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I Watch Them Leave

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Courtney Singleton

Courtney wrote these lyrics as a poem and turned it into this song with the help of Luke Sullivan who was out at Yuendumu for Incite Arts music workshops. This haunting song was not in the final cut of the Aboriginal Rules documentary, but we felt that it shared some of the themes we were exploring and stirred everyone's emotions the first time we heard it. Lyrics: I’m sitting here alone nobody knows I watch them walk away from this place They are leaving forever and they are never coming back My people are walking away from their families and their friends and they're never coming back I watch them leave, I watch them go and they never come back home. I see them crying, I see them dying and they never stop it And I see my friends and family in another place And I cry in my heart, nobody know how sadly My people are getting hurt, they cry and they never stop it, nobody can They can run but they can’t hide forever My people are walking away from they families and friends and they never come back I watch them leave, I watch them go and they're never coming back home. When I see on TV I see people dying, children suffering and terrorists taking their lives. Why can’t my people love each other? Why can’t we be in peace? I see mothers and fathers leaving each other from fighting and cheating and children think they did something wrong People lying and stealing from one another and young people losing their lives not caring about themselves and not listening to their mothers and fathers My people are walking away from they families and friends and they're never coming back I watch them leave, I watch them go and they're never coming back home I see my friends and families coming back to this place and I cry happily for my family to hug them, to be with them

Yuendumu NT

Spoken Word

Aboriginal Rules

Yuendumu NT

English

00:03:17

2006

Written and performed by Courtney Singleton Music and recording by Luke Sullivan

Incite Arts and WYDAC

Luke Sullivan


Yes

Courtney Singleton

WYDAC

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