This was a viral video campaign for the 2007 election, aimed at helping unseat John Howard. It won GetUp's viral video award and achieved local, national and international news coverage. It is now in the Canberra National Digital Archives.
Rock and Roll by Led Zeppelin - Remade
It's been a long time since I wasn't old
It's been a long time since I was ahead in the polls
Let me get it back, let me spin the facts, I'm under attack
Behind is where I'm coming from
It's been along time Bennelong Prime Minister
I'm only going to get a handful of votes this time -- yes I am
It's been along time since '74
I was 100% behind the Vietnam war...
Now we're in Iraq, Afghanistan, planning for Iran
Maybe we'll use the atom bomb! Oh Oh Armageddon!
Been a long time, bennelong Prime Minister
Toeing the toeing the toeing the toeing the neo-con line (sorry, typo in the subtitles!)
War! Oil! Lies! Coal!
Ooooh it's Bennelong time, children overboard
No GST and the Australian Wheat Board
Ha Ha yeah, fossil fuel mates, stifle debates, interest rates (blame the states)
Baby let Gunns keep logging Tassie -- toilet paper from trees, for the Japanese...
Been a long time, Bennelong Prime Minister
Doing the bidding of donors to the liberal party every time.
David Hicks, Work Choices, Dr Haneef, University Fees, Ah yeah Medicare.
I'm not sorry -- what for? I didn't do nothin' Global Warming? What's that? It doesn't exist!
Been a long Time Bennelong Prime Minister
I only wanted to win the election one more time... then I'll retire!