Lyrics Post – Driving at Night

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Release date – September 1st 2015.

Music by Kerry Foulke and Chris Dubrow

A song about an Australian soldier finishing his tour in Afghanistan. Before returning home he accepts a dangerous but lucrative private contract to drive a supply truck over night as part of a convoy.. 

Lyrics by Chris Dubrow.

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What’s on the mind of the star burned soldier?

Got a hundred click stare, ‘n out to save his soul.

A snap contract with a 40-tonne trucker,

They’re fangin’ down the road to protect their load.

Yeah, driving at night..

I been driving, driving at night,

I got my eyes wide open,

Driving at night, I swear..

Driving, driving at night.

She’s an 18 wheeler, he can’t even feel her,

All these years of training put his mind in gear,

Angels ringing, mountains singing,

Even Yankee satellites will fail out here.

Everybody’s talking about the peace talks pending,

But every single soldier’s got financial needs.

the only thing that matters on tonights little mission,

Is ducking scrap metal from the IEDs* yeah.

IEDs, IEDs, (Driving at night) IEDs, IEDs..

Tonight tonight, to survive another night,

No need to break a brother just to smash this load,

And unknown fear, yeah we don’t know nothing,

Except this heat seeking, night vision, light up my load..

Used to like the late nights, shaking in the dance hall,

Counter-culture taught us to survive the score.

Everybody wanna be a night-life sucker,

Only night out here is just a ripped sand storm.

Sand, storm, torn, worn,

Riding through the night with a mind still-born,

Storm, born, torn, horns,

Hoping we can make it back to base by dawn..

Base by dawn, base by dawn,

Hoping we can make it back to base by dawn,

Base by dawn, base by dawn,

Hoping we can make it back to base by…

Driving at night, Driving at night,

Driving at night, Driving at night,

Driving at night, Driving at night,

(Guitar)

Ducking scrap metal from the IEDs.

IEDs, IEDs, IEDs, IEDs

Ducking scrap metal from the IEDs.

IEDs, IEDs.

*IEDs –  the widely used acronym for an Improvised Explosive Device, otherwise known as a roadside bomb.

Blackbreaks are passionately anti-war, but not anti-soldier.
Mercenaries and front-line contractors have their own consciences to battle with.

See Filmclip credits on Youtube for detailed video information.

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