It’s the armless and the harmless
the senseless and the lame
who always pay the social cost
who always get the blame.
It’s the snivellers and the chisellers
the swindlers and the vain
ripping off the profits,
and it’s always been the same.
When I speak of social justice
you ask “What will it cost us?”
Advance Australia fairly.
Advance Australia squarely
and let us reach the further shore
in the best way that we can.
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