'Calling all poms': The Matesong lyrics

By Chris Pash | 8 January 2020

Tourism Australia's Matesong campaign is a musical calling Britain to visit downunder. 

The "fun, joyous song" reminds the Brits that Australia’s always here for them, through thick and thin. 

The campaign takes the form of a musical tribute performed by Kylie Minogue. 

Song Credits

Lyrics and music by Eddie Perfect, Australian writer, performer and composer
Performed by Kylie Minogue

The lyrics to Matesong :

This year’s been tough and confusing
But progress is moving...
At glacial pace
But all of Australia loves you
And we’ll never judge you
You just need some space
When you need an end to what ails ya
Call on your friends in Australia
A pal to rely on
A shoulder to cry on
In Australia

We can turn off the news
You can kick off your shoes
We’ll play backyard cricket
Get ready to lose
So throw in the towel
You can use one of ours
We speak your language
Except for the vowels

Yes we know you love your fish n’ chips and your curries
But hey, that’s no worries
Good grub’s guaranteed
Negotiating tricky trade deals is a shocker
But look there’s a quokka!
And that’s what you need
A quokka is literally what you need!
Glorious United Kingdom
Lean on your wing-men and women
We’ll clear your head
Have a sausage in bread
We’ll go to the beach
Then we’ll tuck you in bed

Don’t bite your nails to the cuticles
Hang with impressive marsupials
Helping a mate
Is a national trait
In Australia!
Yes, when everything’s a test
Call your besties across the ocean
Sisters and Brothers
We know you think you’re above us
But deep down you love us
You just repress emotion

But we’ll put you right
Have another flat white!
Go grab your cosies
You’re Aussies tonight!
Calling all Poms
Keep Calm Carry On
In Austra----li----a!

Austra----li----a

See ya soon then, yeah?

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