Song of the Day, August 26: My Country by Midnight Oil

MOilESMMyCToday’s song is Midnight Oil’s My Country. By the time they recorded their eighth album, Earth and Sun and Moon, the band had honed a powerful sound, passionate and political. Reunited with producer Nick Launay, they turned out a set of strong songs that played to their strengths. The standout is My Country, a scathing rebuke of blind nationalism. Simmering rather than blasting, it’s a quietly angry track that gains strength in its tense reserve.

Was it just a dream, were you so confused
Was it just a giant leap of logic
Was it the time of year, that makes a state of fear
Methods, were their motives for the action
And did I hear you say
My country right or wrong

Enjoy this powerful song today.

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About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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