Mark Seymour – Carmelia Dust

Versions

Version Length Source Availability
Live  N/A Performed live in the theatre performance Dust from 2008. Unreleased

Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

An unreleased song performed in the theatre performance Dust, written and directed by Donna Jackson, from 2008.

 

Lyrics

We worked in the blower room
Where the Amosite hung like snow
They brought it in from South Africa
We were covered from head to toe
And nobody told us
That we put our lives on the line
So tell me who can you trust?
When death has no name and nobody whispered a word
The secrets of Camellia dust

La La La (choir to sing)

We laughed as the game got rough
And the rumours that hung in the air
We were mixing with dangerous stuff
And the miracle turned to despair
And still as the years went by
The company’s fortune was made
The truth was like fire in the sky
All down the line
They clung to the masquerade

La La La (choir to sing)

When you’re down to your last skin and bone
And your spirit is heading for home
Stay hungry for justice
She’ll never leave you alone

We worked in the blower room
Where the Amosite hung like snow
They brought it in from South Africa
We were covered from head to toe
And nobody told us
That we put our lives on the line
So tell me who can you trust?
When death has no name and nobody whispered a word
The secrets of Camellia dust

La La La (choir to sing)