Lyrics inspired by popular group Canned Heat "Going Up The Country" recorded 1968, during Woodstock era. Adapted lyrics are of my journeys, school, university, Broadway, music etc.


Tell you a story ain’t gonna tell you no lie,
Road I’ve travelled many, many a mile.

Strivin’ and a strugglin’, screamin’ and a cryin’,
I’m packin’ my bags I’m leavin’ this ol’ town today.
No use to go runnin’ or screamin’ or cryin’,
You’ve got your challenges an’ I’ve got mine.

Reached that crossroad in a land far and wide,
The road I’ve travelled with my Lord by my side.

Strivin’ and strugglin’, screamin’ and cryin’,
I’m packin’ my bags, I’m leavin’ this ol’ town today.
No use to go runnin’, or screamin’ or cryin’,
You’ve got your challenges, an’ I’ve got mine.


from Heroes & Laments: Walmatjarri Stories, released April 1, 2015
Kankawa Nagarra (Olive Knight) - Vocals, Guitar
Lucky Oceans - Dobro
Steve Pigram - Ukulele, Vocals
Rob Findlay - Bass
George “The Bull” Mil - Drums
Dave Mann - Mandolin
Richard Watson - Piano



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Olive Knight Saint George Ranges, Australia

Olive, from the small and remote community of
Wangkatjungka. A Walmatjarri woman born in the desert, Olive Knight’s traditional name is Kunkuwa. She remembers nullanullas thumping the bare earth, clap sticks and boomerangs, and the rhythmic songs of her forefathers. Now working on her second album, Olive has a vision to see her people heal and believes music is an integral part of this process. ... more

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