From the day they washed ashore
The first brick in the foundation
In the kingdom of thieves
Befriend and destroy
Built upon stolen land
Painted with innocent blood
Give thanks and betray them
Shove them into dark corners
Feed them the leftovers of dogs
Dig up their graves and laugh
Pick your teeth with their bones
The fruit of the holy voyage is sour and cursed
Forced by our heroes
To walk a trail of tears
Forced by our forefathers
To watch their wives and children die
In this great, honorable, holy American land
In the kindom of thieves
The great American land

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    General CommentIs Dan a Native American? This song seems to me that it's about how the first Americans stole land from the natives and all. The whole "trail of tears" thing really points to that.
    epyon346on June 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI dont believe he is, but you are correct it is about the europeans coming to the new land, it is about manifest destiny the europeans thought that they were entitled to the land by god so they horded and killed many of the native americans destroying familys bringing disease and guns (The fruit of the holy voyage is sour and cursed)it was a disgusting and horrible part of history the worst part is that many people think it was the right thing to do the religous conservatives say things like "it was gods will that these people died because they would not have converted and god wanted a place for his followers" and this is dans reply to that
    Inpeaceon June 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentEven if Dan was a native American, he still could say what a pile of shit the system and the people are.
    Arthemesicon July 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit gave me a new perspective of the land i live on...i like that
    satan h8eron July 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentActually, Dan is Irish, just fyi.
    NuntiusSineAliison June 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think he's just using this as an example of the selfish and terrible things people do in God's name.
    theenjoisk8ron September 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthee, I agree. But not necessarily in God's name, but more so in "God's" name. They use it as a reason and start to believe that what they are doing is right. I like what Inpeace is suggesting too. 2009 new Zao album. I am stoked (:
    atooltoscreamon October 22, 2008   Link

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