Treaty Lyrics

Yothu Yindi

publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., O/B/O APRA AMCOS
writers: Paul Kelly, Mandawuy Yunupingu, Witiyana Marika, Stuart Kellaway, Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, Cal Williams, Milkayggu Mununggurr
album: No. 2 track in album Tribal Voice
release date: 1991
popularity : 2 users have visited this page.
length: 3:37
engineer: Mark Moffatt, David Price, Greg Henderson
Hammond organ: Mark Moffatt
guitar: Mark Moffatt
percussion: Ricky Fataar
drums: Ricky Fataar
mix: Greg Henderson
assistant mix: Ian Hayes
producer: Mark Moffatt
background vocals: Tim Finn, Rose Bygrave, Steve Wade, Ricky Fataar, Archie Roach

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 ....

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Track Listing

  • 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)