MELALEUCA

by Naomi Keyte

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mackye Heard this on Inside Sleeve, Just Beautiful, Kudos to you Naomi Favorite track: Saltbush and Sand.
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This album is dedicated to our home town of Adelaide, South Australia. We pay homage to indigenous peoples of this place, in particular the Ngarrindjeri, Kaurna and Peramangk peoples.

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released January 27, 2017

Naomi Keyte - vocals, guitar, synth
Thomas Capogreco - viola, guitar, vocals
Sam Reynolds - guitar
Matt Barlow - bass
Rohan Goldsmith - drums, percussion, lap steel/ebow, vocals
Georgia Harvey - vocals
Ben TD - vocals
Suzie Wyllie - vocals

Recorded and produced by Nick Huggins with help from Ben TD
Mastered by Sam John at Precise Mastering, UK

Heartfelt gratitude to our dear friend Nick Huggins for helping us make this record. This experience was one we will never forget. Both his calm and sense of humour helped us work with a collective mind and feel like ourselves in the studio. To Ben TD for his many contributions to these songs and to Anna Laverty for her help with arranging ‘Limitless’.

Thank you to the amazing women who sang on the album Georgia Harvey and Suzie Wylie and to Lara and Betty for helping us feel so at home in Point Lonsdale. To Mary Webb for singing with us when we play live.

Thank you to Arts South Australia for their monetary support of this project and to George Swallow for encouraging us in our coming together as a band and providing a platform on which to share our music.

Thanks to Trops, Lucy, Lauren, Leah, William, Julia and Sjaida for the feedback and continual support behind the scenes and to Trops and Matthew for their help with the cover art. To Tash McCammon for the magical photographs.

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Track Name: Company
Following the western pass
Cutting through these southern plains
Driving from one home to the other
Leaving behind my sister, my mother

Sitting still my mind can fly
With the birds up through the trees
From up here it's clear to see
We are much more than our bodies

Gum, She-oak, Conifer, Melaleuca
Gum, She-oak, Conifer, Melaleuca
Trees keep me company

We weren't old but we were tired
Disconnect from ourselves
Saying one thing but doing another
Looking one way but running the other

Fortune's good and fame is fine
But what we really need is time
Time to learn and time to make
Time to give back what we take

Gum, She-oak, Conifer, Melaleuca
Gum, She-oak, Conifer, Melaleuca
Trees keep me company

Up ahead, it's monochrome
Fire she swallowed all the colour
Up ahead, it's monochrome
Wind tore right through all the flora

Gum, She-oak, Conifer, Melaleuca
Gum, She-oak, Conifer, Melaleuca
Trees keep me company
Track Name: Somebody Else's house
Standing on the roof of a building
In a city we may never come back to
We've been living here alone for two days
Trying to make a home of somebody else's house

While you're reading in bed I go walking
I'm looking through windows and half open doors
I'm unsure of how to ask you for what I need
And so I won't

I follow the call of the tower bell, tracing a path that hugs the hill
7/8 is the rhythm that I'm counting but I cant figure out the scale

All I want is for you to be here with me
All I want is for you to see what I can see
Track Name: Undertow
Undertow

Just below the surface
It is dark and cool
You know you should fill your lungs but
Something holds down, something holds you down

I wish I could give you answers
You're not ready to ask
All I want to do is hold you, but
In this state you're weightless

Who you were before is fading fast
Living in this way you won't last
You can feel the currents but can't let go
Something holds down, something holds you down

I wish I could be your courage
You're not ready to face fear
All I want for you is stillness, but
In this sate you're restless
Track Name: Have Her Fill
Have Her Fill

I can see the smoke and ash, the North Wind she is out for the kill
Like a hound who’s tasted blood she will never have her fill

And widowed men are on their knees praying for rain
Because the do not have the strength to face the flames again

I can smell the blood and bone the West Wind he brings death to my door
Like a hawk whose made his kill, hunting he be forever more
Track Name: Saltbush and Sand
Saltbush and Sand

There is a trail that shadows a coastline
Distinguished by nothing but saltbush and sand

And one lonely house, up on a cliff’s edge
Overlooking an island and the orbiting sun

And no one really knows of it except for the fishermen
Who come from the nearest town to anchor when the tide is in

Take me there, when things come undone
‘Caus it’s the only one that hasn’t been sold of moved out of
Take me there

I was born in the hills, I grew tall among the Eucalypts
I went roaming for hours, collecting crystals and wild flowers

And when summer rolled around, we would drive from town to town
With the promise of salt air, hanging heavy in the heat

And we would fight for the first sight of that house on the coastline
Just a spec in the distance as we drove over the last peak

Take me there when I get confused
‘Cause the smell of the water settles this fever
Take me there when nothing makes sense
‘Caus the spray off the rocks reminds of that child
And who I still am

Take me there
Track Name: Limitless
Limitless

In this open space, in this quiet place
I feel limitless

All effort dissolves, all tension resolves
And I connect

I wanna run, I wanna run
Over the rocks and into the water

I stop thinking, I start feeling
I am whole

Doubt disappears, as trust reappears
And things make sense

I wanna run, I wanna run
Over the rocks and into the water

I feel strong and I feel strong
I wanna run and I wanna to run

I wanna run, I wanna run
Over the rocks and into the water

I'm coming back to me
Track Name: We Spoke of the Future
We Spoke of the Future

Mountains in the rearview
Heading to the sea
Comfortable in silence
Just you and me

I’ve been getting stronger
Hard days getting further apart
Since you put your bag down
In my room

You know where I’ve come from
You know how hard I tried to hold on
You saw my world collapse
You saw me break down and break through

You come and go again
I’ll try not to hold on

Ocean on my right side
Driving towards home
You on board the ferry
And me alone

We spoke of the future
And the things we’d like to see
But you never promised
To spend it with me

And I can’t control you
And why would I ever want to?
I love you for who you are
Whether you are near or far

You come and go again
I’ll try not to hold on
Track Name: Old Pines
Old Pines

Dreaming of dancing up on the hill
As daylight is fading
Under the old pines

Tired and hungry from salt-air and sun
So swaying slowly
Under the old pines

Come to me now, as you did then
Lay your head on my breast
Under the old pines

I’ll stay with you now, until the end
Place my hand on your chest
Under the old pines