Hana Maru

by Hana Maru

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credits

released May 31, 2016

Jill Farrar – Vocals, keys, guitar and piano
Bec Blakeney – Violin and backing vocals
Gregory Crocetti – Cello
Andy Hazel – Bass guitar and drum kit
Esala Liyanage – Drum kit

With:
Ben Mastwyk – Banjo on Song for Lovers
Amarina Waters – Backing vocals on Song for Lovers
Genevieve Fry – Harp on Lady
Robin Waters – Guitar on Birds

All songs written by Jill Farrar and arranged by Hana Maru

Recorded and produced by Robin Waters at Pots and Pans, Glamour Trowel and Richmond Music Academy in Melbourne, Australia

Mixed by Ash Blakeney at The Penny Gaff, Melbourne, Australia

Mastered by Ralf Kemper and Veith Semrau at Eden Riverside Mastering Lab, Dusseldorf, Germany

Artwork by Briony Barr
Photography by Theresa Harrison
Design by Jill Farrar

Deep & heartfelt thanks to Robin Waters, Ash Blakeney and Ralf Kamper for their immense creativity and craftsmanship.

Everlasting gratitude to Holly Sellers, Briony Barr, Genevieve Fry, Theresa Harrison, Patrick Wauthier, Tim Bishop, Kate Vigo, Jolene Moran, Pete Uhlenbruch, Peter Farrar, Jennie Sharpe, Ben Mastwyk, Amarina Waters, Eleanor Grey, Dan Robertson, Hana, Maru, Olive and all our kinfolk for their generosity, friendship and unwavering support.

© 2016 Hana Maru
www.hanamaru.com.au

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Hana Maru Melbourne, Australia

Chamber pop band hailing from Melbourne's inner north with Jill Farrar (vox/keys/guitar), Gregory Crocetti (cello), Andy Hazel (bass/drum kit)), Esala Liyanage (drum kit) and Rebecca Blakeney (violin/backing vox).

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Track Name: Whole Heart
There’s a hole in my heart
There’s a hole in my heart
And I’m pushing inwards and outwards
To stitch it up
There’s a hole in my heart
There’s a hole in my heart
And I’m gonna reach in
And collect up my blood

There’s a hole in my heart
There’s a hole in my heart
And I’m pushing inwards and outwards
To stitch it up
There’s a hole in my heart
There’s a hole in my heart
And I’m gonna reach in
And collect up my blood

Just one prick
And I have found my way through
To an underpass
Connecting tunnels to you
Hearts have opened
Now my finger’s on the needle

There’s a hole in my heart
There’s a hole in my heart
And I’m pushing inwards and outwards
To stitch it up
There’s a hole in my heart
There’s a hole in my heart
And I’m gonna reach in
And collect up my blood

I’ve a whole, whole heart
Cross stitch
Close up my heart

There’s a hole in my heart
There’s a hole in my heart
And I’m pushing inwards and outwards
To stitch it up
There’s a hole in my heart
There’s a hole in my heart
And I’m gonna reach in
And collect up my blood

Just one prick
And I have found my way through
To an underpass
Connecting tunnels to you
Hearts have opened
Now my finger’s on the needle

There’s a hole in my heart
There’s a hole in my heart
And I’m pushing inwards and outwards
To stitch it up
There’s a hole in my heart
I’ve a whole heart
And I’m gonna reach in
And collect up my blood
Track Name: Like Royalty
Waiting in the spaces
Of the place we used to know
Keeping us in t-shirts
And the unfamiliar
Postcodes and district lines
I do remember
Work on the hours
On the other side

Brother, brother
Oh won’t you come with me?
Down into the river
That feeds into the deep
We’ll build fishing nets
That we cast into the seas
And we’ll throw them all back

Oh sister, won’t you come with me?
We’ll place castings
Round our little apple trees
And we know that when we leave
They’ll follow us
Like royalty

Waiting in the spaces
Of the place we used to know
Keeping us in t-shirts
And the unfamiliar
Postcodes and district lines
I do remember
Work on the hours
On the other side

Brother, sister, won’t you come with me?
We’ll place castings
Round our little apple trees
And we know that when we leave
They’ll follow us
Like royalty
Like royalty
Track Name: Birds
We see tired wings
Flowing to song
And we aim
To float in with the fields
There are times past
Open to seed
Then there’s the aftermath

Now the light
Crinkles under the sun
And we’re left
Gazing out by the beads
We see bodies and ash
As they mess with the gravity
That’s our return

Our return
That’s our return
Sleep under the earth
And the birds
They wait
Wait just for me
Out with the everbeings

Now the light
Crinkles under the sun
And we’re left
Gazing out by the beads
We see bodies and ash
As they mess with the gravity
That’s our return
Track Name: Hunting Season
I’ll sing you a dawn song
I’ll sing you a love song
Let’s go to bed my love
And wake up in the spring

Let’s wake
To the hunting season
Let’s wake
You’re the find and the reason

I’ll sing you a dawn song
I’ll sing you a love song
Lover, I can’t keep love down
It comes up

Let’s wake
To the hunting season
Let’s wake
You’re the find and the reason

Find and the reason
Find and the reason
Find and the reason
Find and the reason
Find and the reason
You’re the find and the reason
Find and the reason
You’re the find and the reason

Lover, I can’t keep love down
It comes up
Track Name: Song for Lovers
Sing a song for lovers
Sing a song
Sing a song for lovers
As they get lost
Out in the fog
Out in the forest

See her
On bended knees
In the blossoms
Writing on windows
And inky black stones
Flashes of white
In the dark morning light
Held her cheeks
Her steady strong gaze
Has held us all
And we hoped to stay

Sing a song for lovers
Sing a song
Sing a song for lovers
As they find their peace
Underneath their fears
Underneath their fears

See him
Kneel by the side
Of the loved one
Bounded, unbroken
Untouchable plans
He will rebuild
What was lost in the kiln
Of his maker
His steady kind hands
Have touched us all
By this light
By this light

Sing a song for lovers
Sing a song
Sing a song for lovers
As they get lost
Out in the fog
Out in the forest
Track Name: Lady
Lady, lady, lady
Who waits upon your hip?
Lady, lady, lady
What ancient wall is this?
That echoes salt and crystal
I must mend the holy
So wash my waist with spoken oil
And faith

Lady, lady, lady
Who waits upon your feet?
Lady, lady, lady
What peril heard of this?
That equals hiss and softer thighs
And damned county
That wends into your darling eye
And pressed

Oh lady, lady, lady
I couldn’t confess
Fine lady, lady, ladies
Could not comparest
We plucked the roots
And found it there
Beneath the tresses
Now come again
And say we meant it

Oh lady, lady, lady
What darkened hour is this?
Lady, lady, lady
I’ve wandererdest
It brings me to my troubled site
In forest thickest
We wrote it in the little lines
Track Name: Acceptance
Come with me
Acceptance
I’m honoured to be
Here with you
Acceptance
Acceptance

Take this seat
Acceptance
The wind’s in the boughs
Ripping through the extraordinary
Acceptance

And will you wait
Acceptance?
I’ve washed my hands
There’s barely any spots left on this soul
Acceptance

When you see me in the end
And the soil’s under my tongue
It’s given to me
Out by the ever-changing oceans
Oh acceptance
Acceptance
Track Name: Undertow
People come
And people go
Lose them down
In the undertow
We’ve got simple things
At the end of strings
Down there

Ease them out
Or leave them down
They won’t drown
If you send them out
Just let them go
Let them go
Let them go

People come
And people go
Lose them down
In the undertow
We’re got simple things
We leave sweeter things
Down there

Ease them out
Or leave them down
They won’t drown
If you send them out
Just let them go
Let them go
Let them go
Track Name: New Zealand Lullaby
Sleep, oh sleep
Oh little child
Sleep, oh sleep
Oh little one
Down in the deep
Where the rocks and the ash
Are all covered with sea
You’ll rest there in peace
Until they bring you up
To me

Sleep, oh sleep
Oh little child
Sleep, oh sleep
Oh little one
Out with the trees
That are clinging to the cliffs
In the dark mountain air
All curled up in bed
With the kings beside
Your head

Sleep, oh sleep
Oh little child
Sleep, oh sleep
Oh little one
Down in the deep
Where the rocks and the ash
Are all covered with sea
You’ll rest there in peace
Until they bring you up
Until they bring you up
Until they bring you up
To me