Kim Imber

Kim Imber

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Folk - Rock | Beaumaris, Tasmania, Australia
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Member Since: 2004
   Last Login: 12/1/2020

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Song Description

This song describes the trial and successive injustive that Schapelle Corby is facing in a Balinese prison for the alleged importation of marijhuana into Bali.

Story Behind the Song

Written in Kauai after a songwriting conference on this beautiful island. Steve Earle had come back to my attention through a friend I was staying with on the island.

Lyrics

Free Schapelle

Hey Dad, think I?ll go on a trip to Bali
just me and some friends, catch some waves, and have a, real beaut Australian party
it?ll be a good break, I?ve been working hard, nothing could go wrong
yeah sure, I?ll watch out for earthquakes, they?ve all been and gone and I?ve given a few dollars

I book my ticket and I pack my bags
I got my swimmers and those old glad rags
anything else I?ll just buy at the store
but I ....won?t forget my boogie board

What a flight, a laugh , a couple of drinks
we feel the heat, smell the air and get that customs man vacant stare
?Is this your bag Miss Corby? Let us zee inzide
4 kilos, you are guilty, but we will let the court decide?

Then the Indos scamble just like in their cock fights
a beautiful Australian ready to face her dark night
we want her death say the small minded zealots
guilty until proven innocent....start praying to your God

Come sing this song to free Schapelle
imagine your son or daughter rotting in a dirty stinking crowded filthy Balinese cell hell
20 years of injustice takes the life of a beautiful Australian girl
Come sing this song to free Schapelle

The trial?s a sham in another jurisdiction
we can?t help say the spineless politician
there?s a border between our countries, one of economic significance
please explain where the border lies when it comes to justice
please explain where the justice lies for capitol punishment
please explain how a killer gets 3 years for terrorism

and then a top policeman says
there?s no drug smuggling in our airports
excuse me things are getting hard to swallow
all I can do is sing for a....brighter tomorrow

Come sing this song to free Schapelle
imagine your son or daughter rotting in a dirty stinking crowded filthy Balinese cell hell
20 years of injustice takes the life of a beautiful Australian girl
Come sing this song to free Schapelle
Come sing this song to free Schapelle
Come sing this song to free Schapelle
Come sing this song to free Schapelle



Song Length
4:42
Genres
Folk - Alternative, Folk - Rock
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Mood
Poignant

Subject Matter
Courage, Civil Rights

Similar Artist
Bob Dylan
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Kim Imber
Music Credits Kim Imber
Producer Credits Kim Imber/Steve Davis
Performance Credits Kim Imber/Steve Davis
Label Credits KI Music