"Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee" as written by and Buffy Sainte Marie....
Indian legislation on the desk of a do-right Congressman
Now, he don't know much about the issue
so he picks up the phone and he asks advice from the
Senator out in Indian country
A darling of the energy companies who are
ripping off what's left of the reservations. Huh.

I learned a safety rule
I don't know who to thank
Don't stand between the reservation and the
corporate bank
They send in federal tanks
It isn't nice but it's reality

Bury my heart at Wounded Knee
Deep in the Earth
Cover me with pretty lies
bury my heart at Wounded Knee. Huh.

They got these energy companies that want the land
and they've got churches by the dozen who want to
guide our hands
and sign Mother Earth over to pollution, war and
Get rich... get rich quick.


3. We got the federal marshals
We got the covert spies
We got the liars by the fire
We got the FBIs
They lie in court and get nailed
and still Peltier goes off to jail


My girlfriend Annie Mae talked about uranium
Her head was filled with bullets and her body dumped
The FBI cut off her hands and told us she'd died of
Loo loo loo loo loo


We had the Goldrush Wars
Aw, didn't we learn to crawl and still our history gets
written in a liar's scrawl
They tell ‘ya “Honey, you can still be an Indian
d-d-down at the ‘Y'
on Saturday nights”

Bury my heart at Wounded Knee
Deep in the Earth
Cover me with pretty lies
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee. Huh!

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"Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" as written by Buffy Sainte Marie

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    General Commenti love this song so much!!! i'm so glad someone submited it. it just manages to capture buffy st. marie's whole essence and the meanign of things to her. great song. great lyric.
    sKeMo_kidon September 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe meaning of this song is pretty straight foward. Just google any of the names in this article and you'll learn the tragic story of how the US government is STILL abusing their power when it comes to indian affairs.
    rogerstigerson June 30, 2006   Link

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