Drowning In the Sunshine

Drowning In the Sunshine

On this sunny autumn day
We are many miles away
Lost in time
Drowning in the sunshine.

It’s another world
For me and you
The Second World War
The dark days of 1942.

Our men waited in Australia’s
Garden of Eden
In the land of plantations they did dwell
Yet things would soon change
And they would be in a living hell.

For in a blink of an eye
They were overwhelmed
And most became prisoners
To an unforgiving foe.

And so
Most were shipped out
Slaves to the core
Slaves to work in mines
Until the end of the war.

Alas
The ship with the South American name
Never made it to the distant shore
And our brave men went
Down to the bottom of the sea
The casualties of war.

Bodies lie in the plantations
Bodies lie at the bottom of the sea
Countless lives were shattered
But a nation will always remember them
For they fought for what really mattered.

On this sunny autumn day
We are many miles away
Lost in time
Drowning in the sunshine.