i rewind to the time of the native people
that were banned from the land
by the church & the steeple
pushed to the west by gun, germ, & lie
too many broken pacts left the natives to die
below the barren land of the reservation
the earth is still screaming angry cries of war
insulting token gestures piddly reparations
keep most segregated, isolated,
angry, drunk, & poor
to quell your hunger they feed you lies
the rotted meat maggots & flies
& for your thirst the fire drink
& all your graves buried to sink
you welcomed them with open arms
& how'd they repay you
sickness fears, a trail of tears
no apologies issued
swindled out of everything
that you've ever owned
but given back the waste
& forced to call it a home
the long trail of tears
is a trail of blood too
so thanks for the giving
of the small pox flu
the genocide of these tribes &
their weakened nations
pro-sport team logos are
a grave desecration
take back the stolen land

Lyrics submitted by lyssafisha

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