Politics has been described as battle, as war by other means and here in Sydney our parliament is fondly referred to as 'the bear pit'.
But it's also, in a weird way, like a big dysfunctional family and one you can clearly miss once you're out of the old homestead.
So maybe it's this sentiment that's moved Clive Palmer, the former Member for Fairfax, to let his passions burst from his thumbs and onto Twitter.
The object of the artist's eye, current Australian Conservative(s) and former Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi, has caused Palmer to burst out in song for the second time in a week.
Cory, Cory are you there? pic.twitter.com/9MIQ7ZX8Wg— Clive Palmer (@CliveFPalmer) February 12, 2017
Earlier this week Palmer returned to his favourite "goodbye" or "#Twidleytoo" themed songs, which first topped the charts when he wished former Queensland premier Campbell Newman all the very best in 2013.
A fresh take on a classic, he speaks simply of saying goodbye to Bernardi, who was clearly sick of being inside the Liberal Party tent while pissing all over it, and decided to challenge himself by goin outside where he runs the risk of missing it altogether.
But stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, Palmer also dipped his thumbs gracefully into poetic verse over South Australian MP.
Cory makes me cry— Clive Palmer (@CliveFPalmer) February 7, 2017
Cory makes me wish
Cory makes me wish
He respected those who elected him
Cory makes me laugh— Clive Palmer (@CliveFPalmer) February 6, 2017
Cory makes me laugh
Cory Makes me sigh
Cory makes me sad
Despite being engaged in Federal Court proceedings over the collapse of Queensland Nickel, there is seemingly no issue too big or too small for Palmer, whose work delves into the murky world of philosophy.
Courage sustains us— Clive Palmer (@CliveFPalmer) February 9, 2017
Courage defines who we are
Truth defines reality
How long can we stay drunk on fear out in the wilderness— Clive Palmer (@CliveFPalmer) February 8, 2017
Climb the ladder of hope.— Clive Palmer (@CliveFPalmer) February 12, 2017
Climb the ladder of love.
Celebrate the ocean of peace.
In the end, Palmer''s message to his fans is clear:
Love somebody— Clive Palmer (@CliveFPalmer) February 10, 2017
But also, (and never forget):
Churchill said Jaw Jaw is better than War War— Clive Palmer (@CliveFPalmer) January 31, 2017