Christopher, your ship's about to sail
You've got two and Santa Maria
Portugal, from the fall
Isabella set the adendum
showing once she's about to hang them
Sabatoge out at sea

Woah
San Salvador is falling
Hold high your rosary
San Salvador is falling
cast the saints out to sea
Oh, burn the colonies
Oh, burn the colonies
Burn the colonies

Overhead flew curlews and plovers
Maravedis, crimson and clover
Treyana? got the gold
We'll set foot with best of intentions
Senseless acts no one wants to mention
History sings to me

Woah
San Salvador is falling
Hold high your rosary
San Salvador is falling
cast the saints out to sea
Oh, burn the colonies
Oh, burn the colonies
Burn the colonies

San Salvador is falling
Hold high your rosary
San Salvador is falling
cast the saints out to sea
Oh, burn the colonies
Oh, burn the colonies
Burn the colonies


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    General CommentThis is full of facts about Columbus' voyage: the time, the ships, the where to and from, the near mutiny.

    Maravedis are spanish coins. It seems to refer to a buy out as supposedly after colonizing the Bahamas, Columbus had made the Tainos slaves to mine for gold. Afterward, the Tainos lead a short-lived rebellion.

    God, gold and glory were their intentions. It must have sounded harmless enough at first, but it was really terrible.
    rocknrollgirl47on August 04, 2011   Link

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