Yothu Yindi Treaty Lyrics

Tribal Voice Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Gapu
  • 2 Treaty
  • 3 My Kind of Life
  • 4 Maralitja (Crocodile Man)
  • 5 Dhum Dhum (Bush Wallaby)
  • 6 Tribal Voice
  • 7 Dharpa (Tree)
  • 8 Yinydjapana (Dolphin)
  • 9 Matjala (Driftwood)
  • 10 Hope
  • 11 Gapirri (Stingray)
  • 12 Beyarrmak (Comic)
  • 13 Treaty (radio mix)
  • Well I heard it on the radio
    And I saw it on the television
    Back in 1988
    All those talking politicians
    Words are easy, words are cheap
    Much cheaper than our priceless land
    But promises can disappear
    Just like writing in the sand

    Treaty Yeh Treaty Now
    Treaty Yeh Treaty Now

    Nhima Djatpangarri nhima walangwalang -
    Nhe Djatpayatpa nhima gaya nhe-
    Matjini.... Yakarray - nhe Djat'pa nhe walang - Gumurrtijararrk Gutjuk -

    This land was never given up
    This land was never bought and sold
    The planting of the Union Jack
    Never changed our law at all

    Now two rivers run their course
    Separated for so long
    I'm dreaming of a brighter day
    When the waters will be one

    Treaty Yeh Treaty Now Treaty Yeh Treaty Now
    Treaty Yeh Treaty Now Treaty Yeh Traty Now

    Nhima djatpa nhe walang
    gumurrtjararrk yawirriny Nhe gaya nhe matjini
    Gaya nhe matjini Gaya gaya nhe gaya nhe
    Matjini walangwalang Nhema djatpa nhe walang - Nhe gumurrtjarrk nhe ya-

    Promises - Disappear - Priceless land - Destiny -

    Well I heard it on the Radio - And I saw it on the Television
    But promises can be broken Just like writing in the sand

    Treaty Yeh
    Treaty Now ....

    Written by: Stuart Adam Kellaway, Paul Maurice Kelly, Witiyana Philip Marika, Milkayngu Mununggurr, Cal Stanley Williams, Gurrumul Yunupingu, Mandawuy Bakamana Yunupingu
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