In our hands
an old old
old thread

Trail of Blood
and Amens

Greed is the
gift for the
sons of the
sons

Hear this prayer
of the
wampum

This is the tie
that will
bind us


Lyrics submitted by Mordak

Wampum Prayer song meanings
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    General Comment"The Southwest has this effect on her [Scarlet] where she looks deeper into things. And she's able to hear the ancestors more clearly. And she's been to a place where a long time ago there was a massacre that happened to the Apache, to most of the women and children. And there's a voice that she begins to hear of an old woman that's sitting by a fire. She's hearing in her dream time, and she's hearing it more and more with every day. And she starts to follow this trail, this voice, this story that she's picking up historically. So on some level, I guess, the aboriginal idea of song-lines has begun to sort of, mm, wrap itself around. That another culture is sort of supporting this concept that a song is, mmm, is determining where she goes. But if you don't know the song, you can't get into the next landspace. That's how song-lines work."
    UrbanGrieveron July 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAhhh ... sorry:

    "There [in Tucson] Scarlet picks up the voice of the Native American ancestors on WAMPUM PRAYER after visiting the site of a massacre of the Apache people. "She has a dream and follows the voice and prayer of an old woman who survived and whose song is woven into the land." There's an obvious parallel with the songlines of Aboriginal folklore in Australia as Scarlet is propelled by the dream until she reaches Cherokee country and the ancestry of her own people."
    UrbanGrieveron July 12, 2006   Link

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