‘Lighfboat’ by Greg Windsor

The following text is under Greg’s work:

“A boat is built to the human scale, but the lighfboat is intended as a singular watercraft, which points to the individual’s plight. It’s not a boatload of ‘them’ it is a singular human, the fleeing individual, a ‘fanfare for the common man’.

The westernised philosophy that we know best … couldn’t be further from the truth.”

Lighf Booat blurb

I have a song about refugees called Lies like “illegals” that Greg thought matched his work very well.

There is a snippet HERE showing me singing a verse doing a selfie in front of Greg’s Lighfboat (which glows gently in the dark like the rudder-less, asylum-seeking, life-capsule it represents)

The rest of the words to Lies Like “Illegals” below

Lies Like “Illegal”  – jenny fitzgibbon Nov 2013
Baba Daddy, Maman Mummy, koodak child in Farsi, the language used by the majority of asylum seekers in recent years.

Asylum they come seeking      In a boat that’s leaking
Gets the pollies freaking    When the boat comes in
No peace for Baba, No peace for Maman
No peace for koodak, surely it’s a sin
Zero information     goes out to the nation
An abomination    When the boat comes in

To ‘secure’ our borders     We give Navy orders
Racists would applaud us    When the boat comes in
No peace for Baba, No peace for Maman
No peace for koodak, surely it’s a sin
Why say a prayer    Teach your kids to care
Then refuse to share    When the boat comes in

Private corporations    Profit from our nation’s
Freedom deprivations    When the boat comes in
No peace for Baba, No peace for Maman
No peace for koodak, surely it’s a sin
Forked tongues a-lashing    In a right-wing fashion
Why not show compassion    When the boat comes in

Even though there’s no ‘queue’    take the pain you’ve been thru
To Manus or Nauru    When the boat comes in
No peace for Baba, No peace for Maman
No peace for koodak, surely it’s a sin
Labor and the Libs     Hard hearts in their ribs
Twist facts to fibs      When the boat comes in

If I’d a son or daughter     fleeing famine or slaughter
I’d cross any water    When the boat comes in
No Peace …
A label like “illegals”    Lies like “illegal”
Should be illegal    When the boat comes in

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