“Body” Julia Jacklin

Singer/Songwriter Julia Jacklin has released a new video for her current single “The Body.” The clip was shot by Jacklin’s high school friend, Nick McKinlay, who had also shot the videos for “Coming of Age” and “Don’t Let the Kids Win.” Julia Jacklin plays her next show on November 27th in London, UK.

Julia Jacklin on the video for “Body”:

“Nick and I drove out to the Hay Plain which is one of my favourite parts of Australia and filmed this clip. We spent about 14 hours in the car, jumping out when something looked beautiful. Whenever I listened to this song I knew the clip had to be a driving one, destination unknown.

The song speaks for itself I think but I’d say it’s just a very long and exaggerated sigh. Born from feelings of powerlessness when it comes to the impossible task of representing yourself the way you think is right; personally and professionally. When you feel like everything is for the taking no matter what you do.”

Lyrics for
“Body”

the police met the plane
they let you finish your meal
I know you’d like to believe it baby
but you’re more kid than criminal

just a boy who could not
get through a domestic flight
without lighting up in the restroom
got caught, cloud of smoke, thumb still on the light

you looked so proud
couldn’t wait to call a friend
we had to fly back home
never got the money back for that weekend

right there on the Sydney tarmac I
threw my luggage down
I said I’m gonna leave you
I’m not a good woman when you’re around

that’s when the sound came in
I could finally see
I felt the changing of the seasons
all of my senses rushing back to me

go your own way
watch me turn my own head
eyes on the driver, hands in my lap
heading to the city, to get my body back

I remembered early days
when you took my camera
turned to me, 23, naked on your bed looking straight at ya

do you still have that photograph
would you use it to hurt me?

well I guess it’s just my life
and it’s just my body

I guess it’s just my life
and it’s just my body x4

Julia Jacklin
Tour Dates:

11/27 – London, UK @ Omeara [SOLD OUT]
11/28 – Manchester, UK @ YES [SOLD OUT]
11/29 – Glasgow, UK @ Glad Cafe [SOLD OUT]

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