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Men At Work: The Land Down Under - There are some things that make you feel mighty proud of living in Australia, and this track from the arch-Australian band Men at Work is one of these for the webmaster of this website. So, while I "divert" you from the page you tried to access, enjoy This Great Land Down Under!

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Meanwhile, while the webmaster, often well into the wee hours of the day, tends to the hundreds and hundreds of pages of this website, listen to the magnificience of Men at Work and their track Land Down Under.

While you linger on this page, watching the movie and listening to the music, I've posted the lyrics below ... and to help you along on your way again, there are hundreds of links in the archive lists below the lyrics.

And, if you're "from overseas": enjoy your "stay" in Australia!

Major renovations underway

The Project SafeCom website is undergoing major renovations: we've been working on the project since the beginning of March 2008.

Men at Work

First, we're adjusting the website so it's a "post Howard" website and the information is current and actual; secondly, many pages that were made "in a great hurry" since 2001, need a major makeover, and finally, while doing this work, we're also working towards slowly changing the site language from HTML 4.01 Transitional via XHTML 1.0 towards a fully compliant Extensible Markup Language (XML) coded website.

The site will not undergo major changes to the look and feel, and there will not be an interruption to the traffic or to your visits. You will slowly sense that the site will look better and will feel "lighter" in its handling, and sometimes you will end up visiting this Men At Work page, when we close a page as we're working on it.

UPDATE 16 February 2009: Stage 1 (information update) and Stage 2 (upgrade to HTML 4.01 Strict) is now complete, ahead of schedule. The work on the website can now be scaled down until during the 2009 Christmas break, when the 'translation' into XHTML 1.0 will commence.

Men At Work Land Down Under

Traveling in a fried-out combie
On a hippie trail, head full of zombie
I met a strange lady, she made me nervous
She took me in and gave me breakfast
And she said,

"Do you come from a land down under?
Where women glow and men plunder?
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover."

Buying bread from a man in Brussels
He was six foot four and full of muscles
I said, "Do you speak-a my language?"
He just smiled and gave me a vegemite sandwich
And he said,

"I come from a land down under
Where beer does flow and men chunder
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover."

Lying in a den in Bombay
With a slack jaw, and not much to say
I said to the man, "Are you trying to tempt me
Because I come from the land of plenty?"
And he said,

"Oh! Do you come from a land down under? (oh yeah yeah)
Where women glow and men plunder?
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover."


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