So what did you do for a crust?
Oh, the usual, public service and all that
Me too, I was in health administration
Before that I was a kiap in Papua New Guinea
That’s interesting, who do you barrack for?
I walked the high mountains and deep valleys
I reckon the Eagles will make the finals this year
I met men who had never seen steel before
Go on, is that right, is that your car out there?
And I saw men fighting with bows and arrows
I’ve got a Falcon, I’ve always been a Ford fan
I built roads through those wild mountains
Mind you, some of those Korean cars aren’t bad
And bridges and airfields, all by hand
My mate’s got a bobcat, it’s really handy
People got to keep the shovels as payment
Should’ve used a bobcat I reckon
I was also a police officer, it was part of the job
Bloody coppers, I got pinged last week
Each patrol post had a contingent of police
Said I was doing seventy in a sixty zone
They accompanied us on patrol
Cost me three hundred bucks, the bastards
We were a team, the kiaps and the police
Yeah, teams are good, I played in lots of teams
We had a few close calls but it was mostly good
My two sons all played in footy teams
The place changed my life
We’re going on a cruise next year for a change
It made it hard to settle back in Australia
I don’t talk about it much.