Hiatus Kaiyote – Nakamarra

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Filmed by Danni Ogilvie
Produced by Danni Ogilvie + Si Jay Gould

It took us 9 days of travelling through the desert and ghost townships of South Australia, Victoria and Northern Terriories and in the end we had travelled 5,000 kilometers to Alice Springs from Melbourne in a hire car and back.
We walked through red and yellow deserts, swam in freezing waterholes, slept in abandoned mine shafts, wrote off our hire van after hitting a kangaroo, camped under thousands of stars, salvaged eagle feathers, saw emus, dingos, ate camel burgers, made music and bonded all while making our very first film clip.
The concept was for us to journey as a band where the song was first inspired and written by Nai Palm.

In Nai’s words “Nakamarra was written about her friend Hannah, I wrote about her because she is one of the strongest people I know. And she is the type of person that you can not see for a long time but they will always remain like your family. She was working out in the desert with Aboriginal artists with mental disabilities. We got tattoos on our arms together which is present in the lyrcs “rise togther with our hearts apon our sleeves for all too see”. I also wore the tacky auqua dress in the clip because she is obsessed with the colour. It’s about making life long bonds with the family you get to choose”
We had an incredible journey out there.

Lyrics “Hannah my darling i will follow you into the sunrise under desert sky
we fly, rise together with our hearts upon our sleeves for all to see
we two will breathe, aqua queen tho vast distance between us, heart sails with love
for you, i love you, i love you i do
love you, i love you, i love you i do
Nakamarra sweet red earth will hold you like the strength you bless to me
true we engage humility, watch me struggle with your words however truthful they may be
we’ll see in time, opening our hearts and nurturing our minds to shine
i love you,i love you, i love you i do
love you, i love you, i love you i do,
Oh it sets our hearts to fire, sweeps you and i
honey dont you know it sets our heart to fire, sweeps you and i
honey dont you know we two will pulse in through this light
honey dont you know we two will pulse,
ill always love you love you love you i do
love you i love you i love you i do
Hannah my darling i will follow you into the sunrise under desert sky
we fly,rise together with our hearts upon our sleeves for all to see
we two will breathe, aqua queen tho vast distance between us, heart sails with love
for you, i love you, i love you i do
love you, i love you, i love you i do
Oh it sets our hearts to fire, sweeps you and i
honey dont you know it sets our heart to fire, sweeps you and i
honey dont you know we two will pulse in through this light
honey dont you know we two will pulse,
ill always love you love you love you i do
love you i love you i love you i do”

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Music video by Hiatus Kaiyote performing Nakamarra. (C) 2013 Pineapple Spaceship PTY LTD

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  1. I love this on so many levels and appreciate that she can make such soulful music I just hope that she respects the people that created the music and isn't prejudice because its a horrible feeling to accept people in to your culture and music only to find out that they don't appreciate,respect or acknowledge your people.

  2. Hannah my darling
    I will follow you into the sunrise under desert sky
    We fly rise together
    With our hearts upon our sleeves for all to see
    We two will breathe aqua queen
    though vast distance between us
    Heart sails with love for you
    I love you I love you I do
    Love you I love you I love you I do

    Nakamarra sweet red earth will hold you
    Like the strength you bless to me
    True we engage humility watch me
    struggle with your words
    However truthful they may be
    We'll see in time opening our hearts
    And nurturing our minds to shine
    I love you love you I love you I do
    Love you I love you I love you I do

    Oh it sets our hearts to fire
    Sweeps you and I
    Honey don't you it sets our heart to fire
    Sweeps you and I
    Honey don't you know we too will pulse
    in through this light
    Honey don't you know we too will pulse
    I'll always love you love you love you I do
    Love you I love you I love you I do

    I'm speaking to you all
    from the most natural of habitats
    White city ghost jokes
    To be something like razorbacks
    Talk about us quietly
    Your rich social quarters
    Bout a fertile land in a roll of lush water
    And they really should embrace us
    Cause they know we got science
    But the bottom line is
    They don't want the brown alliance
    They'd rather get our secrets
    And little bully mistreat us
    Take our color and our culture
    From the foul way they breed us
    They are ? fucking leaders
    With no intention to free us
    And if you believe in love
    Then imagine what the key is
    The sentiment from me simply love me
    Love you I do love you I love you I do

    Oh it sets our hearts to fire
    Sweeps you and I
    Honey don't you it sets our heart to fire
    Sweeps you and I
    Honey don't you know we too will pulse
    in through this light
    Honey don't you know we too will pulse
    I'll always love you love you love you I do
    Love you I love you I love you I do

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