John Ross, 1987
You know that land up at Fosters Falls?
It’s a natural water course
Well, Councillor Chambers bought it cheap
He said he wanted a bush retreat
Which makes it hard to understand
Why the council went and zoned the land
As residential and raised his rates
Still, he should know, he’s in real estate
Yeh, he should know, he’s in real estate
And now he’s sold it back to the crown
They’re putting up a retirement town
They asked the council to please appoint
A local firm to build the joint
So Councillor Chambers chose a man
The dearest quote by a hundred grand
He said he liked what the fella had done
And he should know, it’s his brother’s son!
Yeh, he should know. It’s his brother’s son
We’ve gotta fight!
Fight for the land!
We’ve got a right to make a stand
It’s just a name changing hands
It’s just a game for a wealthy man
I guess you’ve heard, it’s in the press
How Foster’s falls is a screamin’ mess
That housing project was nearly built
When it vanished under a wall of silt
It takes no crystal ball to see what happens
To a hill if you kill the trees!
Now where’s the reason? What’s the plan?
Well Chambers knows he’s a wealthy man
Yeh, he should know, he’s a wealthy man
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