In the last days of Tecumseh there in the end
There were rumors of invasion even talk of spacemen
But he couldn't believe all that he knew would fade
In the ground below the airplanes Tecumseh were laid


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    General CommentGreat (short) song, referencing the also great (tall) Shawnee chief, Tecumseh, who died fighting against (and with) the white man.
    According to Rhino Magazine: 'Although Phillips wrote a short acoustic number for Mighty Joe Moon called "The Last Days Of Tecumseh," the song refers more to the Oklahoma town–"the ground below the airplanes"–than the great Shawnee chief. "I think that was another way of trying to describe the transitional point from the ancient, the traditional, to the world that we live in now, and the pains of that transition."' (rhino.com/RZine/…)
    rilestaron June 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentGreat (short) song, referencing the also great (tall) Shawnee chief, Tecumseh, who died fighting against (and with) the white man.
    According to Rhino Magazine: 'Although Phillips wrote a short acoustic number for Mighty Joe Moon called "The Last Days Of Tecumseh," the song refers more to the Oklahoma town–"the ground below the airplanes"–than the great Shawnee chief. "I think that was another way of trying to describe the transitional point from the ancient, the traditional, to the world that we live in now, and the pains of that transition."' (rhino.com/RZine/…)
    rilestaron June 09, 2009   Link

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