My grandfather went down with the MonteVideo The rising sun sent him floating to his rest And his wife fled south to Sydney seeking out safe harbor A North Shore matron she became with some paying guests
My father went down with the curse of big cities Traffic tolls and deadlines took him to his peace Now Bob Dyer glued us to our seats And lawns were always Victa neat Whilst Menzies fawned at royal fleet do you remember?
In the valley I walk, I took some comfort there In the valley I walk, cold comfort I can hear you talk In the valley I walk, who will take me there?
When my mother went down it was a stiff arm from Hades Life surprises and tears you like the southerly She always welcomed the spring always welcomed the stranger I don't see too many around like this Oh no, that's what I'm looking for, yeah, what we're looking for
In the valley I walk - who will take me there In the valley I walk - cold comfort I can hear you talk In the valley I walk - I took some comfort there In the valley I walk - oh rough justice I hear you talk In the valley I walk - to meet my watershed
I hope virtue brings it's own reward And I hope the pen is mightier than any sword I hope the kids will take it slow I hope my country claims it's own
In the valley I walk - I cried yes I cried I was down then I crawled Mercy's arms all around me when I was down there In the valley I walk - do you read me they can hear me in the valley