The Children Came Back

Briggs: The Children Came Back

I’m Fitzroy where the stars be

I’m Wanganeen in ’93
I’m Mundine, I’m Cathy Free-
Man, that fire inside-a-me

I’m Adam Goodes, and Adam should
Be applauded when he stand up

You can look to us when that time stop
I’m Patty Mills with the last shot

[Refrain: Briggs]
I’m Gurrumul, I’m Archie
I’m everything that you ask me
I’m everything that you can’t be
I’m the dead hearts, heart beat

[Hook: Dewayne Everettsmith]
The children came back
The children came back
Back where their hearts grow strong, back where they all belong
The children came back

[Verse 2: Briggs]
I’m Doug Nicholls, I’m Jimmy Little
With a royal telephone

I’m the world champ in ’68
Boy I’m Lionel Rose

I’m William Cooper, I take a stand
When no one even knows

I’m the walk off, I’m the sound of
The children coming home

[Refrain: Briggs]
Boy I’m Gurrumul, I’m Archie
I’m everything that you ask me
I’m everything that you can’t be
I’m the dead hearts, heart beat

[Hook: Dewayne Everettsmith]
The children came back
The children came back
Back where their hearts grow strong, back where they all belong
The children came back

[Verse 3: Briggs]
Let me take it home, I’m Rumba
I’m the sand hills on Cummera
I’m Les Briggs, I’m Paul Briggs
I’m Uncle Ringo with all them kids
Im Uncle Buddy, everybody loves me
Ain’t none below, ain’t none above me
Im the carvings outta every scar tree
I’m those flats that birthed Archie
Now Mr Abbott, think about it
Me and you we feel the same

That might sound strange, I’m just sayin’
We both unsettled when the boats came

[Refrain: Briggs]
I’m Gurrumul, I’m Archie
I’m everything that you ask me
I’m everything that you can’t be
I’m the dead hearts, heart beat

[Hook: Dewayne Everettsmith]
The children came back
The children came back
Back where their hearts grow strong, back where they all belong
The children came back
The children came back
The children came back
Back where they understand, back to their mothers’ land
The children came back
The children came back
The children came back
Back where their hearts grow strong, back where they all belong
The children came back

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