"Convict Paradise" (Collaborative project, 2012)

by Taylor Project

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'Twas night, and the moonbeams palely fell On the gloomy walls of a cheerless cell Where a captive sought a brief repose From the bitter pangs of his waking woes Over the dark blue waves the mighty deep His spirit soared in the dream of sleep To each well-loved spot of his native shore Where joyous he roved in the days of yore On a lonely cot in a peaceful dell A home of bliss where no woe could dwell An old man gazed on the western sky As it slowly sank from his haggard eye So mingled in the dreamer's mind The present with the olden time But over each scene a shadow threw All seemed so real, yet so untrue And next he saw a youthful pair A gallant boy and maiden fair And not in vain for surely they Were happy as a summers day? Over the dark blue waves the mighty deep His spirit soared in the dream of sleep To each well-loved spot of his native shore Where joyous he roved in the days of yore ‘Twas now the dreary prison bell Echoed through the captive's cell He knelt -with fervency he prayed For the narrow boundary of the grave
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I cannot speak with this rope around my neck Take it off - I’ve got a deal to say The outrages I’ve suffered in this colony There’s no show for a man in this country Then I’ll go to hell And dance a final jig In this cell I’ll use the foulest words against your pale god And dance to the hum of my home land You say I’m of the lowest and most savage kind I’ll whistle and sing this tune until the end Then I’ll go to hell And dance a final jig In this cell I’ll whistle this tune until the end I’ll whistle this tune until the end.

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Convict Paradise is is a collaborative side project spearheaded by Underlander and featuring local bands Miserable Little Bastards, McAlpine's Fusiliers, and Taylor Project. Culminating in a special show at the Old Melbourne Gaol, "Convict Paradise" also has a new CD with a mix of traditional and original songs, linked by the theme of Victorian prisons.

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released May 7, 2012

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