indian summer
fresh mown grass
girls in the attic
looking on them
indian summer
call me back
someone tell me there is another way
is it loud
is it autumn that you are talking about
is it why
is it lost on what im talking about
is it just
that you just cant find a way out
find another way
another way to pray

indian summer
through the year
on the medicine wheel
call me back
trap me in between, in between
somewhere west
somewhere south
anything west these days
gets the blade
gets wasted

is it right
is it real what your talking about
everything that i feel
you're talking about
sometimes i dont know
what i'm hearing now
is there another way
there is another way
another way to pray

here, here, here, here

girls, take your hands like you pray
on the ground
then back on your body
girls, take your hands like you pray
through the blades of grass
gently, gently all over your body
hey, there is another way
another way to pray

indian summer
fresh mown grass
can you mr. bush
light the sage
can you, anyone that's listening
find a way
it is clear, it is clear
we need another way
another way to pray

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Indian Summer song meanings
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    General CommentIndian summer (also called Old Wives' summer in the United Kingdom) is a name given to a period of sunny, warm weather in autumn, not long before winter. This time is often in late October or early November (Northern hemisphere) / late April or early May (Southern hemisphere), usually sometime after the first frost. It can persist for just a few days or weeks.

    The dates for Indian summer are very inexact due to the enormous variations in climatic patterns throughout each hemisphere. In the northern U.S. state of Minnesota, for example, warm Indian summer weather generally occurs earlier: in early or mid-October rather than in early November. Meanwhile, in San Francisco, where winter and summer temperatures vary relatively little and some of the warmest weather of the year tends to occur in October anyway, the term "Indian summer," if used at all, does not have the same potency as it would in a region with hot summers and very cold winters.

    The term is also used metaphorically to refer to anything that blooms late, or unexpectedly, or after it has lost relevance. For example: "The team experienced an Indian summer, winning the series after losing the first six games". Compare this usage to renaissance.

    The term has been used for well over two centuries and its origins have been lost. There are several theories as to its etymology:

    It may be so named because this was the traditional period where North American First Nations/Native American peoples would harvest their fall crops.

    In The Americans, The Colonial Experience, Daniel J. Boorstin speculates that the term originated from raids on European colonies by Indian war parties; these raids usually ended in autumn, hence the extension to summer-like weather was an "Indian" summer. This is unlikely, as the first recorded instance of the term happened in 1778, by which time such raids would have become uncommon.

    It could be so named because the phenomenon was more common in what were then North American Indian territories, as opposed to the Eastern seaboard.

    It may be of Asian Indian, rather than North American Indian, origin. H. E. Ware, an English writer, noted that ships at that time traversing the Indian Ocean loaded up their cargo the most during the "Indian Summer", or fair weather season. Several ships actually had an "I.S." on their hull at the load level thought safe during the Indian Summer.

    It may have originated as or evolved into a racist term related to "Indian giver", with the connotation of the brief extension of summer-like weather being false and being taken back.
    marquiceriseon December 23, 2005   Link

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