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"Treaty" was written by Kelly, Paul Maurice / Yunupingu, Bakamana / Mununggurr, Milkayngu / Yunupingu, Gurrumul / Kellaway, Stuart / Williams, Cal / Marika, Witiyana.
"Treaty" was written by Kelly, Paul Maurice / Yunupingu, Bakamana / Mununggurr, Milkayngu / Yunupingu, Gurrumul / Kellaway, Stuart / Williams, Cal / Marika, Witiyana.

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Well I heard it on the radio and I saw it on the television,
Back in nineteen eighty-eight, 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 yeah, treaty now,
Treaty yeah, treaty now.

Nhima djat'pangarri nhima walangwalang. Nhe djat'payatpa nhima gaya nhe matjini pakarray.
Nhe djat'pa nhe walang, gumurrt jarrk 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 yeah, treaty now,
Treaty yeah, treaty now.

Treaty yeah, treaty now,
Treaty yeah, treaty now.

Nhema gayakaya nhe gayanhe nhe gyanhe matjini walangwalang nheya.
Nhimadjatpanhe walang gumurrtjararrk yawirriny.
Nhe gaya nhe matjini gaya nhe matjini gayagaya nhe matjini walangwalang.
Nhema djat'pa nhe gumurrtjarrk nhe ya.

Ee-ee, ee-ee, ee, ee, ee, ee, ee.

Promises disappear, priceless land, destiny.

Treaty yeah, treaty now,
Treaty yeah, treaty now.

Well I heard it on the radio and I saw it on the television,
But promises can disappear just like writing in the sand.

Treaty yeah, treaty now,
Treaty yeah, treaty now.

Treaty yeah, treaty now,
Treaty yeah, treaty now.

Come on.

Treaty ma', Treaty ma', Treaty ma', Treaty ma', come on treaty ma'.

Songwriters
KELLY, PAUL MAURICE / YUNUPINGU, BAKAMANA / MUNUNGGURR, MILKAYNGU / YUNUPINGU, GURRUMUL / KELLAWAY, STUART / WILLIAMS, CAL / MARIKA, WITIYANA

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