The countdown to Australia Day has begun, and we’ve stumbled across the perfect anthem for the day. Get your stubby holders and barbecue plans ready, because it’s a ripper of a tune.
Instead of singing along to Triple J’s Hottest 100 this year — although we’ll probably be doing that, too — here’s a new song that is sure to give you the patriotic warm and fuzzies, or at least a good laugh.
Electro-pop artist, Terry Man, who performs under the name Coach Bombay, has released a ripper of a track called “Straya”, which is an Australian-themed track set to the tune of OutKast’s smash hit, “Hey Ya!”
Before you go rolling your eyes and expecting this to be simply a stereotypical view of Australia, there are a couple of good jibes and some funnies in there for everyone. And for those of you introducing Australian culture to friends and relatives, here’s what you need to know about Straya. Just take a look at the lyrics.
“Don’t try to find the capital, or fight the animals. You’re on your own. Just drive from town to paradise and you’ll see why we call Australia home.”
“We get together, oh we get together. The weather’s always better when there’s cricket involved.”
“And we believe that mateship is forever. We’re all mates, we’re all mates, we’re all mates. We’re all mates, we’re all mates. And we’re multicultural.”
What do you think of the track? Let us know in the comments section below.