“The Spirit Of Australia”

Words & Music by David Anthony Reeve and David Highet


My heart is here beneath the southern skies
The country that I love is where my spirit lies
The Dreamtime and the Rainbow Serpent too
The Kimberley, the Opera House, our flying kangaroo
In our land of drought and fire and flooding rain
We’ve been tried and tested time and time again
But our Aussie spirit always pulls us through
The spirit of Australia, together me and you

Whilst our convict days are long behind us now
We’re mindful of our past, it’s shaped us all somehow
In a world of change we’re growing every day
Embracing all the hardship we’ve known along the way
And for every dawn that shines across our land
May the sunset see us walking hand in hand
As we live in freedom, peace and harmony
The spirit of Australia, together you and me

My heart is here beneath the southern skies
The country that I love is where my spirit lies
To the unsung souls, the ANZAC legend too
And all who’ve gone before us we sing this song for you
May we share our dreams with all who join us here
Give a fair go as we’ve done throughout the years
In our land of freedom, peace and harmony
The spirit of Australia, together you and me
The spirit of Australia, together you and me



© APRA/AMCOS Control 2010

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