"Spirit Bird" as written by and Xavier Rudd....
Give it time and wonder why
Do what we can laugh an we cry
And we sleep in your dust because we've seen this all before
Culture fades with tears and grace
Leaving us stunned hollow with shame
We have seen this all, seen this all before

Many tribes of a modern kind,
Doing brand new work, same spirit by side,
Joining hearts and hand and ancestral twine, ancestral twine

Many tribes of a modern kind,
Doing brand new work, same spirit by side,
Joining hearts and hand and ancestral twine, ancestral twine

Slowly it fades
Slowly we fade
Slowly you fades
Slowly you fade

Spirit bird she creaks and groans
She knows she has, seen this all before she has, seen this all before

Spirit bird she creaks and groans she knows she has,
Seen this all before she has, seen this all before she has
Slowly you fade
Slowly it fades
Slowly you fade
Slowly you fade
Slowly you fade

Soldier on soldier on my good country man
Keep fighting for your culture,
Now keep fighting for your land

I know its been thousands of years
And I feel your hurt and I know its wrong
And you feel you've been chained and broken and burned
And those beautiful old people
Those wise old souls have been ground down for far too long
By that spineless that greedy man that hearless man deceiving man
That government hand taking blood and land taking blood and land and still they can
But your dreaming and your warrior spirit lives on and it is so so so strong
In the earth in the trees in the rocks in the water
In your blood and in the air we breath

Soldier on soldier on my good country man,
Keep fighting for your children now keep fighting for your land
Slowly it fades
Slowly you fade
Slowly it fades
Slowly it fades
Give it time and we wonder why
Do what we can laugh and we cry and we sleep in your dust because we've seen it all before


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"Spirit Bird" as written by Xavier Rudd

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    General CommentEvery time I listen to this I get goosebumps. Another great song from Xavier, lyrics and melody are both beautiful.
    JeffVaderon July 23, 2015   Link
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    General CommentThis of course is dedicated to the immense persecution still going on as we speak of the Australian Aborigines but it also applies to all native peoples of this Earth constantly misunderstood, discarded and ultimately, left to die in apathy. They still live in the land no matter how one tries to deny their mark, their Spirit.
    Octavedoctoron April 11, 2016   Link

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