Driving at Night

by Blackbreaks

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A song about an Australian soldier finishing his tour in Afghanistan. Before returning home he accepts a dangerous but lucrative private contract to drive a supply truck over night as part of a convoy..

Blackbreaks are passionately anti-war, but not anti-soldier. Mercenaries and front-line contractors have their own consciences to battle with.


What’s on the mind of the star burned soldier?
Got a hundred click stare, ‘n out to save his soul.
A snap contract with a 40-tonne trucker,
They’re fangin’ down the road to protect their load.

Yeah, driving at night..
I been driving, driving at night,
I got my eyes wide open,
Driving at night, I swear..
Driving, driving at night.

She’s an 18 wheeler, he can’t even feel her,
All these years of training put his mind in gear,
Angels ringing, mountains singing,
Even Yankee satellites will fail out here.
Everybody’s talking about the peace talks pending,
But every single soldier’s got financial needs.
the only thing that matters on tonights little mission,
Is ducking scrap metal from the IEDs* yeah.
IEDs, IEDs, (Driving at night) IEDs, IEDs..

Tonight tonight, to survive another night,
No need to break a brother just to smash this load,
And unknown fear, yeah we don’t know nothing,
Except this heat seeking, night vision, light up my load..
Used to like the late nights, shaking in the dance hall,
Counter-culture taught us to survive the score.
Everybody wanna be a night-life sucker,
Only night out here is just a ripped sand storm.

Sand, storm, torn, worn,
Riding through the night with a mind still-born,
Storm, born, torn, horns,
Hoping we can make it back to base by dawn..
Base by dawn, base by dawn,
Hoping we can make it back to base by dawn,
Base by dawn, base by dawn,
Hoping we can make it back to base by…

Driving at night, Driving at night,
Driving at night, Driving at night,
Driving at night, Driving at night,


Ducking scrap metal from the IEDs.

Ducking scrap metal from the IEDs.


released August 31, 2016
Music by Kerry Foulke and Chris Dubrow
Lyrics by Chris Dubrow


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Blackbreaks NSW, Australia

Bubbling soupy chunks of alt.rock, progressive politics, and agro-tech.

Based somewhere between inner western Sydney and The Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia.

Kerry Foulke - Guitar/Bleeps
Chris Dubrow - Guitar/Vocals
Mark 'Milli' Avery - Bass
Matt 'Matty' McMartin - Smaplers/Keys/ Vocals
Sean Burnett - Drums
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