and whose clinic?

Who educates, who legislates and evaluates?

Who desecrates, who appropriates and dominates?

Nah, colonisation isn’t finished with,

it’s just so embedded we’re missing it - one of many 'white privileges'.

Chorus:

_ I’d write a million words, if you could feel the hurt, if I could change…

...“your mind”

_ / _ I’d shout everyone a round, yeah everyone in town-if- I-could- change…

...“your mind”

_I’d throw a speech at all I meet like a preacher in the street-if- I-could- change…

...“your mind”

_I’d be down the backyard waving round a placard,-if- I-could- change… “your

mind”.


Verse 2:

I’ll be the first to say this country is a great place,

but if we call it home there’s a few things we must face.

This is a nation made from murder, the theft of land

and the denial of rights - we must understand.

yeah they call it ‘black armband’ but these things are facts and

It’s time to acknowledge what’s happened,

‘Coz tomorrow’s songs are made from today’s sounds,

today’s cacophony, of course it has a background -

in savage massacres, Protection Acts and dispossession,

missions and reserves, cultural repression.

The colonial legacy – a cycle of violence,

the political strategy – denial and silence.

And it’s a whitewash that works wonders on stained citizens,

it wipes away what our hearts have been whispering.

But more are giving in, hearing it and listening,

it’s time to realise whose country it is we’re living in.

Chorus:

_ I’d write a million words, if you could feel the hurt, if I could change…

...“your mind”

_ / _ I’d shout everyone a round, yeah everyone in town-if- I-could- change…

...“your mind”

_I’d throw a speech at all I meet like a preacher in the street-if- I-could- change…

...“your mind”

_i’d be down the backyard waving round a placard,-if- I-could- change…

...“your mind”.



This isn’t some hidden mystery (mystery)…

…this is recent history (history)

This isn’t some hidden mystery (mystery)…

…this is recent history (history)

This isn’t some hidden mystery (mystery)…

…this is recent history (history)

This isn’t some hidden mystery (mystery)…

Listen, you can hear its echo lingering…

(c) Rainman 2006