into mass graves we've shoveled lives /
a massive pipeline for the lies /
a past so vast with genocide /
and ignorance we hid behind /
you say that we are done with this /
turn blind eyes and still dismiss /
chalk this up as something passed /
and still create a lower caste /

lies /
the way you live shows no remorese /
for the day /
the day we killed crazy horse /
innocence with glassy eyes /
kill the nation, steal their pride /
on broken backs we build empires /
twisting spines for the steeple spires /
how many people can you kill? /
look at your twenty dollar bill /
do you see third world poverty /
inside the lines of of your country? /
and now to treaties we are loyal /
but tear them up when we smell oil /

Lyrics submitted by blanketrock

The Day We Killed song meanings
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    General CommentCrazy horse was a leader of a soux indian tribe. General custer came and destroyed his village. The reminants of his trbe combined with warriors from neirborring tribes joined forces and fought custers troops at little big horn. He died at an army base in Nebraska, in 1877 at the age of 33.
    Kei_Dacovaon January 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyea. you forgot to add the cool part when the guy is talking.
    about the dead people lying around the gulch.
    it's very...uhm..libertating. definitly opens your eyes.
    WhispersInTheDarkon December 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIts another FIF song about American Indians and their disgusting mistreatment by whites. Crazy Horse was some kind of leader in some battle, not sure of the details.
    OnDistantShoreson November 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentread bury my heart at wounded knee. his story is in there, along with a lot of others. very good book.
    Odin9008on November 03, 2006   Link

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