MIDNIGHT OIL


Short Memory Lyrics

Conquistador of Mexico, the Zulu and the Navaho
The Belgians in the Congo, short memory
Plantation in Virginia, the Raj in British India
The deadline in South Africa, short memory
The story of El Salvador, the silence of Hiroshima
Destruction of Cambodia, short memory

Short memory, must have a short memory

The sight of hotels by the Nile, the designated Hilton style
With running water specially bought short memory
A smallish man Afghanistan, a watch dog in a nervous land
They're only there to lend a hand short memory
Wake up in sweat at dead of night
And in the tents new rifles hey short memory

If you read the history books you'll see
The same things happen again and again
Repeat repeat short memory they've all got it
When are we going to play it again

Got a short, got a short, got a short, got a short
They've got a short must have a short, they've got a short, aah
Short memory, they've got a

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Songwriter(s): James Moginie, Martin Rotsey, Robert Hirst, Peter Gifford, Peter Garrett
Copyright: Sprint Music
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