January 4, 2010

Toil with Hearts and Hands

"Rich and Rare", 2009.
Watercolor and charcoal

Sometimes I feel like throwing my hands up in the air
I know i can count on you
Sometimes I feel like saying 'Lord i just dont care'
But you've got the love i need to see me through

Sometimes it seems that the going is just too rough
And things go on no matter what I do
Now and then it seems that life is just too much
But you've got the love I need to see me through

When food is gone you are my daily meal
When friends are gone i know my savior's love is real


So let us rejoice
For we are young and free
We've golden soil and wealth for toil,
Our home is girt by sea:
Your land abounds in nature's gifts
Of beauty rich and rare,
In history's page let every stage
Advance Australia fair,
In joyful strains then let us sing
Advance Australia fair.

Beneath our radiant Southern Cross,
We'll toil with hearts and hands,
To make this Commonwealth of ours
Renowned of all the lands,
For those who've come across the seas
We've boundless plains to share,
With courage let us all combine
To advance Australia fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia fair.

"You've got the Love" Florence and the Machine (top)
Australia's National Anthem (bottom)