"Tahiti" as written by and Natasha Khan....
Community saw the best in me
Exchanging the common heart for salt in the sea
Children of the sun on a highway of hope
Beauty of coming together in sorrow

Tahiti, we don't got no name
Tahiti, we don't got no home
Tahiti, we don't got no money
Tahiti, we don't got no honey

But we do the dishes
And we make the bread
We are powdered ashes
In the light of the beauty, he said

Wear those dark glasses
To help us see
Hot tears rolling down
And our arms are knitted all around you

Creatures of the night
On a highway of hope
The beauty that we'll leave
Each other tomorrow

Tahiti, we don't got no name
Tahiti, we don't got no home
Tahiti, we don't got no money
Tahiti, we don't got no honey



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"Tahiti" as written by Natasha Khan

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    General Commenti can't believe this song hasn't been commented on! i feel obligated now. i love the vocals in this song, they're so haunting...
    limeyfishon March 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commentits gorgeous, i absolutely love the intro.
    dustybreezeon August 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite song. It reminds me of the author Jean Rhys for some reason.
    patquinnchinon September 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI always thoguht this song had two perspectives to it.

    'Community saw the best in me
    Exchanging the common heart for the salt in the sea
    Children of the sun on a highway of hope
    The beauty of coming together
    In sorrow'

    Someone who has proved themself to have a talent or skill and is highly recognised for it, they will go far. On the day they depart eveyone they love has come together to bid them farewell.

    'But we do the dishes, we make the bread
    We are powdered ashes in the light of the beauty
    He said

    Wear those dark glasses to help us see
    Hot tears rolling down and our arms are knitted

    Creatures of the night on a highway of hope
    And the beauty that we'll leave each other
    Tomorrow'

    But there was probably an eltist attitude to the individual. There is a response from those who felt this. They want to understand, but they can't, so they scorn the talented one.

    I think I'm making more of this than possible, but it is a really cryptic song.

    *scratches head* If I ever get a chance to meet Natasha, I would most definitely quiz her upon it.
    ambrielon September 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentParts of the song (namely the chorus) made me think it was about slavery, but I don't think that's so... (After all, Tahiti from what I can tell never really had much slavery, all the Europeans just went there to holiday and spread their diseases. But I'm sure it's not that literal anyway.)

    I feel it's sort of being sent off on this anticipatory journey, sort of like being chosen to lead the way and travel to a new place, only to have hopes crushed. That sort of fits with some of the other songs?
    spacecadettoon March 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentGreat interpretations of this great song. The song is about a person, the artist Tahiti Pehrson :-)
    faebylon February 13, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI personally think this is one of the many Bat for Lashes songs that arent really designed for indepth analysis...it just transports you to another world, and can you really analyse that?
    randomorangeblobon May 03, 2010   Link

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