Longing, Wanting

Longing, Wanting
My edge, a blade
Slice through air, slice through air
No breath, no rain
Stay in wait and wait to fade away

Wanting, longing for
That arm, that fingernail

My edge, a blade
No breath, no rain
Stay in wait and wait to fade away

Wanting, longing for
That arm that fingernail
Wanting, longing
That arm that fingernail

 

My edge is a blade of steel
Revered I reveal a man of pride
I hang proud at his side
I began again and again
With hand, finger, nail

Etched in fine line
Wood, tooth, sinew, shell and twine
Combine to launch and strike
I kill divided evermore through time
I lie, wait and wail
His hand, finger, nail

Wanting, longing
That arm, that fingernail
Wanting, longing for
That arm, that fingernail
longing for


The lyrics of this song have been re-published with the permission of Stiff Gins. 'Longing, Wanting' is among a collection of songs commissioned by the Australian Museum for their project 'The Spirit of Things - Sound of Objects', which explores the living stories and songs within Aboriginal cultural material.

 

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