Saltbush and Sand

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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


from MELALEUCA, released January 27, 2017
Written by Naomi Keyte
Recorded and produced by Nick Huggins
Mastered by Sam John at Precise Mastering, UK

Performed by:
Naomi Keyte - vocals, guitar
Thomas Capogreco - viola
Sam Reynolds - guitar
Matt Barlow - bass
Rohan Goldsmith - drums, percussion, lap steel/ebow



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Thomas Capogreco
Sam Reynolds
Matt Barlow
Rohan Goldsmith


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