"Creek Mary's Blood" as written by and Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen....
Soon I will be here no more
You'll hear my tale
Through my blood
Through my people
And the eagle's cry
The bear within will never lay to rest

Wandering on Horizon Road
Following the trail of tears

White man came
Saw the blessed land
We cared, you took
You fought, we lost
Not the war but an unfair fight
Sceneries painted beautiful in blood

Wandering on Horizon Road
Following the trail of tears
Once we were here
Where we have lived since the world began
Since time itself gave us this land

Our souls will join again the wild
Our home in peace 'n war 'n death

Wandering on Horizon Road...

" I still dream every night
Of them wolves, them mustangs, those endless prairies
The restless winds over mountaintops
The unspoilt frontier of my kith n'kin
The hallowed land of the Great Spirit
I still believe
In every night
In every day
I am like the caribou
And you like the wolves that make me stronger
We never owed you anything
Our only debt is one life for our Mother
It was a good day to chant this song
For Her

Our spirit was here long before you
Long before us
And long will it be after your pride brings you to your end "


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"Creek Mary's Blood" as written by Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen

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    General CommentDragon:

    Translation for the poem: (as some other lyrics not listed):
    our souls will join against the wild
    our home in peace'n
    war'n death

    wandering on horizon road...

    i still dream every night
    of them wolves, them
    mustangs,
    those endless prairies
    the restless winds over
    mountaintops
    the unspoilt frontier of
    my kith n'kin
    the hallowed land of the
    green spirit
    i still believe
    in every night
    in every day
    i am like the caribou
    and you like the wolves that
    make me stronger

    we never owed you anything
    our only debt is one life
    for our mother

    it was a good day to chant
    this song
    for her

    our spirit was here long
    before you
    long before us
    and long will it be after your
    pride brings you to your end
    shadowduckon March 15, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit wasn't the americans who took the land intially; it was the europeans.
    Rockad1054on May 14, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentinitially*
    Rockad1054on May 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMakes me think of the American westward expansion, mostly how one-sided and ecumenical it was.

    The Trail of Tears was a famous example of the suffering inflicted on Native Americans...sadly, it is not the only one.

    The use of Lakotan is haunting...nothing offers more indemnification than the voice of your victim...
    X405pastmidnighton September 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about the Red Indians of America whose land was savagely taken from them by the greed of white people. As the songs says: White Man came, saw the blessed land, we cared, you took, you fought, we lost, not the war but an unfair fight, sceneries painted beautiful in blood. How sad :( It ends with: 'Our spirit was here long ago before you, long before us and long will it be after your pride brings you to your end.' The spirit of the indians will always be there, it will always be there land.
    elmo72on November 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit is a very beautiful song, and a very sad one, and i agree that it is about the war between the indians and the white men, and it is unfair, because the indians didnt have weapons or trained men, and white men destroyed their habitat and them, too
    Alucardaon January 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCreek Mary's Blood is a book by Dee Brown about Native Americans.

    I presume that the song refers to this but I'm not sure-I haven't actually read the book.

    Its a very beautiful song-one of my favourites on that album.
    _mia_on January 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about the Trail of Tears, ie how Martin Van Buren totally fucked over the Natives.
    Death Discoon April 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Poem is:
    "Hanhepi iyuho mi ihanbla ohinni yelo

    O sunkmanitutankapi hena,
    sunkawakanpi watogha hena,

    oblaye t'ankapi oihankesni hena

    T'at'epi kin asni kiyasni he
    akatanhanpi iwankal

    Oblaye t'anka kin
    osicesni mitakuyepi òn

    Makoce kin wakan
    WakanTanka kin òn

    Miwicala ohinni - Hanhepi iyuha
    kici - Anpetu iyuha kici yelo

    Mi yececa hehaka kin yelo, na
    ni yececa sunkmanitutankapi

    kin ka mikaga wowasaka isom

    Uncipi tuweni nitaku keyas ta k'u

    Unwakupi e'cela e wiconi
    wanji unmakainapi ta yelo

    Anpetu waste e wan olowan
    le talowan winyan ta yelo

    Unwanagi pi lel e nita it'okab o'ta ye

    Untapi it'okab o'ta

    Na e kte ena òn hanska ohakap
    ni itansni a'u nita ihanke yelo"
    shadowduckon February 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt makes a very good point and have a very clear message that the white man are greedy.
    What does exaclty the poem says shadowduck?
    Dragonmistresson March 09, 2006   Link

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